From: Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
Long fingernails are a huge turn on for me. Why don't more Dominant women have them?
I have had long acrylic nails since 1989 and have never had a problem scratching and leaving marks. In fact, it is something I LOVE to do! My nails are probably my favorite toy.
My natural nails are not strong so I get acrylics. I have a standing appointment every two weeks to maintain my nails. Since I have somewhat of a nail fetish, it is worth it to me, but there is time and cost involved.
I have found the perfect length for me where I can perform my daily work activities (which involve a fair amount of time at a keyboard). When I have tried to have them longer, they interfered with my activities and tended to break.
Long nails can be an impediment to certain BDSM activities. For example, it is not as easy to fist safely if you have long nails. I have been told it is possible with proper wrapping, but since fisting doesn't interest me much to begin with, I've never pursued it. I was also told at a demo that it is not wise to do fireplay with acrylic nails (though I went to another demo with a different presenter who said it was okay if you were careful and actually showed me how).
So for me, long nails are well worth the time, effort and expense. I can readily see how that wouldn't be true for everyone, though.
< Message edited by MysticFireTopaz -- 8/16/2008 9:49:43 AM >