My pet confessed to me that he started feeling submissive to women as early as a very young teenager, fueled by his love and admiration to a beautiful, strong-willed but caring teacher he adored. Previously, I had heard from another sub that his very firm, but "fair" mother (who he said used to sometimes lightly punish him with a wooden spoon to his bare bottom as a child when he misbehaved) had left a dominant imprint on him. Which in turn, he claimed, later led him to relentlessly seek a strong, dominant woman to submit to in adulthood. I'm sure there are similar stories among subs here... Males, when--and how--did you know you must submit to a woman? What did those women in your life do back then to help make you become the good sub you are today?