United States of America;
I am really into the BDSM lifestyle. I like being tied up, spanked, kneeling, being told I'm a good girl, etc. I have come to except this part of my life and I am happy with myself but since "50 shades of Grey" came out my friends have constantly been making fun of the Dom/Sub life style that some people, including me, lead. While I am aware how ridiculous "50 shades of Grey" is, it still hurts.
I have been thinking about telling my friends and family about this lifestyle that I have chosen to follow. I have a Dom and I am in a committed relationship and it gets hard hiding this part of my life. It is more than just a sex thing, as most of these relationships are. I'm not sure if I should tell the people I am closest with that I am in this kind of relationship or not. part of me wants them to know so they stop making jokes, but the other part of me says that eventually the jokes will stop. However even after this I will have to continue hiding a big part of me. What should I do?