The world of BDSM is an intricate and complicated world. There are several aspects that one should learn and understand. It is a known fact that both the individuals, the one playing a dominant role as well as the one playing a submitting role have to know quite a few things before they embark on their lifestyle. For the submissive, one important kind of training is the obedience training. As the name suggests, obedience training basically trains the person playing the submissive role to better serve the dominant and be pleasing.
There are several levels of obedience training, which depend on the level of depth that the submissive wishes to go to, or the role that their dominants wish them to play. Basically, obedience training is carried out so that the submissive knows that the dominant is unhappy with the submissive. Alternately, the obedience training can also be used to inform the submissive that he or she has pleased the dominant in certain manners and ways.
Obedience training is also used to reinforce discipline within the relationship with either discipline or punishment. The obedience training is also an endeavor to train the dominant, so that he or she can clarify to the submissive that the submissive's actions have reactions and that the submissive is responsible for their actions. Obedience training is a good idea when it comes to BDSM relationships, because a good BDSM relationship depends on the care, responsibility and respect that the individuals have to each other.
In such a situation, it is always better to have symbols and activities that inform the submissive that they have pleased or displeased the dominant.
Obedience training can include aspects like the attitude of the submissive to the dominant and other people playing various roles in the alternate lifestyle. Some types of obedience training would also train the submissive to speak and interact with the dominant as well as other people in the lifestyle.
The BDSM obedience training can include various aspects of discipline like physical and verbal punishment. While punishment is considered to be a quick and effective manner of training the submissive, it can also be said that punishment and discipline has been glamorized by the various soft porn sites, and this may cause the punishment or discipline to backfire.
While discipline and punishment is actually an endeavor to make the submissive feel that they have done something wrong, due to the over glamorization, some dominants and submissives who are new to the world of BDSM may actually feel that discipline and punishment is actually a part and parcel of the lifestyle.
The dominant as well as the submissive should understand that punishment is not something that is done to give pleasure either to the dominant or the submissive. In fact, punishment does not always mean a beating or physical pain. Several times, punishments and discipline may mean some freedoms being taken away from the submissive, or to have the submissive carry out some kind of work that would be physically strenuous. William Morris writes for Kinky Cohorts, the best place for alternate lifestylers to meet and interact.