When Jason and I first began this dynamic, I looked around a bit online, and imagine my surprise to find that there was a community of people just like us.
I learned a lot. I'm still learning.
The different dynamics ranged from mild, "taken in hand," traditional relationships, to more formal Domestic Discipline arrangements, to heavier bdsm. Some scared me. Some surprised me. But as I grew to get to know more people in the community -- in the forums, in blogland, in chat rooms -- I've come to make some amazing friends.
There are many many forums here online with different "flavors." There is Fetlife, The Experience Project, various Yahoo groups, CDD groups, Learning Domestic Discipline. But the one group I've found that is mostly closely aligned to how Jason and I practice DS is the Discipline and Love Message Board. If want to meet some people just like you, come on over. I'd love to "see" you there.
I've also, for the first time in my thirty-five years of life, discovered chat rooms. I've always been scared of chat rooms. It made me feel vulnerable! But one day, I stepped into the chat room over at D & L, and I also stepped into the chat room over at A Domestic Discipline Society. And here, I met some friends. I don't have a lot of time to chat these days, but I will always be grateful to the friends I met in the community.
Maybe you're looking for someone to talk to. Maybe you have questions or concerns. Maybe you just want to know you're not alone. Take the plunge. Reach out. Join a forum. Pop into a chat room. Send the owner of the blog's you read an e-mail. It's hard taking those first steps, but many of you will find, as I have, how very nice it is to make new friends.
So I wanted to take a minute to give a big shout out to those of you in the DD Community.