People often say that a D/S relationship cannot be romantic. When I saw the call for the ‘Bound for Love’ anthology, I was immediately interested. What greater love is there than to trust another person body and soul? The trust required in these relationships is absolute. The submissive is not a victim, but holds the power of allowing the freedom to love completely, to fill them. Life and relationships are complicated enough without adding physical bondage, but it is the give and take, not the pain and restraint, that fuel these couplings.
I like to include BDSM elements in almost all of my stories because there is always a power play when love is involved. Sometimes the roles are clear and other times, the line is blurred. Regardless, of the shift in power is takes two (or sometimes more) to form the circle. Is not the concept of aftercare, romantic? Do you not feel the incredible power of love as the submissive gives all to the dominant? Is the dominant not opening to the possibility of accepting the love that is offered?
Letting go is difficult for most, but when you truly love someone you find a way to face your fears and give that person all that you are. Accepting all that another has to give is often even tougher, but when the two come together, it’s magic. If you read these stories, I think you will find that love and romance can take many forms. So, I ask again, is BDSM romantic?
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Indeed the feelings and truths expressed in BDSM when done by two consenting adults are often confused by the vanilla, but show the players unfathomable depths of passion and trust. Genevieve's story involves female cuckholdry, until the very end. Or does it? Find out in Bound for Lvoe