Inspired by CuriousClitty*
Obviously mental health is important. I am not taking light of the fact that having a healthy sense of self esteem and self determination are vital to one’s overall well being. This lifestyle is funny in that it can very quickly lift you up or push you way down.
Maybe that’s where you were meant to go anyway; maybe this was just a catalyst. I can’t say. Interestingly, Oregon tried to pass a law in 1992 to teach children in school that BDSM is dangerous and I agree that it can be. Asphyxiation, extreme sadism, fluid exchange with strangers: examples of things that can skirt the line.
But I find that if you let it D/s can propel you into a rawness that opens your eyes to depths of yourself you never knew existed. Things maybe we don’t particularly want to or enjoy seeing and parts of us we never knew, strengths we never even felt a whiff of prior to. With that can also come an acceptance of parts of us that society pushed aside out of lack of understanding or in mockery. A part of ourselves we locked away. I’m just saying that sometimes when you start shoving things in that skeleton closet good things get thrown in too; worth taking a peek. Lol
But come on now….people in ALL realms of life can be bonkers. That this lifestyle does attract fringe people with nefarious intentions and some negativity gets exchanged….well….true….but show me where that does not happen?
I can’t account for other people’s crazy. I can only account for my own….and I like my crazy just the way it is; with ample loads of of D/s.
*Can’t wait to hear about your self discoveries. 💋