Internal enslavememt and I (the word that should not be spoken by the author of this blog).
Internal enslavement is something this girl finds quite fascinating. Unfortunately the Tanos website where much of the information about this more extreme subset of total power exchange exists is currently down. However she found a great article on the Deviance and Desire site, lots of other articles to read too. The definition of internal enslavement is described in this way:
“One of the key concepts of IE is literally – slave: this is just the everyday definition of “slave” that everyone grows up with, and it doesn’t include the roleplay slaves you sometimes meet elsewhere in BDSM. For example, this is from the definition of “slave” in the second edition of the Oxford English Dictionary: “One who is the property of, and entirely subject to another person, whether by capture, purchase or birth; a servant completely divested of freedom and personal rights.” When we say “slave”, we mean literal slave, defined in this way.”
In this type of owner / property relationship the property, the owner has complete control over the slave. Everything the slave does is for the benefit of the owner and the slave has no say in what is done or how this takes place. Communication is not important, since the slave just obeys and what is more they focus their entire energy on ensuring that their Master’s needs are met.
It seems extremely unlikely that this would work in our relationship. For a start the slave needs to be trained and treated quite harshly. Master likes to be in control and to exert power, but doesn’t wish to micromanage this girl. Nor does he wish her to do everything for him, or to be completely subservient and compliant. In day to day life, Master asks this girl’s opinion and while he doesn’t always act on it, she is free to give her views. Punishment is not something Master particularly wishes to dish out and within the current relationship it is easy to avoid. A more extreme TPE would be difficult for a bratty girl such as this to prevent herself from falling foul of the rules. What is more, Master would have to put more effort into developing the structure we lived under and then enforcing it.
However, it is useful when you are considering a 24/7 TPE relationship, which we are, in understanding how that relationship will be going forward. You see, this journey continues and as it does Master and this girl will need to re-establish the terms under which it sits. We do want some kind of TPE, but probably internal enslavement is not for us.
When this girl became slave to her Master a set of rules were negotiated. Number’s 1 and 2 on the list were as follows (copied from that which was written by Master and agreed by this girl):
- Girl will address her Lord as “Master” or “Lord” or “Sir” at all times.
- Girl will speak in the 3rd person and refer to herself in terms such as “this girl” or “your slut”.