by Dr. Richard A. Sprott
Originally conceived in November 2004, republished to Leatherpage with permission
Dominance has a voyeuristic quality to it. I think the act of watching is the initial mode of Dominance. Seeing, inspecting, watching, observing. There is something controlling about watching others, there is a sense of intrusion into private space, a crossing of boundaries. “Big Brother” is watching. Commanders inspect their troops. Masters are fully clothed, slaves are naked. boys are put on display and paraded before others. In a scene, I get to watch the bottom go through an amazing set of experiences that I initiate.
Voyeurism requires distance. In a typical voyeuristic scene, there is something that separates the voyeur from his object of desire; a pane of glass, the viewfinder in a telescope or binoculars, just a few feet of empty space.
In so far that Dominance has a voyeuristic side, Dominance involves distance. But there are other aspects of Dominance which also require distance.