30 Days of Kink – Day 18: Pet Peeves

Day 18: Any kinky/BDSM pet peeves? If so, what are they?

I’m not a very peevish person. I don’t let the little things bug me, for the most part, and live by the philosophy that if I can’t change it, let it be, which pet peeves seem to be in the category of. So it was actually hard for me to come up with something specific for this.

I guess the thing that bugs me more than anything is the idea that some people have that just because we practice BDSM, we are supposed to be “better” than those who don’t, in terms of our openness, acceptance of others, being non-judgmental.  Because folks, we aren’t. We are just individuals, with all the failings, quirks, foibles and flaws that the rest of mankind have. And that includes being judgmental, unaccepting, self-righteous and narrow-minded.

And on the heels of that pet peeve? That we aren’t better than that. Because I happen to think, because we are who we are, because we face prejudice, persecution and self-righteous pricks that think they should tell us how to live and love, that we should be better than that. But that, as W would say, is Jade’s world. A better place. But, unfortunately, not reality.

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