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Essays Tagged: Behavior



Establishing a Protocol by Laura Antoniou
Filed in: training, rules, etiquette, protocol, behavior

A talk given by Laura Antoniou, December 1, 2000What is the number one reason for failure of an S/M relationship?Lack of consistency. Not failed flogging or lack of fetish wear. Consistency.Basicall[...]

The Psychology of Slavery: Understanding Consensual Slavery by Norische
Filed in: control, power, behavior, consensual slavery, realities

Aeschylus – Destiny waits alike for the free man as well as for him enslaved by another’s might. Throughout time millions of individuals have fought and died to free their brother, friend,[...]

So You Want To Be A Slave: The Realities by mira_hunter
Filed in: submission, slavery, learning, behavior, realities, 24/7, ritual.service

I decided to write this article because I have seen so many submissives come into the lifestyle expecting everything to be dream-like and perfect. I don't wish to ruin anyone's dreams, or turn them f[...]