I haven't been keeping up with my journal despite quite a bit happening over the past few weeks. My heart just hasn't been in it, partly because of issues in our private lives and partly because of issues within the Mansion itself. I did briefly consider quitting the Mansion altogether but was talked down from that feeling by a few significant members. I'm not sure that I could tear myself away anyway, it has become such an integral part of who I am now. So, maybe a highlights reel of some of the recent events, in no particular order. I have been epilating my legs, as part of the rules Elle has given me, for several months now. My leg hairs have got thinner and easier to remove in that time but I also killed the epilator we had used. We couldn't afford to replace it so I had shaved a few times but this was time consuming, only lasted a very short time and left sharp scratchy hairs. Yesterday (Saturday) we went to Mediamarkt, a German store that sells everything from cameras and phones to washing machines and coffee makers. Elle bought me a new Braun Epil. Silk 7 and it is fantastic. We went to her room early and she made me lie down on a sheet on her bed and went to town on the back of my right leg. It was just as well she stopped when she did as a mixture of the vibrations, the pain, her stroking my legs and my intense feelings of submissiveness that her doing this to me had brought me very close to orgasm. As I went to bed on Friday evening I asked permission to remind Elle of something, which she granted. I told her that she had said several weeks ago she wanted a yoni massage, but we hadn't had the right time to do it. She thought it was an excellent idea and said we could do it Saturday night. After she had epilated me on her bed and then had fun with me in the shower afterwards she decided she didn't want the yoni massage, which really disappointed me and I complained, then immediately apologized. She forgave me as she realised how much I was looking forward to it. She told me to read to her instead, and I read the latest chapter of Bedding the Billionaire to her. It had some really steamy sex in it which I just managed to get through. The sex actually aroused Elle and to my delight she decided she did want a yoni massage after all. It was utterly fabulous, she had a wonderful time breathing deeply and sinking into the intense feelings of arousal that the massage induced. When she had her orgasm the build up was slow, intense and powerful. I could barely move my right middle finger that I had inserted into her yoni to stimulate her g spot, her orgasm was so intense. Although Elle is having fewer orgasms this year than she did last year she is still having more than she did prior to my chastity. Lots more. The thing she loves the most though are all the non sexual intimate things we do together. We are looking for more and more ways to increase this. For instance I read to her regularly, several times a week and not just when she has a bath. Sometimes I apply body lotion to her after she showers. Massage oil is a precursor to a sexual activity (with an orgasm for her, not for me, obviously!) Body lotion isn't. It's a precursor to just being close and sharing touch. Another thing we have done is a bit of a chastity cliche, but as is often the case it is a cliche for a reason. We have bought a foot bath bowl and I regularly give her a foot soak, then I wash her feet, then massage them with some foot creme. There is something gloriously submissive about kneeling at her feet while I wash and massage them. Elle absolutely loves the attention. We have also watched YouTube videos about how to give a pedicure and how to apply nail polish. This has helped me do her nails far better and now the varnish stays looking good for a few weeks where before it would only last a few days. The amazing thing about the varnish is it does the same thing for Elle as my device does for me. My device reminds me, all the time, about what we are doing. Elle sees the varnish on her toes and it reminds her of what we are doing, what I am willing, eager to do for her. When she wears open toe shoes and is complimented at work about how good they look it makes her really happy. So we continue to have fun, it helps us get through the crap we are experiencing in our private lives, and continues to strengthen our relationship.