At the conclusion of Cranky Day I went up to Wicked Grounds and had dinner with two wonderful women. We had a great conversation. I felt seen. I felt like I had friends. I felt like I know these peoples stories and they know mine and they want to know more. I know I want to know more about them.
It isn’t just about hunting. It is about needing something bigger than a four person nucleus family with a babysitter.
My submissive walked in, surprised to see me, on a date. I was tactful I think. Barely grabby enough to remind him that I can but not stepping on the toes of his date. I think. I hope. *cross fingers* (No complaints from him.)
I think it is funny how I’m kinda putting people in boxes they didn’t ask to be put in. I don’t know if those are boxes they want to be in.
I am sorta doing with my submissive an intensified, deeper, adult, more intimate version of what I barely hinted at with my best friend in junior high. My poor best friend. I spent so much time hitting him. He told me that it didn’t hurt that much and clearly I needed to be hitting someone so it was ok. But I never kissed him. I never got even close to being sexual with him. That was completely off the table. (I actually went and stayed with this friend on the road trip. His wife is awesome and he has a darling baby boy. I’m so happy for him.)
I’ve never really soaked in wanting without hurrying up to sex. I don’t even really know how to do that. I feel like I’m signing up for the most torturous science project of my life. How does one sit with desire and coax it without indulging it completely?
I don’t know and I want to find out.
When I am grinding on your crotch and you can smell me the thing isn’t that I lack desire to fuck you.
I want to fuck you. But much more than that I want the power to decide not to fuck you. The first power like that I’ve ever really had in my life.
That’s a kind of intoxication I don’t know how to describe.
I love that I can lay on you and kiss you as much as I want to and you will gasp and moan and pant and start crying… but you won’t grab me and force me to do more than I am ready to do.
This is an utterly novel experience for me.
It is gross and creepy and yucky but I feel like the seeds of wanting this came from being a parent. I kiss my kids without escalating. But it isn’t passionate. It is loving and tender without being remotely sexual.
It really taught me a lot about the variety of love I can feel. I am curious about the extent of that variety in a way I was not before having children. How many ways can I love?
Am I physically capable of passion without hurrying to get it over with?
And it will be complicated to figure out the dynamic of pain and tenderness. When I say that I haven’t really dominated you in the past, the tenderness is a huge chunk of what I mean. I have tried very hard to give you the kind of pain I thought you wanted. I wasn’t there just being selfish. I like that kind of play and I thought you only wanted a specific thing from me.
If what you want is to do what I want, then this is going to be a whole lot more gentle. Because you don’t understand what I want as much as you think you do. Yes, I want to hurt you. I’m going to fuck you up severely. But that will be like 10% of our relationship.
I’ve watched you for a decade and a half. I’ve watched you be a man of integrity, honesty, character, and dedication.
Why in the world would I want to spend the majority of our time together degrading you?
Just got off the phone with my shrink. That was a lovely phone call. I gave her an update on the folks I’m pursuing. She said, “Oh I know these names.” That makes me happy. She thinks it is a good thing that I am taking my sexual satisfaction this seriously. “If this is what it takes and you can do it… do it.”
She also said that the thing I was cranky about is something we’ve discussed in therapy many many many many many many many times and yup I’ve been cranky about it for a long time. That is an accurate perception on my part. I’m not being hysterical. This is an issue.
I described my April and said, “Ok that is 0-60.”
I said, “IT IS ONLY ON 3 DAYS!!!!”
“Oh. But it is so much emotional intensity… it feels like a lot more than three days…”
You don’t understand. I used to do this 5-6 nights/week.
Three nights in a month doesn’t feel like 0-60 for me. And two of those nights I’ll be with the kids for most of the day anyway.
So it doesn’t represent that much time away from my normal life except in the form of lost sleep.
So it feels different to me.
I’m being real careful to catch up on sleep first.
My shrink said yeah, just use Lorazepam every night for a while. Catch up on lost sleep. Just doooo eeeet.
None of this, “But I’m overmedicated” bullshit. I’m not.
I think I have decided to try the Gabapentin. I’m scared shitless. But I seriously need a break from smoking. This is killing my lungs. Edibles are so expensive.
I would much rather give my money away than hemorrhage it on pot. Realistically: I’d rather pay chiropractors.
I’m not sure I will ever stop completely. I like it. But I don’t want to need this much of it. At this point it is hurting me.
My lungs are so pissed.
I won’t be on the computer today. K is bringing the Bonus Kids over. We haven’t had a visit in a while. I’m really happy about it.
Last night two wonderful women decided to come talk to me just because I said in a public way that I would be out of the house.
I feel so lucky.
Thank you for seeing me. Thank you for loving me.
Arms hurt. Love you so much. Bye.