After some random dude sent me a clear list in his second message to me of the types of lovers I’d be expected to take as his cuckoldress:
- And etc.
I do not subscribe to any relationship where someone gets to tell me what kind of lovers to take.
Nor, would I tell them what kind of lovers to take or not, unless we negotiated those restrictions together, for mutual pleasure.
Best of luck in everything.
Now, I know not everyone believe in 100% personal autonomy in relationships, ESPECIALLY in D/s relationships.
I get that.
I do me just fine, and if you doing you gets in the way of me doing me, we just won’t do together.
No hard feelings.
No denigration (from me).
Just no “doing.”
So, I do my best to be clear and honest, without sounding ‘poly-er-than-thou’ or TEH UBER CUCKOLDRESS (if that’s their line), and simply decline.
Well, this one thought I was calling him “oppressive and a controlling partner,” and felt a need to explain himself.
Along with stating he wanted control over who I might sleep with in this fictional relationship he contacted me about starting up, which I had already declined (quite politely, I think) he went on to say that he screens and carefully selects, has preferences as to physical type, age and race, and dropped this bomb:
“It’s protecting my woman is what I call it. I value safety, privacy and good heath.”
Oh, well that makes all the difference, doesn’t it?
It’s not about what he wants, really. Or about his insecurities. Or about cuckolding being woman-driven.
It’s about protecting HIS WOMAN.
Which I am not, and yet, he felt a need to tell me all of his requirements in detail. Much like you might search for a set of speakers on Amazon to fit a specific niche in your home.
Sure, I get that if it’s not a fit, it’s faster to do that and just move on. I PREACH this shit. Daily.
But don’t pretend it’s about protecting me.
It’s your kink. Cool.
It’s not protection.
I’m 45 years old. I’ve made more in all of my long-term relationships (except one) than my partners (by far—I was the breadwinner for 20 years).
I’ve traveled the country and internationally alone by trains, planes, automobiles, bus, hitchhiking, ships, and 18-wheelers.
[I’ve only once had bad sex.][https://fetlife.com/users/50648/posts/3606036]
I’ve never been outed or stalked by someone I chose to be intimate with.
I’ve never been attacked by violently a man in a relationship. I have in actual fight training and in two attempted rapes (one had a knife), and I beat them off.
I’ve never gotten an STI/STD aside from HSV-1, which I was born with.
I’ve met complete strangers for dates and sex in strange cities, and have come out alive (I did take precautions).
And yet, this man thinks that entering into a relationship with a dominant woman into cuckolding means that I will somehow suddenly need his protection.
So, I said to him, “As the dominant in my relationships, I protect myself and my partner. I also appreciate protection. I do not, however, feel that having my sexual choices made for me is any sort of protection, because I do not feel that anyone cares more about my wellness and health than I do.”
Which is when he let me down gently, and told me that we could be friends, but that a “meaningful relationship” was out of the picture.
Ok, I feel better now.
What are your thoughts on protection?
I don’t deny that there are amazing benefits to protection, both mutual and one-way.
To me, this goes back to the idea of negotiating those protections/restrictions together as a relationship grows, and as they are needed/wanted.
Where is YOUR line? What takes from protection (for example) to oppressive and controlling self-interest?
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