This couldn't be further from the truth, and is an unfortunate point of view fostered by fear and ignorance.
Paring it down, BDSM comes in two forms - the variety for lifestyle appreciators, and those who prefer the kink or fetish aspect of it. In lifestyle BDSM, two people agree to consensually bring the Dominant/submissive (D/s) dynamic into their relationship on a permanent basis.
But with a firm yet loving hand, a skilled Dom/me can work to bring the shy submissive out of their shell, and to thrive.
The three of us walked in around 8pm with no reservation, the wait was less than 10min thanks to the amazing waiter! In the end, delicious dishes, exceptional waitstaff. We had reservations at 730 and were promptly seated by 735.
In point of fact, there are more than a few people who 'evolve' in their preferences, going from utilizing BDSM in the bedroom, to living it 24/7.
Practitioners of BDSM are no more amoral or bad than any other person, and the notion that people who prefer it were somehow mistreated or abused as children is groundless.
That said, a D/s relationship, much like other 'different' relationships must be kept quiet. This can manifest in ostracism, contempt, hatred, even violence.Neither is more important or more highly valued than the other.Both forms have pros and cons to consider, and simply put, one may not be for you.It 'is' possible, just as it is possible for a blind man to be a doctor, or a deaf man to play music or for men to sew a dress or women to shoot a gun, but emotional health and happiness are two of the most important things in a thriving BDSM relationship.While it is true that what the Dom/me says goes, and it is the submissive's place to please the Dom/me in all things, choice and trust are of the highest importance.The layout is very cool and LOVE the indoor out door setup. The seafood was perfectly cooked and so tasty that you don't even need the sauce.My 220 Experience was GREAT I would give a GREAT REVIEW!!! For our main courses, he had the braised lamb and I had the fried chicken meal with cornbread. They have me 4 chicken Great food selection, here for lunch with coworkers and had a good experience. Little pricey but was not unreasonable when you understand you're at a nice restaurant in downtown Birmingham. I also have become obsessed with the chocolate croissants and the most AMAZING macaroons I've ever had in my life Great atmosphere! Love 220 Birmingham We went there for Dinner on my birthday...So after reading the 220 restaurant reviews I was uncertain about going but I am glad I did the food was great and the new design is AWESOME. We were seated at the window which gave us a view of busy Birmingham. My husband wanted something that was off the menu (grilled cheese I believe) which they were happy to make for him (you'd be surprised how much of a problem cheese and bread seems to be for some places). The ravioli are different than you might expect as they are crispy - but I had read ahead and knew this. I started with the Squash Ribbon Salad with Pine Nuts which was perfectly cooked and dressed with a vinaigrette that had just the right amount of acidity.Great Job to who ever made this happen a much needed face lift. We got the sliders () very tasty, and the flat bread, tomato and basil. I'm so thrilled it has been revamped because it needed it desperately, and the chef apparently has been working in an upscale Vegas restaurant alongside a James Beard award winning chef, that's exciting to know. My husband had the Shrimp and Bay Scallops Potstickers and they were delicious. food took a little longer than preferred, but not terrible. I can see how there are still a few kinks being worked out as they are still relatively new and in the midst of a fresh start.The bone-in 22 oz prime ribeye was served with whipped potatoes and baby carrots- it was The interior and overall atmosphere of this place is exquisite!