When I saw the current Kink of the Week thoughts of people up on stage being made to flap like chickens or sing like Dolly Parton immediately sprung to mind. I know, my bad but when I think of the word hypnosis it is those crappy TV shows that pop into my head. I guess in all honesty I am a bit of a sceptic when it comes to the subject, to me it either seems to be an excuse for terrible light entertainment on TV, so-called comedy at the expense of the audience or else it is a new age fingle fangled therapy that, if you part with the right amount money will heal you of all your ills. Forgive me my prejudices, I am not as closed to stuff like this as I sound and to be honest I think there is a lot of value in alternative therapies but along the way many of them have been hijacked for commercial gain and in that process much of their creditability has been damaged.
Anyway, enough of that for now, what of erotic hypnosis and me? I admit to knowing very little about it to be honest and up until this piece had no interest in finding out either. (see comment about for slightly jaded views on hippy dippy whatnot stuff) However if there is one thing that I have learnt in recent years particularly in regards to kink and sex; never say never. With exploration have come new-found desires and kinks, boundaries and redefinitions of things that I like or don’t like. One of the things I so love about our BDSM relationship and about BDSM in general is that there is always something new to learn, discover and explore, not only activities but also about each other and just because right now the thought of erotic hypnosis is not something either of have any interest in it certainly does not mean in time we won’t. I only have to look at my blood fetish to know this. When I first met Sir and we were discussing limits and boundaries bleeding and blood were on my soft limit list with a note saying, I really don’t think I will ever want this. Ha! How wrong I was….
However this post has led me to do a little reading on the subject and although that has not really sparked my interest it has made me consider that maybe the subspace I experience when we play, particularly when there is impact play involved and the adrenalin is pumping through my system as I float in the heady cloud of pleasure and pain has some strong similarities with some of the hypnotic states that I have read about. I am certainly far more suggestible when I am like that, only semi aware of the stuff going on around me but hyper aware of him, myself, my body and the sensations. It is an experience that leaves me feeling deeply relaxed and nearly always ends up in some of the best sleep I ever experience. It is certainly a state of mind that shifts reality to some degree and so I think that subspace is, for now at least, my preferred form of hypnotism.
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