We were all children at one point.
The last few days, I’ve been considering the idea that D/s mimics a lot of social interplay in childhood before we are properly “socialized.” Without getting into gory and depressing details, sexual humiliation is a central part of my psyche and formative sexual experiences simply from having been the first girl in my class to develop and having a strict French Canadian Catholic upbringing. I can see how BDSM bridges this gap psychologically – and can be “the past that never happened” in even individuals without histories of trauma and abuse – by reestablishing some of the dysfunctional social patterns of childhood but with the adult support structures of communication and respect to supplement the “playtime” aspects.
Children certainly objectify each other. It’s a natural process for them.
Just something I’ve been kicking around.