So pondering upon BDSM and specific parallels in biology, I decided to write this blog. I think explaining my point this way is more effective. Of recent, in my documentation of coursework I have been making social observations in BDSM virtually and real time. I used to think there where only 2 types of dommes, good and bad. As time progresses and my experience and knowledge of human behavior grows as it pertains to BDSM, perspective changes. And what I am noticing is a trend. Not so much a good or bad domme, cause I believe with the proper training and enthusiasm anyone can be a good domme. And anyone who does
this and simply doesnt give a fuck , can be a bad domme. What I think ive pin pointed is more like social behavioral trends due to a lack of understanding in what it is we actually do, as Femdom /Findom become more and more common in society.
In biology the term Symbiosis means - the interaction between two different organisms living in close physical association, typically to the advantage of both.
The D/s dynamic mirrors this exactly! You have D/s both in close association of each other. The domme by receiving tributes, gifts, money ,affection, adoration, etc. The slave by being in service to his dominant, being allowed to tribute, shower her with attention/affec
tion and possess a value to his dominant. Whether that be financial, physical or emotionally.
Now there are 4 common types of symbiosis.
Now I also believe these characteristics ring true in the D/s dynamic. The question is .... Where do you fall along this spectrum?
Let's explore each and compare:
Mutualism - a relationship between two species of organisms in which both benefit from the association.
This to me would equate a healthy D/s. Where the domme takes and the sub gives and both are amicably set, both benefit. I think this is the goal !
Commensalism - a type of relationship between two species of a plant, animal, fungus, etc., in which one lives with, on, or in another without damage to either.
This would equate to me a semi healthy D/s. Neither is disruptive to the other. Neither causes the other harm or benefit. The whale isnt harmed and the barnacles are an eye sore but I think this is the common dynamic you find in D/s. It's not perfect , but there should be someone benefiting!
Of course that being the dominant.
Parasitism- a relation between organisms in which one lives as a parasite on another.
I think this all to common. Parasites harm can be harmful to their host. Parasites over time can even KILL their hosts. Sound familiar, I think we can also find this as a common thread in D/s dynamic.
Amensalism- a relationship between two species or organisms in which the individuals of one species adversely affect those of the other and are unaffected themselves.