You look up when you wish to be exalted. And I look down because I am exalted.
― Friedrich Nietzsche
I think Nietzsche might be the man I will quote the most when it comes to BDSM. Whether he means it or not, a lot of the things he said can apply to a BDSM relationship.
Take this one for example: there is an implication that the person he is talking to is looking up at him while he looks down upon them. This position is often used by Daddy and I at events and in his home. I spend a lot of time on my knees staring up at him and just by doing so I feel very fulfilled. I’ve heard that a lot of other Doms and subs do this too, so Nietzsche in my mind will always be a kinkster.