This has kind of been bugging me for awhile now. Me and my sub really enjoy humiliation and verbal abuse, and it can go really far. This is something that we talked about, and that we both expressed a liking for, so we incorporate it into our scenes. As I said, it goes pretty far and once or twice I have pushed it just far enough that she had to call yellow for me to slow down a bit. Needless to say, I felt horrible; but it only happened a couple times and we haven't had any real problems. What I am wondering is, do any forms of humiliation, degradation, or verbal abuse carry long-term psychological impacts? It's really fun now, but I don't want to be taking her to therapy twenty years down the line because some switch got thrown in her brain (if that makes any sense) I really can't express how much I love this girl, and I really am nuts about keeping her safe... Thoughts, anyone? I have already prepared myself for one of sebastian's three-page responses, lol.