Good morning Leonidas,
Thank you for all your information too!
If you lived on a fictional world where the presumption is that, unless you are a slave yourself, you are in the "class of owners" that would be true. You and I don't happen to live on that world, and so that isn't the presumption. You may only be included in that "class of owners" and recognized as such by girls that you don't own by being included in that class by your peers. You wouldn't be a "Master" to my slave upon meeting her until I, or someone that she knows me to accept as a peer, said so. This is a practical necessity, given that not all men where we live are like us. Not even the ones who say that they are.
Opinions vary on this, I guess. My living room is certainly a Gorean setting, but I don't require those who aren't Gorean to behave as if they are there. To my way of thinking, the fact that smilezz engages in D/s with someone has no bearing at all on whether I see her as a slave. Slavery as many D/s folks understand it looks a lot more like our notion of free companionship.
I put these both together because of how i answered.
After reading last night, i called a Friend who happens to be Gorean and asked him a few questions too. Along the lines of another slave calling another Man Master....He too said pretty much the same thing you have just said. I stated that Thorns is the only Man i call Master...I will also say that there are a few that are online in the past that i have addressed as Master(insert nic at the time). Whithin our community, i would not address another Man as Master....but as Sir. Is the view of calling another Master within the Gorean community something that just differs from each household? You have a slave..but until she knows that you accept another as a peer..is that Man just called Sir? or by His name?
When i happen to be in my Friends home with His slave....i interract with them on a very casual basis. I call Him Sir....i call her maria..i am very curtious as to how they live....i follow a few of their procedures...but it's because i find sitting on the floor great! not because he insists on it.
I guess i should stop typing because i am beginning to ramble a bit. I have way to much in my head and questions....more coffee and i will be good to go. *chucklez*
Have a good day Leonidas, Thank you again.
=It's not my fault that when I was a baby I was dropped in a box of Glitter & I have been shinin' ever since=
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