Master/Slave Relationships

This is a play on from yesterdays post about BDSM and Gorean lifestyles. The main question? What is a Master slave Relationship? Now, this is not going to have an easy answer, as most things dealing with either Gor or BDSM don’t have one, but here is MY answer at the very least.

Broken down to it’s most simple terms, and taken straight from, a Master is
1.a person with the ability or power to use, control, or dispose of something owner of a slave, animal, etc. employer of workers or servants.
4.the male head of a household.

Whereas a slave is
1.a person who is the property of and wholly subject to another; a bond servant.
2.a person entirely under the domination of some influence or person: a slave to a drug.
3.a drudge: a housekeeping slave.

So, therefore, a Master can be a Master of many things, but, per the definitions, a Master is a man, also the head of the household.  A slave has no sex, and is is owned by something (even if it’s not a Man.)  Now, yes, there are the Mistress/slave relationships, and the same general ideas fit as well, but that’s not the point.

Many people hear the term Master/slave, and the first thing they think about is the period of slavery that was in America, and how can I turn back to the way of my forefathers.  Well, first, the only family of mine in America at the time were Natives, the rest enslaved the English, and as my slave is of English decent, makes a bit of sense.

The whole point of the M/s relationship is the complete exchange of power from one person to another.  Generally, all things go, but there are “slave contracts” that list what is legit in the relationship (I’ll talk more about those later), and are becoming the norm, but they are not everywhere.  Many feel that there should be no rules, as that goes against the whole M/s ideal.  But that is not the way it normally works in the real world.

Now, what the fuck is the point to this?  Just this, when someone says their in a M/s relationship, it is consensual, generally, when someone someone says they are the slave of another, it means they have chosen to be in that position.  Try to understand what they are, and don’t just label them as freaks.