The “Face Slap Reset”

Have you ever noticed how – when your man slaps your face – every thought and emotion you had at the time suddenly becomes reset?

A face slap grounds you.  It helps you to realize how emotional, hormonal, and irrational you were being just a second or two before. It helps you understand that you were not thinking logically.

Best of all, it reminds you that he’s in control of everything – your world, your emotions, and your body.

When he slaps your face – and he will, eventually, if you allow yourself to become to over-emotional – remember to thank him for bringing you back down to earth.

A firm slap to your cheek is one of the greatest gifts he can give you when your world seems to be spiraling out of control.

-VIS

Give Her A Name That Suits Her

If you and your girl have chosen to rename her, choose something that suits her personality.

When babies are born, parents choose a name knowing nothing about whom the child will become.  But you, as her Traditional Man, know her better than her parents did when she was born, so choose something that suits her.

Is she a talented musician?  Perhaps Melodie would suit her.  Is she interested in gardening?  Perhaps Rose is an appropriate name.  Does she love old movies?  Perhaps name her after an old-time movie star.
Or, perhaps, make up a name out of thin air that you feel best reflects her personality.

Whenever you call her by her new name, she’s certain to feel the sense of ownership it projects.  Like a tug on a leash, she’ll learn to respond better to her new name than her old one.

-VIS

How To Make Your Dog Sit

From the #1 New Release, “A Man Explained It To Me!: Everyday Topics Mansplained So Well That Even A Woman Can Understand Them” by Mr. V. I. Stepford, available here.

Dog are super smart and they love to get rewards.  So, to make your dog sit, all you need is a few treats and some patience.

Stand in front of your dog and say, “sit!”  If he sits, give him the treat and say “good boy!” or “good girl!”, then make him walk around a little and do the same thing again. If he sits again, give him another treat.

But if he doesn’t sit, there’s an easy way to get him to do so.  Dangle the treat in front of his nose while saying “sit!”  If he still doesn’t sit, move the treat over his snout to the back of his head.  You’ll notice his nose will follow the treat and he’ll raise his nose.  As he raises his nose, his backside will automatically drop to the ground.  When he sits, give him the treat and say, “good boy!” or “good girl!” and praise your dog.  Give him scratches and love.

Keep doing this over and over until your dog knows that the word “sit” means he has to put his backside down.

See? You’re smarter than a dog!

-VIS

When you submit …

You don’t have to decide.

You don’t have to stress.

You don’t have to be something you’re not.

When you submit …

You are free from decisions

You are free from stress.

You are free to be your true self.

When you submit …

You will discover a universal Truth:

There really is freedom in chains.

-VIS

Gentlemen, Carry A Knife

I’ve seen many young gentlemen being given a box, then pulling out a key to open it.

If you want to be seen as a gentleman, you need to carry a knife of some kind.  Pocket knives – such as Old Timer and Swiss Army – are the most unobtrusive but some men, such as myself, carry “multi-tools” capable of 20 or more functions (such as Leatherman or Gerber) – one of which is almost always a razor sharp blade.

Carrying a blade can be incredibly handy.  It’s not just an issue of opening letters and boxes.  If you’re witness to a car accident and the vehicle is engulfed in flames, you can rescue victims quickly by pulling out your knife and cutting the seat belts.  If an animal is tangled in something, your knife can save its life.

A gentleman cares about every life around him, and carrying a blade – whether an Old Timer pocket blade or more robust Leatherman Surge multi-tool – will allow you to protect those lives before First Responders can arrive.

And ladies, a knife is always appreciated by your man as a gift.  You can never go wrong by buying a man a blade for his birthday, anniversary, or Christmas.

A gentleman carries many things – honor, courage, wisdom – but one of the most practical things any gentleman carries is a good quality blade.

-VIS

On Being A Hypnotist

Seriously, gentlemen, get your Certified Hypnotist or Certified Hypnotherapist certificate.

I got my CHT back in 1996 and it’s always such great fun to hypnotize a girl and play tricks with her mind.

Since I’ve had my certificate, I haven’t yet dated a girl who didn’t eventually ask me to hypnotize her.  And once it starts, her mind becomes a beautiful playground for you both to explore.

Besides, she’ll think it’s hot af.

-VIS

His Win-Win Final Decision

Yes, as a traditional girl, you should be deferring every single decision to your man. But if you want to be happy with his decision, you need to limit his options so that you’re both happy.

How would you limit his options?

Let’s say you’re going to the salon to get new nails.  They have a selection of 150 colors, but you want him to decide which color he wants you to have.  You could send him a picture of all 150 colors and let him choose, but if he chooses a color you don’t particularly like, you’re forced to obey, but deep inside, you may resent his decision a little.

So, what do you do?

Of the 150 colors, choose 10-15 that you really, really like.  Once you have them all collected so that they’ll fit into a single photograph, take a picture and send it to him.

No matter which one of the ten to fifteen colors he chooses, you’ll be content with his decision.

You can apply this same principle to anything – hair styles, hair colors, clothing, food, or drink.  If you limit his options to those you like then leave the final decision to him, a wonderful thing happens:

He gets to decide for you, and no matter what he chooses, you’re happy with his decision.

It’s win-win.

-VIS

“We see the good in men.”

This is Egard Watches.

At that small, niche watch company, sales have exploded.  They’re now back-logged by two weeks.  They’ve made so much money from this ad that they’re now donating excess profits to a foundation for veterans and will continue to donate to worthy male-centered causes for as long as they can.

If a company is going to get involved in social issues, let it be supportive.

This is how it’s done, Gillette.

-VIS