A few months ago, I wrote a little bit about how lately (this past year, anyway) I’ve been sort of trying to get a little bit more involved in our local “kink community.” Specifically, you can re-read my last post on the subject here, if interested: From Play Parties to Phone Sex.
One nice thing about attending and meeting people at community events is that I can really just be myself without any judgement whatsoever. There is definitely an overall mentality around there of “Your kink may not be MY kink, but your kink is still perfectly OK!” I enjoy being able to be completely open about myself like that. Much like spilling everything here on my blog (generally more anonymous here, outside of now maybe a handful of local folks who know me and might possibly read my writing from time to time as well); but it’s very nice to have an outlet where I am also able to talk face-to-face with people about more taboo topics that I could never bring up around my “vanilla” friends.
Another nice thing with munches, is that you get to find out about all sorts of OTHER events going on at various times around town, and talk to folks who attend them and can give great insights! There is one such play party in particular that is very well attended by many people in the community which is certainly a lot of fun! I’ve been to it myself about 3 times now over the past year. It’s fairly tame (I suppose!) in comparison to other kinds of parties you might read about. I may just be naïve though, making such statements without any other real basis of comparison! 🙂 I don’t even really have much desire to actually “play” here, without having Angel with me, but the point is that it is a great place to expand horizons and learn new things within a very safe atmosphere!
That’s the back story, and here’s where a bit of potential “conflict” comes into the picture. Admittedly, the first couple of munches that I attended, and even the first time I went to this play party, was without Angel’s knowledge. I did feel bad about hiding it from her, but really wanted to just kind of test the waters a little bit to see if just maybe it might be something that the two of us could someday do together! I DO think that she may very well like it there, based solely on how much she enjoys some of the more limited BDSM-type activities that we get to engage in from time to time in the privacy of our home.
So despite doing all of this behind Angel’s back in the beginning, once I saw for myself how fun and safe an environment this was I did try my best to bring it up to Angel relatively quickly, and get her involved as well. It didn’t really go so well, but you can read more of that story on my previous post mentioned above. We did at least have a good, meaningful conversation about my “community involvement” and I promised Angel that I would not do anything else like that without her at least knowing about it and “letting” me go. And I haven’t. The munches and even a couple of play parties since that time have only happened AFTER I told Angel that it was going on, and asked if she would mind if I attended.
Angel doesn’t really seem to be AS concerned about a munch, once I described it as basically just a giant happy hour at a local bar. You have a couple drinks, hang out with friends, maybe shoot some pool or something.. It’s pretty harmless. Where she seems to have a little bit more of a hangup is with the play parties. The first time I asked her if I could attend one was actually when she was out of town for a weekend. She did agree and even seemed to rather enjoy hearing a recap of it later on! (again, see previous post) But more recently, when I asked if I could go to the latest party she was much more reluctant.
This one was actually a Halloween themed event so if for no other reason I kind of wanted to go just to see some of my friend’s costumes! I made sure that Angel knew about it well ahead of time so she’d have a little time to think about it. And that Saturday night I even made absolutely sure that everything was taken care of as far as kids baths/bedtime, etc. before I even thought about leaving her there alone. Angel wasn’t going to say “NO” to me about going (she’s much to nice for that) but I could just kind of tell that the idea really wasn’t sitting with her very well that night. I asked her a few times if I should just stay home, but she said No–if I wanted to go I should go.. So I ended up going. I did feel a little bad about it, but I knew (at least hoped!) that we’d be able to talk through it more later…
When we did finally have a chance for a heart-to-heart about it, Angel told me some of the worries that she still has sometimes. Most notably that she’s just not “enough” for me, or that I’m going to get “bored” and leave her for somebody else. I had to assure her that that is absolutely NOT true and will NEVER happen! I love Angel more than anything, and have absolutely no desire to be with anybody else! I reminded Angel that SHE alone has the keys to my chastity device, and I gave them to her willingly and forever! When we’re together, even (or especially!) when she’s having orgasm after orgasm while keeping me locked and denying mine, I just feel such a connection–as if I could just melt right into her! She makes me feel everything that SHE feels, and I absolutely love how far we’ve come on this journey together and can’t bear the thought of it ever coming to an end!
Maybe I started to stray (just a little bit) off topic in that last paragraph, but the point is that I would definitely never leave Angel just to find someone else who might be into slightly more “BDSM-type” things than she is. Even when I do go to events like this, if/when it does come up in conversation I am always very open about the fact that I am married. I am not ashamed of Angel in the least, nor would ever try to hide her. If she ever wanted to come WITH me it would be even better, but I do completely understand and respect her decision not to. Everybody I have ever talked to in this community is also very understanding and respectful of relationship statuses as well. Of course their are always some folks who might be in more of an “open” marriage, and that’s a totally different situation for them, but mine is not–and as far as I’m concerned never will be! The trick is just to get Angel to understand my position on this as well.
So I am still a bit conflicted on what to do when the next munch comes around, or especially another play party that I might like to go to. Of course I will still always tell Angel and give her a chance to discuss it with me. And if she just flat doesn’t want me to attend things like this, I would be compelled to honor her wishes. It’s definitely not worth losing what we already have with each other! I HAVE made some very good “kinky” friends in the community though, so it would also be a shame to never get out to anything else to hang out with them. I do believe though that a completely open line of communication is the best possible thing right now (as it is for ANY marriage, really!), and that as long as we can keep that going then in the end everything will work itself out for the best!