So we have journeyed around a variety of things about me and thankfully no one has asked me anything that I haven’t been able to answer. I’m not sure what this post will turn into but what it was sparked by was the concept of wanting and its juxtaposition against a need. I want a lot of things, which I will enumerate shortly, but I need very little. And I can say that because in this context I consider need very literally: I need air, I need food, I need sleep (don’t get nearly enough of that), I need money to pay bills. Needs are necessities to my mind and without them you cannot function. Now emotionally I am CAPABLE of being so connected to someone that it FEELS as if I won’t function without them but rationally I am still breathing so I’ve continued to prove that idea to be invalid for me.
Why does that matter? Well it has come up in my relationships that I don’t NEED my partners and for some of them that has made them question our relationship. It was another one of those ways that I was an atypical girl person and it bit me in the ass. I didn’t need my HS ex after I moved away to college. He didn’t say it outright but the women he sought out while I was gone, we had an open relationship to some degree, were of the needy type. He could come in and be a hero, savior, fixer, whatever they needed that I decidedly did not need from him. It was both frustrating and funny at the time. These were not women he would have sought out had there not been the foil of me in his life. They were women who he routinely ridiculed, women like them more than the women themselves, because of their failure to be independent. But because of the lack of that need emanating from me he chased them down all the same.
He wasn’t the only man in my life to mention that lack of need which I don’t think I really took a hard look at until this weekend. I lust, I want, I desire but rarely do I need. Even as sit here now and think about my pursuit of a new D/s relationship I have said that I need the right Dom to guide me. In practical terms I won’t fall apart without that coming into place but I can also say that I want it passionately. I would greatly like to see what my submission could be molded into with the right person taking the helm. I want to be able to surrender to my most depraved imaginings and see what comes to pass when and if I make it back out. I crave it enough that it feels like a need but I am painfully aware that it will take all of my inhibitions being overwhelmed in order for me to to even consider it.
There are a million wants and still not much more than I started with in terms of needs. As promised here are a list wants but things that aren’t quite needs.
- I would like to be owned again
- I would like to be used and left a sniveling mess
- I would like to be more active in the scene
- I would like to play around in some of my more intense fantasies
- I would like to vacation more
- I would like to stamp my passport
- I would like to have an orgasm at will just because it will help me relax and get on with my day
- I would like to be the epitome of someone’s submissive desires come to life
- I would like to sit with Prince and talk about anything
- I would like to eat pasta constantly and still lose weight
- I would like to make my hair behave
- I would like to not become horny during a good rain storm, that shit is annoying sometimes
- I would like to fall in love again
- I would like to find an equal partner
- I would like to just find peace
2 thoughts on “TTF part 4: a red velvet primer”
Being needed and wanted is a beautiful thing. These days that is not even possible though. The disconnect with males and females to men and women is so vast that there is nothing left.
That feeling that your woman needs you. To be in a relationship or do things with is one that is inspiring. But the so called independence movement made that into something very negative.
So personally, I apply my usual on and off switch technique. If someone is open and available to need me then I will reciprocate. If not then I will remain disconnected in that aspect and just treat it as whatever it is. Weigh the pros and cons to make a decision.
I don't think the chasm is that deep and in my situation it's not a by product of the independence movement as you call it. I just don't think in those terms. I would be fascinated to feel genuine unadulterated need for a partner. My want of a partner is more intense and honest than my need could ever be. It's ever present, it's loud, it's hungry, it's where my slip into being totally possessed begins. Need seems so basic, not at all emotionally connected, implies an inability to be the person I was when I met you. I don't necessarily invest in a need the same way I do in a want. Needs have to be taken care of but my wants I choose to nurture and choose to put effort into. They aren't on the same spectrum to me but I'm not a man and I don't even begin to believe I know what they need to hear.
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