Every once in awhile, I get an email from a reader looking for advice, and often times it’s about how to ask for D/s or add some BDSM to the bedroom. While I’m not necessarily an expert, I’ll offer my advice when I can.

And today I was thinking random thoughts, and I realized that if someone reached out to ask me a question, there’s probably 100 other readers who have the same question, problem, or issue, but never asked, and that I could share my responses with my readers.

This is from an email from close to two years ago, from a married woman who finally confessed to her husband that she wanted to add some D/s to their relationship. He was receptive. They played a bit. Then the D/s faded away until it was gone. She couldn’t help but wonder what she did wrong.

Here’s my *edited* response.

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With M’s and my relationship, I think the D/s dynamic is way more significant to me than it is to him. I’ve struggled with this and at times I still do. And if it were completely up to me, it would manifest more and in many ways.
And yet I don’t ask for more. I should, but I don’t. Because I don’t what him doing anything he doesn’t want to do. And part of me is afraid if I open up and tell him something, and he doesn’t want it, then I fear I will be devastated.
But that’s not to say that I am unhappy with where we are. I’m not.
Because, when it comes down to it, I am submissive, and M is Dominate and that’s what matters.
Here’s a few things to remember…
  • You, I am assuming, have thought about D/s for some time before you mentioned it to your husband. If you are anything like me, you not only thought about it, but you played it out in your head, fantasized about it, and maybe even rubbed down a few to it. But your husband, he probably never thought about it until you brought it up. For us, this meant that M’s head and thoughts on the matter were way different than where mine were. And it took him awhile to become comfortable with certain things, things that I didn’t think twice about.
  • On that same note, give him some time. But don’t let it drift too far from his mind. Because it might… You said that you think he gave up on it; have you asked him? That’s where you should start. Because I doubt that’s the case. I would more likely think he just doesn’t know where to go with it, what to do. If it just drifted off, and you didn’t say anything, he probably hasn’t thought much about it. Ask. See where’s he’s at.
  • Being dominate isn’t easy. It’s a lofty task, and one that doesn’t come with an instruction manual. And the very idea of it conflicts with much of what men are taught to believe. So it’s not like there is a switch, where all the old things fall away and suddenly he’s cracking a whip, calling you a dirty whore, and spanking you when you mouth off too much.
When I started thinking about D/s seriously, I started trying to do submissive things. Things M probably never even noticed. But I’d do them, and I’d do them with pride. Simple things, like making his plate at dinner, serving him before I’d serve myself. My thoughts were that if I became submissive, he would become dominate. *shrugs* I can’t really say that it worked or not, but it made me feel submissive.
When M found out about my desire for submission, it was not under the best circumstances, and we had more than a few hurtles to overcome on our journey. But it also smacked him in the face. He had never read the blog before and had pages upon pages of my inner-most thoughts on the matter. In many ways, it made things easier, and in others, it made it much much harder.
And remember, it’s a journey. And it is often two steps forward and one back.
My advice… Don’t give up. Talk to him first and see where he’s at.
*hugs and kisses* ~caitlyn
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So my fellow pervs, subs, and Doms, do you have any additional wisdom you could offer a woman in this predicament?
And you, dear readers, if you ever have any questions on D/s, BDSM, love, sex, marriage, or blogging, feel free to email me at lovesexandmarriageblog@gmail.com or comment below. I’ve removed the need to put in a name and email address, so you can now comment anonymously.
Peace out, y’all, and have a rocking night.