This one came from anonymous....
Now that you are 2 years into your dynamic, maybe you could describe what the 2 years were like for you 2 prior to committing to be at his service. Even though you had not resigned yourself that way, did some of your d/s elements still exist? Did he create scenes for you? Did you get any punishment for fun? Did you play with toys and nipple clamps, etc.? I guess I am trying to get a feel for did you go from very vanilla to a full on d/s relationship one day or was there more of an evolution process where you were seeing some of the d/s benefits without actually committing yourself to that dynamic prior to taking the leap.
Thank you for your question(s). For those of you that might have missed it, this is a follow up to one that I answered here.
This seems like an easy question to answer but it's taken me a while to reflect back on that time in our lives. I guess as we get older, things in the past all start to run together making it hard to keep the exact time frames accurate.
To answer the first part of the question...the only element of D/s that existed well before our dynamic was in the context of BDSM play. Heron had always wanted control in the bedroom. He did create scenes over the years that put me in the submissive role and Him the dominant role but I could never embrace it. There was never any punishment. We had some toys...fucking machine, dildos, vibrators, rope, cuffs, but no ouchie toys. It didn't really matter though. Internally, I fought any form of control He tried to have over me. Scenes often ended with me in tears and fights between us. If it didn't happen right a way, it usually did a few days later.
I remember one night in particular, probably about 2 years before our dynamic began, give or take a few months. This night would be the last straw for Him. After that, He locked that part of Himself away along with the few toys that we had.
He blindfolded me before leaving the house and drove me to an unfamiliar place, which turned out to be a mechanical room at His office. It was after hours so He wasn't worried about anyone seeing us. I was trying my best to go along with it for Him but I wasn't happy about it at all. Honestly, I don't know what my issue was except that I wasn't in control of what was happening.
With the blindfold still on, He took me in the room, removed all my clothes, and tied me up spread eagle using some of the pipes above my head. I don't remember what my legs were tied to but I most definitely remember Him sliding the fucking machine between my legs and turning it on. It was a fairly mild scene, all meant to be pleasurable and it was. I couldn't stop my body from enjoying it if I had wanted to. But mentally, I was still fighting it and afterwards, my walls went sky high. We had the same conversation that had plagued our marriage for years. Why do you need this?
So that was it. That was when He gave up kink altogether. Those two years were SO. VERY. VANILLA and it was obvious after a while that neither of us were getting our needs met. The sex was good, just not very often and lacking intensity. Blowjobs had never been something I enjoyed so those were once a month, if that.
Really, it felt like we were roommates or very good friends. No doubt we loved each other immensely, and we got along just fine but there was a fire in Him that I had done my best to extinguish. I could see it...I could feel it.
As a consolation, I tried to offer some kinky play from time to time. There weren't many things I liked but I did like the hand spanking during sex, if I was in the mood and in control of offering it. But He said that wasn't how it worked for Him, which usually caused more fights because I just couldn't understand what He meant by that. I took it to be some form of manipulation. But in reality, to keep the "beast" at bay, He had to keep it under lock and key at all times.
So we existed...until I was ready. Submission wasn't something He could force from me. I had alot of things in my past to work through first before I could be ready. I also had a lot of social conditioning to work through. I had been taught that allowing a man to have control was weakness.
To answer the last part of your question about going from vanilla to complete D/s...I guess we kind of did. Even though we had dabbled in BDSM through the years, that two years prior, we were completely vanilla. And at the point that I told Him I was ready, He required my complete commitment to the D/s dynamic or He wasn't willing to open Himself up to the kind of hurt and rejection I had put Him through so many times.