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I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the history of dd/lg. Like, is it a product of the modern era or have there been examples in history?

I'm also curious if it's more prevalent in some cultures than others. Maybe someone could point me to some stats

 

Anyway let me know kw your thoughts, comments, etc

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I think doing it as a role is a more modern things, but for centuries in cultures around the world much younger girls have been the norm, especially with men of power.
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I don't know that there's a "history" written somewhere. Or even how it came about :/ historically I feel like the D/s aspect has been around longer than people think. Predominantly within older cultures where the men tended to "rule" so to speak. While it has been the norm for rulers and kings to have woman under them I don't know that that's related to ddlg.

 

I feel like most subs are born that way. It's how we are. I think it'd be difficult to change a person's personality to become a sub or dom. It's just again, how we are. I am most comfortable submitting to someone who deserves it. It's a form of love, commitment, provides comfort, I'm getting what I need and my Dom is getting what he needs.

 

As far as ddlg, it likely grew under D/s into its own subcategory. There are traits and personality characteristics that were identified with and it probably just grew as people realized those within themselves. Considering there are no real guidelines or rules.

 

Modern times introduced a wide array of BDSM related things with the onslaught of 50 shades of grey and if you search amazon, Google play and probably the apple store (I don't have any apple products) you will find a lot of books on this particular topic. But there are even older books like The story of "O" that was written in the 50s, that are about similar topics. Not necessarily ddlg. So I wouldn't say it's caused by modern times.

 

If you do find anything I'd be interested in seeing it though.

 

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It's very important to know one's cultural history. Thank you for making this thread.

 

The Daddy - or more specifically, the Leather Daddy - has been around for a long time in gay eroticism and history.

 

It's important to note the Leather scene first formalized itself out of gay soldiers returning to the US after World War ll. (1939-1945). For the men of that era, military service was their first homosocial experience, first experience of male bonding during stress, and first time away from home and family. Discipline was necessary, and advancement in status was earned. These gay veterans learned about the value and pleasure of discipline in the achievement of a noble purpose, within a mix of emotional extremes.

 

Upon their return to the US in 1946, many gay veterans wanted to retain those elements of military experience, latching onto biker culture in the process. It mixed the elements of brotherhood camaraderie, the stress of risk taking, and the hyper masculine sexuality they had known during their service. All this was overlaid with a ritual formalism they had grown accustomed to. These clubs were the roots of Leather and kink culture as we know them today.

 

Keep in mind that, in this time, it wasn't uncommon to be abandoned by one's family, followed closely by the desertion of church and friends, after coming out as homosexual. "Leather families" replaced those familial bonds, with chosen families providing support when parents, siblings, and friends abandoned you. The Daddy/boy structure addressed the very human need for support and discipline, along with a sense of tradition, belonging, and passing along a sense of dynastic heritage to the next generation.

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Thank you so much for your input guys!

I wish there weren't such a stigma around this kind of kink so we would have more information

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