Imported from Wikipedia -- 13:27, 23 March 2005 Tanos
There is one view which says the terms "master" and "slave" don't have any meaning outside their use to refer to a status within a particular relationship, when their meaning is determined by how they are used by those individuals.
- someone into D&S who has a specific relationship with a sub
- someone into D&S who has a specific relationship with a dom
These terms are used in a great variety of conflicting ways. They might be used by one couple when doing a one-off role-playing scene, based on historical slavery. Another couple may define their whole relationship on that basis, using welded collars, powers of atourney and a 24/7 no safeword agreement to make it as permanent as possible. -- 17:54, 31 March 2005 PallandoZi