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20 Admirable Traits for an S/type to Possess


1. Communication Skills: Effective communication is vital for expressing desires, limits, and concerns clearly and openly.


2. Trustworthiness: Trust and reliability are essential for building a strong foundation of trust in the dynamic.


3. Respect: Demonstrating respect for the Dominant's authority, boundaries, and decisions contributes to a harmonious relationship.


4. Curiosity: An inquisitive and open-minded submissive can bring a sense of exploration and excitement to the dynamic.


5. Adaptability: Being adaptable to the Dominant's guidance and adjusting to different scenarios helps maintain a flexible and dynamic relationship.


6. Patience: Patience in understanding the Dominant's intentions and pacing contributes to a positive and respectful dynamic.


7. Sensitivity: Being attuned to the Dominant's cues and desires helps create a fulfilling and satisfying experience for both parties.


8. Willingness to Serve: A willingness to (consensually) fulfill the Dominant's needs and desires demonstrates a genuine commitment to the dynamic.


9. Gratitude: Expressing appreciation for the Dominant's efforts and attention contributes to a positive and affirming atmosphere.


10. Self-Awareness: Understanding one's own desires, limits, and boundaries is essential for effective communication and consent.


11. Empathy: Demonstrating empathy and understanding towards the Dominant's perspective and emotional needs fosters a deeper emotional connection.


12. Obedience: Willingly following the Dominant's instructions within agreed-upon boundaries is a cornerstone of a submissive's role.


13. Resilience: Having the ability to handle challenges and setbacks with grace and resilience contributes to a healthy dynamic.


14. Honesty: Being honest about feelings, experiences, and needs helps maintain open and authentic communication.


15. Joy in Serving: Finding satisfaction and joy in serving the Dominant's desires adds a sense of fulfillment to the dynamic.


16. Learning Mindset: Being eager to learn and grow within the dynamic and the broader BDSM community shows dedication and commitment.


17. Self-Care: Practicing self-care and maintaining personal well-being ensures a strong foundation for contributing to the dynamic. Pointing to the Prime Directive in BDSM: Protect the Property.


18. Curated Boundaries: Setting and communicating clear and well-defined boundaries ensures a safe and respectful experience.


19. Grace under Pressure: Handling intense or challenging situations with composure and grace reflects emotional maturity.


20. Openness to Feedback: Being receptive to the Dominant's guidance and feedback contributes to personal growth and a strong bond.


It's important to note that the traits admired in a submissive can vary greatly based on the preferences and dynamics of each BDSM relationship. Open and honest communication between both partners is essential for understanding and aligning expectations.


-Xir Divine Rae

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