Socials and Networking
Today’s discussions: How socially connected are you as a Dominant? Do you look for others to talk to about your Dominance either for support, learning, educating or networking? Do you go to events or connect through another sort of social grouping either in person or online?
The fact that I’m doing these discussions should answer most of these questions today. I’ve met and come into contact with some amazing individuals on both sides of the slash and and even a few amazing couples. They’ve quickly become close friends and even a few of you have become confidants. I’ve also rehashed my old lifestyle blog and it’s really taken off thanks to a pretty big promotion from another lifestyle writer.
I think it’s very important to be socially connected. It allows me to learn and grow as a Dominant. Talking to other Doms allows me to become a better Dom too and it enables me to help other Doms through mentoring. I’m able to share ideas and learn new ideas for everything from creating or reinforcing structure and discipline to bouncing ideas around for improving or learning new punishments. Did I mention mentoring? Lol. Mentoring is amazing. Seeing the excitement and thrill of exploring and learning from new Dom is really invigorating, especially when they’ve uncovered some revelation or new idea.
I’ve not been to a local social event in ages. I went to one in the San Francisco Bay area and was completely turned off by the experience. The level of pretentiousness was really disheartening. I’m waiting for a local munch here to open up so I can see what the community is like in KC, but with the pandemic, everything has slowed to a crawl. Local events are a great, safe way to meet new people and potential partners.
Talking to folks online is an excellent way to explore and learn. Get to know yourself and explore your needs. There are some excellent articles online regarding red flags and what to look for in spotting fakes. Familiarize yourself with them. The only one that can protect you when you’re on your own is yourself.