Does any element of BDSM occur as a part of your dominant relationships? How do you feel about BDSM? Is it core to your dominance, peripheral or non-existent (other than the dominant part)?
I am well known in my local area as a BDSM player, and while I love to play, it isn’t required for dominance. BDSM is where I started, and I suspect that it will always be an important part of this thing that I do. I enjoy a broad spectrum of play that includes electrical, impact, spanking, fire, cupping, sharps / temporary body modification, medical play, and boarding school role play. All that aside, my slave might tell you that my favorite fetish is making cases for all of my gear!
I feel that BDSM is an important part of who and what I am, but it is not the core. I like to put it as “My Master/slave relationship is where I live; BDSM is where I vacation!” so I would say it is peripheral to my dominance.