Nature or Nurture

28 Dec

She asks herself the question over and over again.

How could he tell from a photograph, a handful of posts, a dozen seemingly innocuous online messages?

What was it about her that had made him so certain, so confident, so sure?

How can he write himself into her head, into her heart. How can he read what she is thinking? How can he see so deep inside her. Every secret. Every wish, Every desire.

And how does he make her body react in the way that it does. Sometimes despite herself.

And where did this overpowering urge to please him come from?

Is it her nature?

Or his nurture?



I first wrote this four years ago – the question is often asked


© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Fabian Perez


Posted by on December 28, 2017 in D/s, Poetry, Still Life


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9 responses to “Nature or Nurture

  1. Wendell A. Brown

    December 28, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Nicely written, God bless!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. moonbug2013

    December 28, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Pleasure reading as always.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. monkey

    December 30, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Her nature evokes His nurture. It not an either or, it’s both, a synergy.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Sweetly Surrendering

    January 3, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Being a dominant/submissive switch, this raises a good point. I sit on the fence whether psychological conditioning aka your subconscious (nature)still bears weight within healthy d/s relationships. Since in healthy relationships, the submissive should have no ego and the the dom should not exercise his ego.

    Just my two thoughts

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    • Romantic Dominant

      January 3, 2018 at 4:21 pm

      Smiles. Indeed. Yet it can be argued (in simple terms) that such absence and suppression could be aspects of one’s nature – or equally could be brought about by one’s environment and/or upbringing (nurture) Speaking only for myself, I believe it to be the first of these two causes.


      • Sweetly Surrendering

        January 3, 2018 at 4:25 pm

        Thank God you understood me. Phewwww

        Liked by 1 person


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