Saturday, December 14, 2013
The Forum - Question of the Week #30
Welcome to the Forum. I hope you all had a good week.
Before we get to this week's question, a reminder about our new "User Stories" feature. If you have the time and inclination, please share a fun or interesting story about your domestic discipline activities, or share a bit of DD-oriented fiction. To share a story, either add a comment to the most recent post, or send me an email with your submission.
Now, on to this week's topic, in which I am inviting people to wax a little philosophical. Last week, we talked a little about encouraging more participation from women in DD relationships, and about some of the reasons that women either do not participate as much in on-line DD and spanking discussions, or perhaps do not participate as much in F/m oriented DD activities as many men out there might like. While we were having these discussions, I was also reading a book about Tantra. The book (which I won't identify because, on balance, it was a pretty bad read) posited that practitioners of Tantra believe that within each of us there are elements of the opposite gender, and that one goal of Tantric practice is to bring out, to develop, the inner woman within each man and the inner man within each woman.
So, my question is: to what extent is that part of what is happening with F/m domestic discipline and Female Led Relationships? In your own relationship, does submitting to a spanking involve some reshaping of your male gender role and allowing some more feminine element come to the fore? Conversely, if you are a female disciplinarian, does giving a spanking or taking control of the relationship involving some channeling of your inner man? To what extent is switching up the gender roles a bit an explicit goal in your DD relationship?
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