What kind of rules do you want? A Dominant may set the rules, but a submissive has to agree to them. Submissives may have an idea in their head what they need, but their Dominant might see another way of accomplishing the same goal. Rules are a part of the vast majority of D/s relationships from small to big. Some rules determine behavior in public, others are about private behavior. Some rules may be more common but there’s no right or wrong here.
Do you know what kind of rules you may want or need?
I definitely expect rules, but I don’t really have any specific rules in mind, but I know I will probably have ones about how I dress and behave in public, with my Dom and without him: i.e. dress code and eye contact. I don’t know if we’ll do high protocol, but there are some pieces of that which intrigue me. I think some rules that I need will be towards helping me be healthier: eating healthier and 2-3x a day, getting at least 8 hours of sleep, and do the things I need to so I don’t fall back into my depression. I think these rules would have to be determined during negotiation with my Dom, and I hope he would have some ideas on how to help me achieve these (and other) goals.