The last person I was in a relationship with would not stop when I asked him too.I agree ...He is/was not a true dom. For as many have stated here, the dom's first priority is the protection of his/her sub. Safe words are not only smart play, they should be mandatory. No safe word=no play. Also there must be a level of trust in the person you are submitting to; If you can't/don't trust them, then no scene. [/i]A true Dom would listen to their sub and be respectful of their wish to have play stop. Find out why they are not wanting to continue and adjust so that things may continue with consent.