My response to the small clothespins shocked me: is it possible that I’m not as masochistic as I’ve long felt?
It is a truism of S&M that masochism changes like the weather: adjusting itself to your inner state and physical environment. The latter being on reason dominants are often charged to tend to details like making sure the session space is warm enough. *
Indeed the dominant has to be attuned to the bottom’s capacity during a scene’s play.
A worried speculative dance about my masochism was to follow for several paragraphs.
But understanding came to me as she was whacking my nipples and phallus with her riding crop: my nipples are just sensitive. Probably almost everybody’s are.
Women’s nipples respond easily to sensation by evolutionary purpose. Men’s because ours are just vestigial version of theirs.
Penises nerve endings are designed for pleasure. Were they as sensitive as nipples men would be wearing codpieces.
So I can rest confident that I’m just as much of a pain whore as ever.
* Unless of course chill is a desired part of the ambience.