I've been thinking lately about role reversal, and why there are so many female subs (at least in erotic romance, lol) and male Doms. Is it because it's expected that the woman will be the submissive one? Do women have more interest in submitting? Do men feel like if they submit they'll be less of a man?
All of the above, to a certain extent, I think.
Women, traditionally, have been the submissive sex, the ones with less power, certainly with less strength. Despite the strides women have made in equality over the past hundred years or so, I think many still consider them the lesser sex. They're still paid less, they still hold less upper management positions, and they're still the ones who do the majority of the housework (in most households) even if they hold down a full-time job.
Are women more interested in submitting? Maybe. After all, they say one of the things that might make a woman want to submit is wanting to give up control, because many women are in charge of home and family and it's nice to give control away for a change.
And then we have men. Ah yes, men. We love them, don't we? But it's a fact many men have fragile egos, and that might stand in the way of them submitting to a woman. They think people will consider them weak, or a pussy, or whatever bad adjective you'd like to add here. A lot of the guys who feel this way probably don't understand the sub actually has all the power in a D/s relationship. Nothing can be done to a sub (or shouldn't be done) without their consent.
So what do you think? Why are there so many more female subs?
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