Preamble The First
This is the first of three posts about subspace.
In this post I describe the overwhelmingly intense experience I had the first time I encountered subspace.
My next post covers my general observations of and conclusions about subspace as experienced by my partners, and my third post has some rather more technical observations about the physiological and neurological mechanisms of subspace (and a little of the psychological). My observations, however, aren’t all that technical, given that I’m not any sort of scientist who would know about or be in a position to verify such things.
I’ve read a lot of different things about subspace online, and I’ve spoken with a lot of different people about it.
There seems to be incredibly little, if any technical material written about the physiological, neurological, and psychological mechanisms of subspace, which I think is unbelievably disappointing. I suppose it’s yet another example of how people outside the mainstream are generally disregarded.
Which is, I think, unfortunate.
One of the members of a yahoo group I belonged to asked a question about memorable BDSM experiences, and I’d posted about the scene I describe below. As a result of that post, some members were asking about subspace. I did write a post to that group about subspace, but before publication I was asked to remove some links I’d included.
Apparently some group moderators worry that some external links have the ability to leap out of an email or post and stab readers in the face or give them anthrax. As a result of these somewhat perplexing concerns, some group moderators apparently enjoy adopting a parental rôle towards other adults and treating them as if they were their underage offspring in need of monitoring and protection.
As I felt that the links I’d included were relevant to the content of my post and contained useful information, and since the moderators of the yahoo group had forbidden them (apparently to protect us all from anthrax-ridden face-stabbage), I decided to post them on my blog instead. You can find them towards the end of my second post.
Aside from the copyright issues of reposting other people’s content without so much as an attributing link, I didn’t even like to think how long my post would have ended up if I’d added all the text from the prohibited links to my own text in the post.
As far as I’m concerned, that doesn’t even bear thinking about, frankly.
So in the interest of sharing my thoughts in my preferred form, I’ve made three posts, of which this is the first.
I hope you enjoy them. :)