It's one thing to have a manipulative submissive, but it's a WHOLE different situation to have a manipulative Dominant. These types of Dominants are not someone you want to learn from and definitely not someone you want to play with.
To earn your leather was where someone, either your mentor, or your Dominant, or your community would present you with leather because they felt you earned it.
When a submissive would mentor with a Dominant, one of the first things they would learn was how to properly take care of the Dom's boots.
In addition, previous work in crayfish showed that our method of coding aggressive and submissive acts led to unambiguous identification of social rank, which was assessed by determining status-dependent priority of resource use (Herberholz et al., 2007) and by parallel expression of non-agonistic behaviors in dominants and subordinates (Herberholz et al., 2003).
In the initial phase (P1), a dominance relationship was established, for which a significant difference (Wilcoxon signed-rank test: P [less than or equal to] 0.01) in dominance indices of dominants (97.9% [+ or -] 3.4%, n =12) and subordinates (20.5% [+ or -] 9.5%, n = 12) was found.
So I would give up momentary power, but I have the power to get it back." Nonetheless, dominants and submissives do have different roles and different types of influence.
Several dominants and submissives stated that subs have most or all of the power because they are typically the ones who set the boundaries.
Tibbetts tested dominant
wasps, as well as lower-ranking workers, and she altered both facial and abdominal stripes.
Months of fetish parties gave way to the realization of performance sex, which then splits into the "S&M bunnies" and "straw dominants" versus the dyed-in-the-wool "sexual outlaws." Now that fetish parties have gone mainstream, all the hardcore people have gone back underground.
"When I first started this I took my proposal including the capitalist theories, to the S&M community, but they didn't buy it." The dominant /submissive theory of capitalism, which is rife with alpha males--rulers of the universe snapping at each others heels, ready to bury the loser as part of the public spectacle of the almighty "win"--interfaced with the submissive consumers, happily ready to offer up their financial soul to what Fromm calls the "anonymous authority," whether it be the media, advertising, the Nike "swooshstika," Tommy Hilfiger or IKEA.
Originally in the old tradition, when people came into the community they came in as a submissive and served (mentored) with someone for several years before they were elevated to a Dominant position.
The only person you should submit to is the Dominant you are associated with.