What is a slave?

"'Though I am slave,' she said, 'yet for the first time in my life, I am free.'" - Norman, Nomads of Gor

The nature of a slave will of course depend on the nature of the master, but in general since slaves have certain features in common, there are some factors that can be discussed. A slave as used here is a submissive in a total power exchange relationship (TPE), while others may use the term slave for other types of submissives, I am of the opinion that only those in or desiring to be in a relationship where all the power is held by the dominant partner should use the term.

"Only in a collar can a woman be truly free" - Norman, Tribesmen of Gor

Seems a contradiction, but as any master or slave can tell you, it is a simple fact, the collar allows the woman to be herself, to allow her master to control her, guide her, it allows her sexuality to be open, not hidden.

A slave is not a doormat, nor is she weak, however she also has to put the needs of her master above her own and learn to obey him with trust that he knows what the outcome of his actions will be, sometimes he may not, but if she questions him or doubts him, she is not in the mindset to truly be a slave.

Often in this lifestyle, we see women saying they are slaves, yet they do not behave as such, they allow jealousy or other emotions to get in the way of them truly being of service to their master. If a slave is not making her master's life easier or more enjoyable, then what is she really doing?

Comments (0) 14 Nov 2007 12:57:29

What is a Gorean slave?

Women who want to be slaves often dream of days spent dressing nicely, doing their makeup and being shown off. They dream of being "forced" to one "slave orgasm" after another. They aren't thinking of cleaning toilets, doing yard work, washing dishes, taking out the garbage, or the often seemingly ceaseless waiting and loneliness.

They fantasize about being "forced" to go without panties or a gag, or have their master choose their clothes for them, but the fact that they may be forbidden to speak for days, weeks or months, denied any sexual release or throw away their favorite jeans never crossed their minds.

Their dreams of endless days with just their master may be lovely, but what about when he goes to visit family alone?

The fact is that slavery within the Gorean lifestyle is absolute, it is not a game, it is not a fantasy and it is far from easy.

Unlike most other forms of consensual slavery, in a Gorean master/slave relationship, there are no contracts, no negotiations, no limits, and no convenient ways "out" for the slave.

A Gorean slave is at the complete mercy of their master in all things, from what, if any, food, sleep, clothing or shelter the slave will be allowed, when and if they will be allowed to work or go to school, have children, have contact with friends or family, to what religion, if any, they may practice and all other aspects of their daily life.

Fantasy this is not, this is a harsh reality, more than most who play in the lifestyle can handle, this is not the realm of romance novels or "submissives" this is the realm of the true slaves.

Comments (0) 8 Oct 2007 14:09:43

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