Day 22: What do you think is important in keeping a BDSM relationship healthy? How does it differ from a vanilla relationship?
Trust, communication, and honesty are the three most important things in keeping any relationship healthy, but especially a kinky one. Communication and honesty are paramount to making sure you don’t go past any limits and all people are getting what they need and want out of the relationship. Really, I’d say it’s better to over-share than risk someone not understanding their partners desires and fears.
Otherwise, a willingness to explore one another’s kinks is necessary, as is a similar level of libido.
In relationships in general, I’d say that shared senses of humor and values are also key.