On naked strangers

20 Apr

Fire by Henry Ascencio

Images of naked strangers leave him cold

Nudity has become far too common a currency to attract his attention or pique his interest.

A body is a body. Some are more elegant than others. Some have been treated better or worse by time. Some are cared for. Some are toned by exercise. Some are a paradise of lines and curves. Some are the shape he admires.

But they do not raise his pulse.

Not unless he is attracted by the personality within. By the intellect, the sense of humour, the creativity, the warmth. And of course, by the hungry, submissive soul.

The body, especially without exclusivity after having been viewed by many, is merely a shell.

It is she who inhabits the body that gives it attraction, magic, desirability, potency.

She gives it power.

The power to make him ache.

And want her.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Henry Asencio



Posted by on April 20, 2014 in D/s, Still Life


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48 responses to “On naked strangers

  1. Desiree G

    April 20, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Thank you for the very poignant reminder of why I need not post erotic photographs to be naked.


  2. Maggie Carpenter

    April 20, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    So often we seem to be flying on the same jet stream. Am just on the final stages of my latest, and one of my wiser characters just said, “You’ve always been noble, Amber. A title doesn’t make a person noble. That comes from what’s in their heart.”

    Happy Bunnies, Mr. D.


  3. Kate Spyder

    April 20, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Your post brought much needed clarity to me this morn… and a smile for you have given me a peek into a true gentleman’s soul. Thank you.


    • Romantic Dominant

      April 20, 2014 at 4:34 pm

      I am glad to be of assistance, though I am wondering what I could have brought clarity too …
      I am not sure many would have me cast as a true gentleman
      But thank you


      • Kate Spyder

        April 20, 2014 at 5:34 pm

        I was letting the superficial interfere with the possibility in the sublime depth that can grow between two people. Your post helped me to see what I was doing.


        • Romantic Dominant

          April 20, 2014 at 5:36 pm

          Ah. Smiles.


          • Kate Spyder

            April 20, 2014 at 5:52 pm

            How others would cast you isn’t important. What is important is how we see our self and if we are honest about what we see. I have found if other’s opinions bother me then I most likely haven’t been honest with myself.


            • Romantic Dominant

              April 20, 2014 at 5:53 pm

              Yes. You are right. Negative criticism only hurts when we know that we are in the wrong.


              • Kate Spyder

                April 20, 2014 at 5:56 pm

                Even positive can hurt when it hits us like a lie. Though the person may mean well, we still know the truth about the self we do not reveal to others.


  4. Yva Lane (@Yva_Lane)

    April 20, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Escapism on an Easter Sunday ….. whilst cooking dinner for 9 ….. I’m not sure it’s allowed …. but if I don’t get caught! A pleasure …..thank you.


  5. lesliemeeks

    April 20, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    And this is why I don’t post naked photos of myself on the internet. Pretty is as pretty does.


  6. Oloriel

    April 20, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Wonderfully expressed, I don’t know how to perfectly explain it, but it is exactly why I keep coming back to read more.


  7. April

    April 20, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Comfort inside my own skin
    An evolving revelation
    Comfort with it on display
    A phantom ego expectation



    • Romantic Dominant

      April 20, 2014 at 6:03 pm

      Your phantom ego may practice on me Ms R. Smiling.


      • April

        April 20, 2014 at 8:46 pm

        That would undermine the whole meaning behind this post, now wouldn’t it, Mr. R.


      • April

        April 20, 2014 at 9:26 pm

        Although, “Audience with the Pope,” does seem a bit apropos today. 😉 I think I’ll have a listen.


  8. Sofia

    April 20, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    I’ve missed your words and your thoughts.
    I think the key words is “stranger” nothing beats admiring (and possibly lusting after) the body of the ones you truly connect with.
    While JK shows off half-naked pics of me on our private blog there is still some he won’t ever share, for there are for his eyes only.
    In many ways, I can relate to what you write here. 😉


    • Romantic Dominant

      April 20, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      You are right. It is the random and unrelated nudity to which I refer.


      • Sofia

        April 21, 2014 at 12:20 am

        Oh how I want to tease you about you saying I am right but I won’t and just be good instead. 🙂


  9. dievca

    April 21, 2014 at 12:37 am

    It’s the connection~from both ends


  10. pinkshantung

    April 22, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    So beautifully reassuring, you can’t begin to imagine. Or maybe you can.


  11. pinkshantung

    April 22, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    The thought that with all your bodily imperfections, you could be the object of someone’s desire so.


    • Romantic Dominant

      April 22, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      Of course anyone can be adored. And yet I hate to puncture your bubble a little by saying that such desire cannot be regardless of the body. I adore beauty.


  12. pinkshantung

    April 22, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Yes, I agree. A woman must take care of herself best as she can under the circumstances. I think with work and attention, every woman can become attractive but not every woman can be physically beautiful. Thankfully for those of us in the second category, your piece helps us to know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and a kind, cheerful, uncomplaining disposition can enliven the features of the plainest woman and elevate her to the ranks of the beautiful. 🙂


  13. ~ Sadie ~

    June 18, 2014 at 6:05 am

    I must admit – I do not have a submissive soul in any way shape or form, but your words can be spellbinding . . .


  14. Romantic Dominant

    April 18, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Reblogged this on A Faded Romantic's Notebook and commented:

    I posted this close to a year ago today. My views haven’t changed. And now and again I simply shake my head.


  15. bruisedbelly

    April 18, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    This was a very welcome read today, thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. missameliaandsir

    April 18, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    I have always wondered why certain men have been attracted to me. My body has stretched and changed, having given birth to two beautiful babies. The hair has greyed and the face has lines that are deeper than they use to be. I was once told by a dear dominant friend, that he doesn’t notice my body, when my soul is so radiant and beautiful. Thank you for reminding me just how wonderful that comment made me feel. You are a truly gifted poet. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Annie B

    April 18, 2015 at 7:18 pm


    Liked by 1 person

  18. shewhoquotes

    May 5, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Reblogged this on shewhoquotes.

    Liked by 1 person


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