Day 23: Since you first developed an interest in kink, have your interests/perspectives changed? How so?
I’m not sure I’d say my interests have changed—more that I’ve realised there was a name for the way I’m oriented so now I know where to look for more information on those things in order to learn more about it and more about myself.
Though perhaps my interests have changed a bit. When I first started reading about certain activities I thought, ‘Eh, that, that and that over there really aren’t my thing,’ but some of those have changed. Certain activities have become more interesting the more I’ve thought about them.
And I’ve definitely become less prone to being shocked by anything. My initial reaction to what some people would consider extreme behaviour now tends toward the technical. ‘Oh. Huh. So how do you keep the potato salad from going off over that length of time? Doesn’t it clog the gears of the PlungeFuhrer3000? And how do you affix the fourteenth person to it, again? I’m not seeing the straps…Oh yeah, I see it now.’
Overall, I’d say my interests have evolved or grown to encompass more rather than change into something completely different. It’s also made me a more accepting person—both of others and of myself.