We’re home again and back to our version of normal. I’m worn out from our vacation. We walked endlessly on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We checked out of the hotel on Monday and then spent five hours in the airport. We were both too tired to think about any sort of activity.

This is only the second time we have been able to fly to a vacation destination. The first time, we had limited funds and had to limit our purchases. This time, we had a bit extra and ended up with souveniers stuffed into our luggage as well as a big, plastic shopping bag. It was a blast!

Mrs. Lion and I are truly made for one another. That doesn’t mean we don’t have to work to make things better. It may seem strange to some, but enforced chastity and FLR with discipline have been tools that help us.

I recognize that these power exchanges are generally established because the male (usually) has fantasies about surrendering. In fact, at first glance, it appears to be a form of BDSM. In many ways it is.

There’s no denying that edging, spanking, and other activities are part of the BDSM song book. As such, they fulfill some fantasies of mine. But for us, at least, there is a more serious side to our power exchange.

I am an aggressive, fairly-dominant male. Mrs. Lion, while not submissive, is a wonderfully accepting woman. By shifting power to her with enforced chastity and FLR, she has had to learn to be more assertive, and I to be more accepting.

That was the theory, at least. It seems to be working. I still growl sometimes. I did at the car rental lady. Mrs. Lion reminded me to mind my manners, if I want to avoid a sore bottom. The big changes are subtle. I don’t act like a stereotypical submissive, but I do defer to my lioness. She is far more assertive than she was before we started all this

We both consider these changes to be good things. Our relationship has become closer, sexier, and much happier. It’s worth some sore bottoms (and other places) to make this work.