This is not lighthearted, but very real, and also on topic. So mods, put this where it should go or whatever. There are many reasons why chastity might not work. But of all of the ones I have experienced, one stands out above all others: children. Particularly small children. The small ones, line up very well with about waste high, and if they happen to be running across the room to give you a hug ... use your imagination. Awkward to say the least. Children have no place at all in the chastity/FLR/ D/s world. This is a given. I am quite sure that for any of you who have children you'd agree its best if they do not know how, or when, or even why their parents, or caregivers have sex, intimacy, or any kind of bedroom activity. It is a strange dichotomy, to be in one of the aforementioned relationships and to also have children. The firewall between the two must be rock solid, and if you don't already keep your 'toys' locked up somewhere, your children will find a way to poke around and investigate your stuff. That is their nature. They mean no harm, but curiosity, particularly when it comes to mom or dad etc can and will be strong. Children are a full time job, before and after the 9-5 40 hr/week typical career. The amount of time needed to properly oversee and guide the little ones through their lives is already borrowed. Many of you know exactly what I mean, and it becomes a bit of burning the candle at both ends in order to get things done. From their health, to daycare, to schooling, to after school activities, to their social lives, parents need to be aware of how and what and where their kids are if they are any kind of good parent. This leaves almost no time for parents to do anything but sleep. Children, as dependents, need money, guidance, and help along the way. More often than not, children have their own ideas about what they want to do. And so enters another component to chastity kryptonite; stress. While the rewards of being a parent should be all well worth while and good, parents know that getting there is an uphill battle. If your children are perfect saints, then they must not be human, but in case they are not a source of stress, I am sure anything that happens to them, or your family, or your job will be. Stress is probably the number one reason for a failure between partners, and there are so many ways stress can manifest. Trying to actively live two lives, one for the children, and one with the key holder/Dom is a stress inducing shit storm. And as mentioned, the two must be kept apart. So the question is can it work? or is the kryptonite too strong? Trying to navigate a duality such as this can be absolutely foolish. But, not feeding your sexual intellect can also do serious harm. So how does one balance all of this, if it is even possible? Well, what then, superman?