REPOST from 2014
April Fool’s Day sometimes called All Fools’ Day, is one of the most light-hearted days of the year. Its origins are uncertain. Some see it as a celebration related to the turn of the seasons, while others believe it stems from the adoption of a new calendar.
Ancient Cultures, including those of the Romans and Hindus, celebrated New Year’s Day on or around April 1. In medieval times, much of Europe celebrated March 25, the Feast of Annunciation, as the beginning of the new year.
In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII ordered a new calendar, the Gregorian Calendar, to replace the old Julian Calendar. The new calendar called for New Year’s Day to be celebrated Jan. 1. That year, France adopted the reformed calendar and shifted New Year’s day to Jan. 1. According to a popular explanation, many people either refused to accept the new date, or did not learn about it, and continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April 1. Other people began to make fun of these traditionalists, sending them on “fool’s errands” or trying to trick them into believing something false. Eventually, the practice spread throughout Europe.
There are problems with this explanation: 1.) This doesn’t fully account for the spread of April Fools’ Day to other European countries. The Gregorian Calendar was not adopted by England until 1752 and April Fools’ Day was already well established. 2.) We have no direct historical evidence for this explanation, only conjecture, and that conjecture appears to have been made more recently.
Either way the French call April 1 Poisson d’Avril, or “April Fish.” French children sometimes tape a picture of a fish on the back of their schoolmates, crying “Poisson d’Avril” when the prank is discovered.
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Somewhere to visit!
And moving on to a little bit of BDSM fun with Etsy Shop GayPigeon Cards.
Rather than opening the Trench to flash – how about a Flash through the material?
Or stick with a slick shiny silhouette covering the package?
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A little coffee to shift your power.
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Can you imagine being an exhibitionist to an audience of Trees?
Impact Play while bending over a bench viewing Nature?
Kneeling to your Sir or Madame in front of a fire?
Being bound or chained to a Tree?
Becoming a part of the scenery?
Aftercare in a hot tub and finishing with a rain shower rinse.
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she doesn’t see a birthday cake in her future, but this submissive design made her laugh!
dievca does see Maryland crabs and crabcakes arriving tomorrow –
🤞 (cross fingers) that they are good.
she used to order from Annapolis Seafood, but they stopped shipping
so she’s trying a new place in Rockville, MD.
Ooh, la la! Charlotte Olympia’s Frisky slingbacks live up to their name. Adorned with a monochrome Dress Up print and black leather whip-like tassels, they perfectly embody the collection’s muse, Betty Paige. Channel pin-up glamour by teaming these statement heels with a pencil skirt, tucked-in blouse, and a slick of red lipstick.
dievca is still on the hunt for Chrissie Hynde’s Collar.
In the meantime, this BLUE NILE sterling silver padlock necklace can add a hint of BDSM to one’s daily Life.
This edgy, BLUE NILE, sterling silver necklace has a working padlock that functions as the clasp.
Wear it layered or on its own, this necklace is a fun and stylish flair in your wardrobe.
Purple People Eater, Barney, Violet Beauregarde
The meaning of the color Purple”
Purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red. The color purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Purple also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic.
Do you want all that represented during BDSM?
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noun. a female fox. an ill-tempered or quarrelsome woman.
a woman considered to be sexually attractive.
Do you own an apron? Do you use it while BBQ-ing or baking?
dievca has never owned one. she’s not sure of what she is missing Her friends have laughed at her and asked what she does for dinner parties.
she cooks, changes, and hopes for the best afterward.
What about an Apron as a D/s Presentation Outfit?
Hmm, could be interesting but one might need to be careful when sitting or leaning against the countertop.
dievca found the apron she wants:
The RE/DONE | Levi’s Denim Apron is created from scraps of vintage Levi’s, reducing production waste and creating functional, machine washable, and collectible kitchen-wear. Each apron is upcycled using a waterless process from unique vintage materials and is completely one-of-a-kind.
The shades of indigo will differ from the product image due to each item being one-of-a-kind. Twenty percent of sales will be donated to the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation. RE/done
Master told His dievca a story about D/s in the outdoors.
Thoughts floated around in her head for a while and she fixated on the fountains around NYC.
dievca doesn’t know where her fantasy may go during nighttime dreaming, but her practical side has acknowledged the logistical nightmare D/s play in a NYC fountain might offer: dirty water, too many people, temperature, slipping, clothing – or lack of, legalities, voyeurs – might be a bonus, etc.
Maybe the Hamilton Fountain in Riverside Park — ok, it’s a horse trough.
Let’s see what dievca dreams up this evening.
Might be fabulous – might be a dievca disaster…
The phrase ‘there is no rose without thorns‘ means that in order to enjoy something that is beautiful and pleasurable, you must endure something that is difficult or painful.
If you are tied up, anything can happen. Even if nothing happens beyond kissing, the physical nature of being bound heightens everything.
