Far better than a “legally enforceable contract” (which cannot exist under U.S. law, though it might elsewhere) is the willing agreement of a slave to serve its Owner. Like a successful sale, this arrangement depends on mutual consent and satisfaction. The couple can have a set of rules written down, if they wish. But perhaps even better is for the Owner to have full freedom to make the rules, change them at will, and enforce them as She pleases, and for Her slave to trust and accept Her will completely. That is, after all, the true essence of slavery and submission: there is just one rule, Obedience (for the slave) and Command (for the Owner). All the rest is just details. It’s probably good to have a way to discuss things if necessary. A safeword will trigger a conference: the rules may say that durng this conference, the slave may freely ask or suggest, but the Owner has the final say on what will be done. It all comes down to trust. If the slave trusts its Owner, then it will accept Her decision — on anything. After all, an Owner wants to keep Her property in good working order and serviceable, or there is no point in the whole business. In the worst case, if She does cause the death of Her slave, She will eventually be caught up by police and tried for murder … all that is worth avoiding, so She has a motivation to make sure that Her slave stays alive and well. On the other hand, if both have chosen well, the slave will be motivated to serve as expected, to avoid any more pain than he will certainly endure by the sheer nature of the relationship.
Originally posted 2014-04-26 18:38:16.