I find that much like sex, I can only go so long without being dominated. The longest length of time I went (out of sheer will) was 17 days. The average is about 7 days.
This is not to be confused with being little. That’s 24/7 and while the urge to call someone “Daddy” can become stronger than normal, it’s usually something I can control.
The need to submit will manifest in stages: first, an inkling that I can kind of ignore. Then comes the dreams….of kinky play and me submitting. Followed by the need permeating in my thoughts during the day. I start to get distracted and have a hard time focusing on anything. Finally, I get irritable and angry.
Usually if I get to that final stage, I’ll seek out a play partner. At this point, my little side is warring with my need to submit. Whatever play partner I come across has to deal with me regressing and being a supreme brat. Some Doms have liked the challenge, some have not.
Either way it’s nice to begin to understand my needs.