I am struggling at the moment, fair readers, with the editing of my blog. I will let you in on a secret. I play a little harder than what I write about. I want to be honest, I really do, but there are somethings I skirt around a bit....and there are other things I skirt around a lot. What I suppose would normally take half an hour to an hour to write takes me painful hours of deliberation trying to make sure you can understand why I am in the emotional headspace I am in without being too explicit...Don't for one second think I am anything less than honest. Everything I am feeling and experiencing is real for me, it is just some of the physical stuff I am careful with - especially since I know some of the people who read...
So what do you think, guys? For those of you who blog yourselves, especially the subbly bunch, what do you hold back? Do you hold anything back? Do any of your real-time friends read or know about your life?
I personally find the duality difficult. I am not used to holding back anything from anyone. I am about as much a what-you-see-is-what-you-get person as you can get. Most of my close girlfriends know. A few of my close male friends know. My sister-in-law knows.
The people I have around me love me and think I am crazy. They have always thought that though, so this just serves to confirm it. They shake their heads or say they always knew, even when I used to play back in the day, they knew. None of them have felt it appropriate to even feign shock. I wonder about that. What is it about me that screams kink? Not that it matters. If I have always known, then why would everyone else have been oblivious? I will say though that there was a bit of a murmur when I said I had a Sir. It was expected that I have pup, but a Sir for you? That has quite possibly been the most interesting part. The reaction (especially some of my rabbidly feminist friends *waves*) to the idea of me submitting. I have found that treatment of me is reflective of how people react to life in general. Some of them read here religiously, some read occasionally, some don't read at all. Some want details, want more from me, some ask and then don't ask, look and beg curiosity and then get squeemish - they are the ones who enjoy thinking things are terrible. Some want to talk about the emotional side, want to understand the reasoning, the need, the desire. Some want to talk about the physical. As long as I am safe and happy they don't really care about TTWD.
It makes me wonder how much of hiding and closeting BDSM really has to do with other people and how much it has to do with how we percieve ourselves. People know there is 'kink' out there. People, all people, have their fetishes.
I am not planning on handing out business cards with my blog-link to the other mums at my kids' new school, but really...this is part of who I am SO this is my warning to all you who look me in the eye. I am going to start gradually being more honest on here. You will be reading more of the physical realities of TTWD. If you think there is even the slightest possibility that you will be uncomfortable - stop reading. If you are reading out of morbid curiosity - stop reading. If you think I am a terrible person - stop reading. If you are a little turned on, you have my mobile number, give me a call....
I am good at keeping the pieces of my life whole within me and separate out of the necessity of life but that is something we all do. You wear your daughter hat for your mum but it doesn't sit on your head at the office. You wear your office hat at work, but not as a lover. Your hats are all there, tucked away, to be pulled on when needed. My BDSM-side is the same. It is just a collar, not a hat!
So the questions were:
For those of you who blog yourselves, what do you hold back? Do you hold anything back?
Do any of your real-time friends read or know about your life?
Why do you think we hide TTWD?