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Orientation 1: Service by Norische
Filed in: training

Service is one of the most primary, the most basic of terms within the BDSM realm. Service can loosely be defined as an act or work done by one individual to the benefit another, but what does service[...]

Orientation 2: Baggage by Norische
Filed in: training

When I speak of baggage I do not speak of your trusty old set of Samsonite, I am speaking of emotional baggage. Emotional baggage is a laymen's term for the emotional turmoil and distress that each i[...]

Orientation 3: Attitude by Norische
Filed in: training

Attitude is another one of the corner stones that serve as a good foundation for any slave. Remember that the attitude of the slave can very well set the attitude of the house, and hence the atmospher[...]

Orientation 4: Obedience by Norische
Filed in: training

Obedience is a gray area within an owner/slave relationship. To some owners obedience is blind; a slave has no place to question the command of the owner under any circumstances. To me obedience is un[...]

Orientation 5: Honesty by Norische
Filed in: training

Honesty is something that starts long before the slave meets the owner. It begins within the individual. The slave must be able to be honest with him or herself, to know his or her own imperfections, [...]

Orientation 10: Timing by Norische
Filed in: training

Timing is something that is frequently overlooked when it comes to training a slave. However, the aspect of training is actually very important. A slave that arrives too soon will make an owner feel r[...]

Orientation 11: Discretion by Norische
Filed in: training

Being discrete is something that many of us take for granted; I however, feel that it is necessary to include this subject. Some individuals feel that if you behave in a discrete manner that you are [...]

Orientation 12: Patience by Norische
Filed in: training

Patience is the hardest thing for a slave to learn, and hence it must be one of the first things they are introduced too. A slave is always waiting on his or her owner, waiting to serve, waiting to b[...]

Orientation 6: Communication by Norische
Filed in: training

It is the responsibility of the slave to learn how to communicate properly and to appropriately. Good communication is a key element for an owner/slave relationship. There are a few simple instruction[...]

Orientation 7: Respect by Norische
Filed in: training

"Respect as defined by Webster's Dictionary may be used as a verb or noun, and comes from two Latin combinations: re-, back + specere, look at). Our modern meanings include: 1. to feel or show ho[...]

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