OK - THIS is one of the reasons I write. I want others to enjoy this dance as I do, and to appreciate the nuances that make it special - in real life - not in fan fiction. This note (re-blogged with permission) is edited for length and to preserve anonymity:
First, Congratulations on 3000 followers.
Thank you for your wonderful blog. I am 37, married for almost 13 years, and only recently realized, deep down, I am submissive.
You have helped me immensely. My husband, who isn’t vanilla all the time, doesn’t have any formal knowledge of the D/s world. He is a big man, 6’5” and 250lbs, and I know he worries about hurting me. I am a very straightforward person, who will tell it like it is. However, I have had a hard time putting this all out there to Him.
I have found a way to use your blog to do that. We are taking 4 days away at a couples retreat for our anniversary this year. This time together, away from the kids, will be the best time to start my journey. And I have found a simple way - in an email letter, to tell him exactly what I need.
Thanks to your blog, I have hand-picked and printed out a number of your entries to show him what I crave. I am hoping this helps. We have “played” before, light restraining, light spanking, but he can be tentative - it’s hard for him to relax and get into it.
So, all this for THANK YOU. You have made it possible for me to communicate better with the person who holds my heart, body & soul in his hands. I trust him 110% and know he would never hurt me physically, mentally or emotionally. Thank you for doing what you do, as well as you do it.”
You are most welcome, dear follower - and thank you for such a touching note.
reblogging this definitely for the submission
it makes me so happy to see things like this - people finding ways to embrace their sexuality AND embrace it with someone they love. a tumblr blog being the catalyst for that change makes it all the much better and reinforces my belief that we can be who we really are on tumblr whereas not so much on another website.
so awesome <3