What Is A Slave, Anyways?

Slave. A label so quickly tossed around in BDSM and fetish with little thought to why it provokes such controversial arousal in so many people. Keep in mind, everything in BDSM requires consent between two or more adults, so we are speaking on the term slave specifically used in a consented context.

Giving yourself up to someone is one of the deepest forms of love. To appreciate something so profoundly that it allows you to change your behaviour to favour the other is a strong aphrodisiac and the essence of slavery and submission. So why the term “slave” over let’s say “submissive” or “pet” or the copious others labels that can be given to a bottom in service? They can all wear collars after all.

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