Communication

This weeks topic for Food for Thought Friday is communication, something I have written about many times before:

Lost, 5th Feb 2019

Maintenance Wednesday’s, 14th Feb 2019

It’s good to talk, 22nd Feb 2019

Wednesday Night Chat, 17th April 2019

To name a few, although many of my posts reiterate constantly that communication is essential in D/s. From safewords to setting limits without honest communication any D/s relationship is likely to be on unsteady or unsafe ground.

Practice what you preach

Now I know I’ve just said honest communication is essential, but if your a regular reader of my blog you’ll know that I am guilty of dishonesty in this area. I have faked orgasms (albeit because I wanted MrH to feel like he was doing a good job) and I haven’t told him when I’ve bought things, not followed my diet and not fessed up…

So believe me when I say I am certainly not perfect when it comes to communication…

Tell me

I find it hard to tell MrH what I want him to do to me. I want to be able to.. but I don’t. Fortunately MrH has never pushed me to tell him.

Conversely I keep asking MrH to talk to me more, during sex I mean. I want him to tell me what he likes, what he wants me to do for or to him. I like to hear his voice. I read posts by other bloggers when they talk about their Doms talking during play, telling them how wet they are, how they are needy, desperate, their slut. These stories always make me wet imagining MrH saying these things to me. The Safewords Club has a writing prompt and this time it’s Erotic Humiliation.

I haven’t posted a link to this one but I imagine that the way I feel when I try to talk during play and the way I imagine I’ll feel if MrH were to tell me the things I’ve mentioned above it would probably come under that heading.

MrH has upped his game recently and started talking more, and I’ve enjoyed it but it took me several months to ask him to do this. MrH is in some ways better at communication than I am and so if he wants me to speak more during sex he will tell me.

You say it best

Rowan Keaton’s hit song when you say nothin’ at all has always been a favourite of mine. It was released the year MrH and I got married and it was our second dance at our wedding.

MrH has always seemed to know when something’s up with me. Even if I’d don’t say anything. He knows my moods. He knows my heartaches and my joys.

He, on the other hand, is still a mystery to me. He doesn’t talk about his feelings, he doesn’t analyse and dissect every thought and action. At least that’s what he tells me when I ask.

So when we started our D/s Dynamic I miss-trusted him. I thought he might just be playing along to keep me happy. I questioned and challenged him. I pushed him and worried. The he wrote a piece for The Safewords Club called A New Doms Tale and as I read this I realised he really was invested. He wasn’t playing, as it were, he was enjoying it.

Where MrH doesn’t say much, he does listen. He’s always paying attention, watching and listening. Communication is 50% talking 50% listening.

Turning point

This post was a turning point for me. I stopped fighting back, pushing and challenging.

The last few months has seen more developments in our relationship. We have built a regular weekly chat into our routine. This has enabled me to work on telling MrH what’s on my mind, and what I’d like him to do or try.

A life long conversation

Our relationship is one long conversation, one I hope never ends. We are considerate of each other and kind to each other. We listen to each other and care that the others needs are being met. We communicate.

9 Replies to “Communication”

  1. ‘Our relationship is one long conversation’ … I loved this bit. What a perfect summary of what communication should be like a relationship. I don’t think I’ve had that before because I’ve always held so much back, but I think that’s what I have with Bakji, at least it definitely feels that way. Thank you for another great #F4TFriday share x

  2. Love that idea of a regular weekly chat – I think me and my man should introduce that. He is very good at communicating but often only when he wants to – having a scheduled chat may work for both of us x

  3. It is sometimes so difficult to talk to each other. But it is so worth the effort. Now that my Queen knows of my blog and now that we are reading it together, it has opened up new pathways to communication! So things are good!!

  4. Like Floss, I was taken by the line “Our relationship is one long conversation.”

    I can appreciate the mistrust when it feels that communication only flows one way. Really glad to read how you’ve both overcome that. Certainly, it can really help to write in your time and have someone read it rather than flustered conversations that fail because the words won’t come.

    melody xx

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