So, I think it's fair to say that The Photographer and I really enjoyed playing with Smart Set. We enjoy couple play in general, there's a safety in numbers and the mix-and-match potential means that there's room for lots of variety.
As a group, as a hierarchy, the set up worked. There was a high level of comfort, which probably stemmed from the fact that we all generally got on very well and could enjoy several aspects of each other's company, right down to a very genteel breakfast of croissants and coffee in the morning. There is something wonderfully British about getting knock on the door of the spare room before entering from someone who tied you down and gave you some fantastic bruise marks the night previous. As if levels of privacy had suddenly been reset. I love the disjunct between identity within the BDSM world and without, and the different levels of bleed-through, either socially or online, continue to fascinate me. There is also a real value in down-time, in being able to sit together, perhaps discussing what went on, perhaps just talking about something and nothing, recharging batteries and re-establishing the relationship outwith a kinky context.