Power exchange, in my opinion, is such a beautiful thing for many reasons. It promotes such healthy vulnerability, communication, trust, and structure when done correctly and consensually.
Many relationships will naturally drift apart and become comfortable. However, for power exchange to truly thrive it demands that all parties remain present, proactive, and mindful.
True power exchange cannot exist when done on autopilot. To me, no relationship should exist on autopilot, but sadly many do for years or even decades.
Because D-types and s-types in a power exchange dynamic require such a high level of commitment to the relationship and to their partners, growth and connection can truly blossom because of this. Focus and discipline help to make this happen as well.
Power exchange also does not happen haphazardly. It requires thought, planning, and getting ahead of any potential problems. It demands long term thinking and knowing one’s self and one’s partner(s) on a very deep level. Contracts can help with planning as well.
It requires holding yourself accountable; honesty must be present too. Genuine communication and problem-solving cannot exist with lies and deceit.
To me, one must truly know themselves, their wants, needs, desires, and limits on such a core level before entering into a power exchange. Self work must be done before and during the dynamic. Furthermore, if the dynamic should end, self work should not reduce.
Power exchange is all about achieving your full potential via a chosen role that fulfills you on many or all levels.
Through the structure and discipline, one can grow to heights that they never knew they could.
Also, this type of relationship promotes space to gain full emotional, mental, and sexual satisfaction due to its honest and genuine qualities.
Power exchange helped me to gain a better handle on my anxiety and OCD through my Master’s guidance, support, and love too. In short, power exchange can also have positive effects on one’s mental illnesses and shortcomings.
Power exchange is something so unique, and it takes such a high level of dedication, honesty, communication, and vulnerability (that in my experience) other relationships do not offer.
As always please feel free to comment and ask questions. Thanks for reading and stay tuned!
About the Author
Slave Bunny is the Creative Director of Kink Weekly. Along with being a part of the Kink Weekly team, she is proud to announce that she will be teaching Kink classes all over the Los Angeles area this year. She gratefully belongs to her wonderful Master/husband, and wears her collar with such immense joy.
With the help of her degree in Psychology and her career in the fitness industry, she has dedicated her life to working on herself mentally, spiritually, and physically, and hopes to inspire others to do the same. Through teaching and mentoring, she hopes to help everyone in the Kink Community as much as she can.
Feel free to add her on Fetlife (Slave_Bunny992) to see her upcoming workshops and classes.
Love the way you talk about power exchange. D/s can be loving too!
Your dynamic with your Master sounds like it has fulfilled you so much