With extra time on hand, dievca took a BDSM test for giggles (www.bdsmtest.org) – her results are above. she was taken aback by “Rope Bunny” being the highest percentage – especially since rope bondage (shibari) is really not one of her or Master’s interests.
she’s been pondering the high percentage ever since.
The aha! moment came yesterday after meeting and playing with Master. Master created various cuff and strap connections during play, in response dievca switched submissive and moved all in.
Master asked her about being restrained afterward and she had a hard time verbalizing exactly why she is able to let go fully.
The gist is that dievca isn’t interested in full bondage for beauty or complete limitation of movement.
she is interested in being restrained to place full trust in Master and take away control from pieces of her body to focus fully on Master and other bodily responses. The energy from the restraints can be pushed elsewhere.
Does that make sense?
People always talk about Trust in a BDSM relationship.
If it works well, the embarrassment factor of any activity disappears.
Your Sir or Madam has seen or will see all realms of awkwardness if you are adventurous.
Sexually or just within the Power Exchange.
The good news is with Trust you will look at your Dominant or submissive and think,
“Oh-Yes, I want to do that again!”
Bordelle around 2011 and 2012 offered these strappy pieces. dievca is feeling the need.
Handmade in Berlin, the FRAULEIN KINK (Fräulein Kink) Leather Bondage Ankle Restraints are the epitome of elegance, both in and out of the bedroom. The detachable leather leads and ankle restraints can pair with your favorite heel and be used to restrain you to a chair or bed. Detachable leads can also be used separately as handcuffs.
- Metallic Gold Stitched Leather Straps
- SWAROVSKI® Light Colorado Topaz Gold Crystal Rivets
- Detachable Gold Leather Ankle Restraint Leads
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A hint of the dream lingers
throughout the day.
A smell, a touch,
a glimpse of satiation.
Collected wisps and pieces
solidify elusive memories.
to create an Orgasm.
dievca has always been a fan of multi-tasking tools.
So, when she saw the Adorime on several “Best Sex Toy of 2020” lists.
It might be a go for $27.99 at Amazon.
Ergonomic Design: This dual-action vibrator with triple-points stimulator, the flexible double head can be used to most penises or clitorial, and the firm bottom effectively stimulates g-spot, arousing most intense orgasms and sexual pleasure.
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- Medical Silicone Material: The g-spot vibrator made of medical-grade silicone, safe and skin-friendly, easy to clean, hygienic to the human body. As a rechargeable vibrator, you can just charge the vibrator with the attached USB cable.
Something for couple fun, solo fun, and stress-relief — a useful multi-tasker.
dievca has shared a number of Movie Stars in Lingerie
– here are some moments she missed. Can you guess which movies?
Just sayin’ – dievca never got her gloves 4 years ago…
Love is always a leap into the unknown. You can try to control as many variables, and understand a situation as you can, but you’re still jumping off a cliff and hoping that someone catches you. ~Lisa Kleypas
Women Propose to Their Men
According to an old Irish legend, or possibly history, St Brigid struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men – and not just the other way around – every four years.
This is believed to have been introduced to balance the traditional roles of men and women in a similar way to how leap day balances the calendar.
Gloves Hide Naked Ring Finger
In some places, leap day has been known as “Bachelors’ Day” for the same reason. A man was expected to pay a penalty, such as a gown or money, if he refused a marriage proposal from a woman on Leap Day.
In many European countries, especially in the upper classes of society, tradition dictates that any man who refuses a woman’s proposal on February 29 has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves. The intention is that the woman can wear the gloves to hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring. During the middle ages there were laws governing this tradition.
Ines Glove Company
Founded in 1999 and based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The story starts when Ines longed for the elegance of the 1950’s,
read more about the beginning of Ines Gloves company.
In case vs. Incase:
Incase refers to being enclosed within. Like “Incase that ring finger in a glove”.
Also spelt encase.
Where as in case refers to doing something ‘in the event of’ or ‘as a precaution’. eg “you better have those 12 pairs of gloves around, just in case”
dievca has found herself reading Reddit Chemistry and Physics threads, lately…
Something about wishing to be a student, again?
This might be an inspiration for a Presentation Outfit:
Foreigner’s ‘Blinded by Science’ doesn’t have a video to inspire, but Thomas Dolby does!
- Thick intelligent glasses
- Lab coat
- Pusssy bow blouse
- Circle midi skirt
- Black heels
- Pencil in bun
The idiom: брать/взять себя в руки
Literal translation: “To take oneself in one’s hands.”
What it means: “It means ‘to pull yourself together.’”
Other languages this idiom exists in: Translators tell us that there is a German version of this idiom too: “Sich zusammenreißen,” which translates literally as “to tear oneself together.” And in Polish, the same idea is expressed by the phrase, “we take ourselves into our fist (wziąć się w garść).”