Raye of Hope
Stop us if this sounds familiar: You want to try something new in the bedroom or wherever you enjoy throwing down. You summon the courage and make your move, only to be met with confusion. Or worse, laughter. Cue embarrassment and shame.
We really feel for Anonymous, who wrote to Slate.com asking for help after her husband callously laughed off her desire to dominate him sexually. While we agree that no one should feel obliged to do anything they’re not comfortable doing, there is still a right way and a wrong way to react in sensitive scenarios.
Fetish and bondage custom content creator Madalynn Raye navigates these conversations for a living and takes the reins here with advice for effectively communicating what you want without fear of judgment. Take it away, Maddy: