This is a very touchy subject, but when considering a submissive or a slave one should think very hard before entering a relationship.
In today’s times I would say over half of the population is on some form of anti-depressant. This is not a bad thing, but I have met many who abuse the medication, and some who even sell what they are giving.
The most common antidepressants prescribed to patients are those belonging to a class called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
- Prozac (fluoxetine)
- Celexa (citalopram)
- Zoloft (sertraline)
- Paxil (paroxetine)
- Lexapro (escitalopram) Other commonly used antidepressants include serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), which inhibit the reuptake of another neurotransmitter called norepinephrine, in addition to serotonin. This class includes antidepressants such as Effexor (venlafaxine) and Cymbalta (duloxetine). In addition, the antidepressant Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a popular choice. Wellbutrin works in a unique fashion, acting upon the neurotransmitter dopamine, and does not fit into any specific drug class. Like SSRIs, these antidepressants are popular choices because they have fewer side effects than the older antidepressants.
- Before agreeing to enter a relationship the Dominant should take great care in getting to know the submissive or slave. The main factor being the Dominant , is the Dominant willing to take on such a task.
- I believe many who are depressed are looking for acceptance. I also believe a Dominant who suffers from any type of depression should avoid a D’s relationship. This is just my opinion. We as Dominants need to be in full control of our lives, public and private. We as Dominants need to be fully in control of our actions at all times. After all why would we want to drag someone into a place that we cannot control, much less trying to control someone else .
Some twenty years ago I met Sherry, she was the first slave I had ever met. I knew she suffered from Manic Depression, but at that time I did not fully understand. If I had understood, I probably would not of even entered a relationship with her. Now that I look back much of the relationship might of been abuse, although I never did anything over her limits.
- I have met very few who were submissive or a slave who were not on some type of medication, for depression or worse.
Arianna does take medication for depression, and this was something I did consider before entering a relationship. I had emailed her Ex Dominant and he even pointed out the fact about her medication. I took much of what he said with a grain of salt, because I had not seen or experienced what he was talking about. I will say Arianna is very emotional at times, but what woman is not or cannot be.
I can say this in the 3 months we have been together she has made a 360 degree turn around. Each day is getting better and better. This is due to the communication, the guidelines she has to follow, and the daily structure in her life. I call it a tight leash.
To enter a relationship with a submissive or slave who suffers from more than depression should be avoided. This is not fair to the sub or slave, and taking on the task of a Dominant could really wear one down. I believe for instance one who suffers from lets say Paranoid schizophrenia or worse should avoid a relationship that has anything to do with D’s or M’s. I believe someone who suffers from Paranoid schizophrenia does not have the ability to make clear and stable decisions when entering such a relationship. I also believe a Dominant who crosses that line, it would be considered abuse. I have been guilty of trying to enter such a relationship, but after much thought, I knew there was no possible way such a relationship could work, nor would it be fair to the submissive.
Also something to consider if a submissive or slave does suffer from some type of depression and they are seeing a counselor or Psychiatrists it is best if possible to find one who is lifestyle friendly. Most in the medical field are not because they do not fully understand. Just because you read about BDSM does not mean you have an understanding of the lifestyle. One has to live the lifestyle to have any type of clue, so most in the medical profession are close minded , and are against one entering such a relationship.
It is possible to find medical professionals who are lifestyle friendly, and it would be best if both parties attended sessions.
These are just my thoughts and opinion. It does not mean that everyone is going to agree with me. I look forward to hearing from those with different opinions.