Questions for Dominants 16
18. Have you ever had a significant online D/s relationship?
I actually have had a few D/s relationships that were online long ago, before I was in a position to do things in person so much.
I had a couple of online submissives, one of whom was, at the time, significant to me, though I barely remember him now. I ran across a picture of him he’d sent me a few years ago and genuinely looked at it blankly for the first 30 seconds, having no idea who he was.
I lost track of him entirely probably 15 years ago. I remember he was a big Boston Patriots fan and actually cared when they won or lost, which at the time was very odd to me.
I had a sort of mentor for a longish time online, again before I had other options. He actually was very influential on me, in a lot of ways.
Much of my philosophy about being a dominant and a leader, if I think about it, actually had roots in things he told me or taught me.
He was not, however, in many ways the most stable of people in terms of his emotional state, I think, though I honestly don’t mean that badly. I think, in retrospect, that he might have talked a better game than he probably played, and I feel quite disloyal saying that, even now.
He wasn’t really involved in any community, nor did he have real time relationships that were D/s oriented, so I suspect that some of what he said was easier because he didn’t have to do it all the time, but again, I feel disloyal even all these years even saying that.
He used the name online of WWSmith, but his name was Jon Lukas. He lived not that far away, but I never met him, though we spoke on the phone a lot at times.
We had a falling out about 13 years ago, though we hadn’t been very close for a couple of years before that, either. I don’t remember what it was over, nothing big, I think one of the emotional upsets he was given to.
For whatever reason, I’d not looked for him on the internet for a number of years, probably six or seven at least, and on a whim I looked a few months ago and found his name in the death indexes. He died in May of 2001, not long at all after we last spoke.
It was really more upsetting than I would have expected it would be, for whatever reason. I tried to track down an obituary, but only found the most basic of information, basically the date on which he had died at age 51.
I’ve thought about him more often since then, as would be expected, I’d think.
I was lucky to have known him, I think, regardless of what his own flaws were, he gave me a lot of information and set pretty high expectations for me, and expected me to do the same for myself.
He taught me it was ok to be an asshole sometimes, or to be thought one, because that’s the nature of the role, and sometimes that’s what’s needed. He taught me not to feel too guilty about it, but not to make it a habit, either.
And, on that small note of tribute to him, I will end. I will be in Lexington at Mr. Bluegrass Leather tomorrow, so a post may have to wait until Sunday, it will be a late night and a busy day.