The other surprise, and this was a pleasant one, was the number of 'vanilla' guys that voted - almost 1/5th of male respondents. What I liked about that figure was that it is evidence that there are men that are seeking alternative ways of relating to the woman in their life. For those of you that read this blog I want you to know that I am a service sub. I would say that I am also a masculine service sub and not one into crossdressing, make-up, being feminized and the such. If that is who you are then I invite you to continue to stop by. If it isn't well, I'd love to have you read and comment regardless but you may find other blogs more helpful and easier to identify with than this one.
As an aside to the above comment, I really did appreciate Kathy's most recent comment on that topic. Her view is that we are quickly losing 'masculinity' from our society and in her mine there is much value to that. As I read her post I too thought of how quickly boys are not the same boys as when I grew up. They are more mild, less likely to spend the day wrestling, playing cops and robbers, army, building tree-forts, arguing and just being boys (in all their good and bad aspects) than what is typically found today. As much as I know that I did so many stupid things as a kid like throwing tomatoes at houses, burning ants, steeling water melons from Farmer Walt's melon patch, lying about going over Tommy's house when I really biked with him miles from home, there is value about cultivating that adventurous, independent, fearless side of a guys personality. Why, because I think in the end it builds the desire to protect the woman they eventually become linked to.
In my mind, I would not hesitate in the least to standing my ground to defend the woman I am committed to, even if it meant being pummeled by a man of greater prowess. Somewhere in the growing up years that value needs to be developed, even if a man ends up submitting to a woman and lets her assume the authority figure in his life.
Well, I'm getting off topic here and will leave this for a later blog post.
I wish all of those that take the time to read the happiest of life as we ring in the new year in just a few days.