Starting a new dominant/submissive (D/s) lifestyle can be an exciting and fulfilling journey. Here are some general guidelines to keep in mind as you embark on this path:
Communication and consent: Open and honest communication is crucial, both before and during any D/s activities. Discuss your boundaries, limits, desires, and expectations openly with your partner. Obtain informed consent from each other before engaging in any D/s activities.
Trust and respect: Trust is the foundation of any D/s relationship. It is important to establish trust and mutual respect between the dominant and submissive partners. Trust allows both partners to feel safe and secure in their roles.
Negotiation and consent: Regularly negotiate your roles, responsibilities, and limits with your partner. Consensual exploration is the key to a healthy D/s lifestyle. Discuss your boundaries, desires, and expectations, ensuring that both partners are comfortable and enthusiastic.
Education and learning: Continue to educate yourself about the various elements of D/s play. This can involve reading books, attending workshops or classes, and engaging with the BDSM community. Knowledge empowers both partners to ensure a safe and consensual experience.
Safety precautions: Take proper safety precautions to ensure physical and emotional well-being. Establish safe words or signals that can be used to indicate when to stop an activity. Discuss any potential risks or concerns and implement safety measures accordingly.
Aftercare: Aftercare is an essential part of any D/s play. Both the dominants and submissives may require physical and emotional support after intense scenes. Ensure that you create a comforting and safe space for your partner to recover and provide the necessary care.
Continuous consent: Consents and limits can change over time. Always maintain open lines of communication and be willing to renegotiate boundaries as needed. Regular check-ins with your partner are important to ensure that both partners are still aligned in their desires and boundaries.
Remember, each D/s relationship is unique and should be tailored to the individuals involved. It's essential to find what works for you and your partner and to always prioritize mutual consent, respect, and safety.