Celtic Queen, in response to my last post, left the following comment:
Thumper, this sounds like a trite question (it isn’t meant to be) but are you happier as a person now?
Put another way, did control of your sex make you unhappy?
Then Chaz added…
You state that your OK with it. I think those that say you are trained might offer congratulations, yet I get more a sense of resigned acceptance from this post. It almost has a BCWYWF feel to it. I would echo CQ’s comment. Are you happy? You say you have changed, I would like to ask is it change for the better? Are you a better husband lover friend father? “BROKEN” as a title I would take to mean your will, but could it refer to something that needs to be fixed?
As I started to formulate a reply, I realized I might need a little more room, so here we are.
Starting at the end and with the title “Broken,” that was just a play on words. I used the “broken horse” metaphor in the post to describe how I was feeling about my sexual urges and it was a reference to that. Also, as I alluded to in the post, “broken” might have been how I would have described those feelings at an earlier stage in our dynamic. I wasn’t trying to say I was broken or my sex drive was (hell no!) or we were or anything ominous like that.
With regard to resigned acceptance, I guess that’s not an inaccurate description. What other option do I have? I could rail against my confinement and the generally low level of sexual activity we’ve had lately, but to what end? To put extra pressure on her? To make her feel guilty? To suggest I want out of the device and from under the dynamic? I don’t want any of those things. Hell yes I want more sex, but the timing wasn’t right and no matter how horny or frothed up I get, there’s nothing I can do about it. So yes, resigned acceptance. Acceptance that being the object of long-term enforced chastity isn’t always a crazy pornfest type of existence. Sometimes, things don’t work out how you’d like them to. You might be able to characterize resigned acceptance as negative, but you might just as well call it a healthy frame of mind and more productive than moaning and pissing about my grievances.
With regard to the “be careful what you wish for” vibe, yeah, totally, I was going for that. I can remember how incredibly turned-on the idea of chastity made me even when I was actually in that kind of relationship. I can remember how surreally horny I used to get and hopped up on hormones I’d be. This, though, is perhaps what the long tail of chastity looks like. Once your body adjusts and the new device smell goes away, you have to figure out a way to live with it. Be careful because sometimes it’s not all that hot. Sometimes, it’s freaking boring.
Am I a better “husband lover friend father”? I would really have to let Belle answer that, but I think I am a better husband. I think I was already a pretty good lover, though now I’m not able to use the penis on her in the way I know she likes. I was already very attentive in bed. I’d say that’s a push. Better friend? No, we’ve always been good friends. Better father? I’m not sure any of this has impacted that aspect of my life much at all.
Now, am I happy? That’s a bit trickier.
CQ asked, “Did control of your sex make you unhappy?” In a way, yes, because control of my sex led me to cheat on Belle. But, larger than that, control over my sex also led me away from her as it was easier and more convenient to pleasure myself than to seek that pleasure from her. I’m not making that “masturbation addiction” argument as I think it’s crap, but had I been able to jack off at will over the past few weeks, I wouldn’t be at all drawn to Belle for my needs. And isn’t that pretty much the entire point of enforced chastity? To bring a couple together so they can enjoy sexual intimacy only with each other and not by themselves? That morning we finally had sex was fantastic even though I was fucking horny as hell and left literally dripping with desire afterward.
No, I won’t say control over my sex left me unhappy, but having her control my sex does make me happier more often than not. Nothing in this world in perfect. There are no silver bullets. Living as I do is the same. There are good days, there are bad days. There are fucking amazing days, there are god awful days. In balance, though, I am where I want to be.
So, as a coda to my previous post, I should say having that one sexual session has changed my attitude remarkably. I’m feeling much hornier and more connected to my desires than I was before. Even to the point that holding the device in my hand as I clean it makes me think so much about what it means to have it on that it fills up with chubby penis meat and I can’t flush water through it. I’ll find myself fingering the hard ring under my waistband and, again, the stupid penis will try its best to plump out.
I am denied. My sex is totally controlled. And I am so fucking turned on by that.
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Thanks for the follow up. The BROKEN post came across very dark and somber. In ways I won’t get into your blog has impacted my/our life (in a positive way). Glad your feeling better, this post has made me feel better.
Thanks for the response Thumper – and your unfailing honesty as ever. It’s not unreasonable for one to assue that the corollary of getting what you want is toothpaste commercial happiness and dancing joy. If your sex drive is ruining your marriage either by hassling your partner or dousing it somewhere else then surely to hand that control over is to be happy ever after.
It’s not though is it? Hence my question. I think hub is at a similar stage to you now in that chastity is business as usual for us and what I (mis) read from your post was a similar forlorn melancholy that I am detecting in him that denial is now your life and as destructive as a penis led life was, there were still highs and adventures and adrenaline that are now lacking. I don’t know, I hope not but as you know yourself, it’s a phases and stages thing.
There have been moments of “forlorn melancholy” to be sure. That’s what I was trying to get at. This time, I wasn’t forlorn. Pensive, maybe. Not forlorn.
But, as I said, I *have* been there so I know what your hub’s going through. For those of us who are really and truly leading the denied life, it can very difficult accepting and adjusting, especially once the bloom is off the rose and what we traded our independent sexuality for isn’t readily apparent. Then it’s just loss. The loss of something that I think is much more a fundamental component of the male psyche than most women realize.
I don’t think resigned acceptance is a bad thing. Recently it has been proposed to me that a lot of marriage, even good marriage, can entail that. So of course sex is included in this. Most of life are moments of “okay” and not passion. We’d be exhausted if it were otherwise.