I was recently asked on tumblr… What advice would you give to someone just starting to embrace his Dominant side?
This is a great question. Most of the time the questions revolve around the sub, so having one about the Dom is nice. The first thing I will tell you is to have an open mind and realize that the things you want is ok to want. It may be against many societal norms, and against how we as men are taught to treat a woman, but that doesn’t make it wrong. The key to this is consent from the sub. You shouldn’t treat just anyone as if you are Dominant, but to Your sub, as long as it’s consensual and something you both want and need, it’s perfectly acceptable and is what works for the two of you. Coming to terms with this mentally can be hard for many Doms.
Second, you need to learn and figure out what you need as a Dom, what you like and don’t like, and what kind of Dom you are. This isn’t something that comes quickly and sometimes comes with trial and error. Just because you see it on tumblr, or read it somewhere doesn’t mean you have to do it or be like that to be a Dom. That’s the beauty of this…you can figure out what you like, and leave the rest behind. there is no right or wrong way to do this, only the way that works best fr you. Everyone is different and an individual, so they need to find what they need and works for them. Along this same line, is finding a sub that matches well with your own likes and dislikes. You have to be on the same page or it will never work. If you have a sadist streak and she isn’t at all masochist, then that will be a real problem. So, you have to learn and know yourself, as well as learn and know your sub.
Third…trust, respect and communication…to me the pillars of a D/s relationship. Being able to be completely open and discuss things with your sub is essential. Trust and respect goes both directions, from sub to Dom and Dom to sub. These things are not something Dom can be require or demand…they are earned. And to earn these things takes time. You also have to understand that trust and respect can be easily lost, and very hard, if not impossible, to regain. So be mindful of this, because without trust and respect for each other, you have nothing in a D/s relationship.
Last, but certainly not least, you never know it all and are never God’s gift to all the submissive’s in the world. Treat all people in the lifestyle with dignity and respect. It can take a long while to learn and find your way, but that’s half the fun of the journey. You never know everything there is to know, no matter how long you have been in this lifestyle, and can always learn more and try to become better. You are only Dom to the one that chooses to accept you in that role, not to everyone or anyone just because they declare they are submissive. Even with the one you can call your own submissive, don’t discount her thoughts, views and opinions. She can teach you just as well as you can her. She may see something differently than you that you haven’t thought of before. You don’t just get to tell and control, more often than not you have to listen.
Believe in yourself and believe in her. Work together to grow, progress and become more and better. It’s a lot of work and effort but the rewards are well worth it. Hope this helps give you some points to think about and get you in the right direction.