Thoughts on Cognitive Dissonance

Another topic I have been covering in some private discussions lately is the idea of cognitive dissonance.

In its basic form, cognitive dissonance is mental anguish you experience when your brain battles itself.  In D/s, it frequently occurs in humiliation, when an act or verbal statement makes you feel something is true, but wish that it was not true.  This happens quite frequently as well when you get aroused at the act or idea of something that you don’t want to be aroused from.  It can also occur when verbal reinforcement, symbolic response, or environmental responses arouse you during an unpleasant act.

Instigating cognitive dissonance is the most effective and powerful means of manipulating my submissive mental space.  It causes my mind to spiral out of control and I find myself plunged into the abyss… where I feel like I can only love and submit.

There is a term for when a dominant uses this technique and it is known as mind-fucking.  Mind-fucking is a very advanced technique but it’s tricky because it can rarely be taught.  In most cases, the people that use it developed the ability naturally and they simply put it to use.  They can see people’s insecurities, know how to expose them, and take pleasure in watching someone squirm, writhe, and get turned on, leading to a mildly confused and deeply submissive state.

It’s rather glorious.

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5 thoughts on “Thoughts on Cognitive Dissonance

  1. “There is a term for when a dominant uses this technique and it is known as mind-fucking.  Mind-fucking is a very advanced technique but it’s tricky because it can rarely be taught.  In most cases, the people that use it developed the ability naturally and they simply put it to use.  They can see people’s insecurities, know how to expose them, and take pleasure in watching someone squirm, writhe, and get turned on, leading to a mildly confused and deeply submissive state.
    It’s rather glorious.”
    – Mmm… Maybe it seems glorious to Daddy. Doesn’t feel glorious from my POV though!
    – This does seem like something Daddy loves and seems to be really good at naturally. I wonder if this skill get better over time or does it just plateau?
    – I can relate to the confused and yet deeply submissive state. I like the deep subspace part more than the confusion, however ☺️

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      1. I’m not sure if the confusion is the bit that pushes me deeper into subspace.

        I think it’s more the feeling of being owned and protected and cherished. And the reinforcement of the idea that I have/am trying to give all that I am to Daddy.

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