I got this piece of drivel as part of a longer conversation with a submissive telling me that as a dominant, I’m DOIN’ IT RONG.
Here are my thoughts.
“With regard to restrictions, it is pretty well accepted that when someone owns something, say a car, that the owner may do what she wishes with her property.”
You’re right. In fact, I have often compared owning a submissive to having a car or a dog that I love and that I’m proud of, and that I enjoy sharing with the world.
Want to pet my dog? Please! He loves being petted and licking your face (I don’t let him lick mine), and feels so filled up and proud when you’re done.
Like my new convertible? Want to drive it? Do it! I love it, too, and the joy I get is reflected back on me in the joy you get.
But that’s not QUITE the same as “doing whatever I wish with my property.”
A Submissive As A Car
I may CHOOSE not to change my oil. However, that will not keep my vehicle in the optimal shape for me to continue to use for as long as I wish.
I could CHOOSE to let it fall into various stages of disrepair and use it up and throw it out (or park it in my front yard to rust for a few years), as well.
However, that doesn’t really benefit me.
If I neglect my car, it will break down on me when I need it.
Worse, it may fail, and hurt someone.
And a car cannot speak to me with reason, or emotional nuance.
So, No, A Submissive Is Not A Car
People are not cars, they are people.
And even poor treatment of a car results in consequences that any outsider could see and understand that the owner is not a good one.
- Rust spots
- Dark smoke
- Rattling noises
- Noxious Fumes
By suggesting that the dominant never take into account what the submissive partner wants and responds to for optimal living, you are suggesting abuse, pure and simple.
Which may be your thing.
It’s not mine.
For my submissives, or my cars.