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#14   + (58) - [X]

Tagged: service, reward

Do not be like servants who serve their masters expecting to receive a reward; be rather like servants who serve their master unconditionally, with no thought of reward. -- Antigonus of Sokho

#202   + (1) - [X]

Tagged: slavery, path, crawling

The path to slavery is so narrow that two cannot walk upon it at the same time, hence why the slave must crawl behind. -- Unknown

#118   + (84) - [X]

Tagged: oral sex, intimacy

I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce. -- J. Edgar Hoover

#163   + (-47) - [X]

Tagged: life, journey, destiny

The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being. -- Dag Hammarskjold

#218   + (23) - [X]

Tagged: submission, woman, strength

The true strength of a woman is not measured by her compliance to
being shackled to a bed that becomes a fortress of solitude, but her
willingness to submit her very heart and very soul. -- Ron

#143   + (5) - [X]

Tagged: master, fidelity, oath

When Abraham asked Eliezer to swear fidelity, he told him to "place your hand upon my thigh." This was an ancient custom, not some bizarre kink of Abraham's. When taking an oath to a Master, a slave would place his hand upon the Master's thigh near the testicles. Then he would swear to honor his Master's will. -- Master Alan

#69   + (64) - [X]

Tagged: discipline, suffer, pain

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. -- Jim Rohn

#188   + (119) - [X]

Tagged: responsibility, control, trust, worth

To have someone give you control of their bodies and minds,
to be entrusted with the responsibility to take care of them,
to have someone willing to suffer for you,
to forsake pride and dignity to please you...
what other gift in this world can possibility equate to that?
And more importantly, what makes you worthy to receive it? -- Anonymous

#88   + (94) - [X]

Tagged: desire, woman, man, want

When I am dead, you'll find it hard, says he
To ever find another like me.
What makes you think, as I suppose you do,
I'll ever want another man like you? -- Eugene T. Ware

#45   + (40) - [X]

Tagged: suffer

Always make the audience suffer as much as possible. -- Alfred Hitchcock

#149   + (61) - [X]

Tagged: pleasure, surrender, violence

One must do violence to the object of one's desire; when it surrenders, the pleasure is greater. -- Marquis De Sade

#200   + (26) - [X]

Tagged: master, slave, centered

How does a master center a slave? Being centered is a Zen term that means a person is balanced, calm, healthy, peaceful, grounded, nourished. Some might see it as a relaxed state, one of calm, creative, full of the realization of being well-off, in communion with one's self and one's environment… How does a master center a slave? He does it by creating, with his slave, a right relationship, that is, one in which each is free to be him or herself; one with openness, honesty, and clarity of purpose. Centering comes from having a clear focus, mutual support, encouragement, and purpose. -- Jack Rinella

#122   + (2) - [X]

Tagged: sex, orgasm, penetration

The moment of greatest significance in love-making is not the moment of orgasm. It is rather the moment of entrance, the moment of penetration... This is the moment that shakes us, that has within it the great wonder, tremendous and tremulous as it may be- or disappointing and despairing, which says the same thing from the opposite point of view. -- Rollo May

#148   + (10) - [X]

Tagged: nature, crime

It is certainly no crime to depict the bizarre ideas that nature inspires. -- Marquis De Sade

#216   + (10) - [X]

Tagged: love, voice, silence

Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away; and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart. -- Robert Sexton

#138   + (39) - [X]

Tagged: service, life

What is my life if I am no longer useful to others. -- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

#65   + (89) - [X]

Tagged: submission, power, mercy

I want to put myself absolutely at your mercy for good or evil without any condition, without any limit to your power. -- Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

#220   + (15) - [X]

Tagged: tea, happiness

Tea! thou soft, thou sober, sage, and venerable liquid,... thou female tongue-running, smile-smoothing, heart-opening, wind-tippling cordial, to whose glorious insipidity I owe the happiest moment of my life, let me fall prostrate.  -- ~Colley Cibber, Lady's Last Stake

#35   + (64) - [X]

Tagged: pleasure

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. -- Jane Austen

#52   + (18) - [X]

Tagged: flogging, pleasure

Ultimately, the purpose of a flogging is to inflict pleasure. -- Mitch Kessler

#150   + (87) - [X]

Tagged: pleasure, degradatioin, delight

The degradation which characterizes the state into which you plunge him by punishing him pleases, amuses, and delights him. Deep down he enjoys having gone so far as to deserve being treated in such a way. -- Marquis De Sade

#128   + (11) - [X]

Tagged: woman, protection, man, equal

Woman was created from Man's rib; Not made from His head to top Him; Nor from His feet to be trampled; But from His side to be His equal, Under His arm to be protected, And near His heart to be loved. -- Unknown

#135   + (0) - [X]

Tagged: submission, slavery

Submissives need to be told what to do. Slaves need to do what they are told. -- Unknown

#170   + (63) - [X]

Tagged: surrender

Self-conquest is really self-surrender. Yet before we can surrender ourselves we must become ourselves. For no one can give up what he does not possess. -- Thomas Merton

#13   + (36) - [X]

Tagged: dominance, submission, will

Submission depends on the individual's ability to align his will with that of the dominant and use his intelligence to fulfill her wishes gracefully and efficiently. -- Christina Abernathy

#112   + (-20) - [X]

Tagged: kissing

Some women blush when they are kissed; some call for the police; some swear; some bite; but the worst are those who laugh. -- Anonymous

#211   + (38) - [X]

Tagged: submission, power, humility

Submission can actually engender power: realizing that you have something to give, and that you are capable of mastering your own will to give it up the way your top wants it instead of the way you think S/He should want it, can inspire pride: not the false pride of an inflated ego, but the true pride that, like humility, comes from knowing the depths of your self. -- William Henkin

#214   + (47) - [X]

Tagged: torture, pleasure, body

The body is both a pleasure palace and a torture chamber. -- Charles Levin

#75   + (45) - [X]

Tagged: fear

Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past me I will turn to see fear's path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. -- Frank Herbert

#103   + (123) - [X]

Tagged: proverb, flesh

The flesh is aye fairest that's farthest from the bone. -- Scottish Proverb

#78   + (90) - [X]

Tagged: speech, service, heart, compassion

A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity. -- Buddha

#156   + (42) - [X]

Tagged: sexuality

Sexuality is not a leisure or part-time activity. It is a way of being. -- Alexander Lowen

#187   + (-8) - [X]

Tagged: service, life, worth

Only a life lived in the service to others is worth living. -- Albert Einstein

#46   + (6) - [X]

Tagged: stars, desires

Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires. -- William Shakespeare

#221   + (30) - [X]

Tagged: erotic

We tend to think of the erotic as an easy, tantalizing sexual arousal. I speak of the erotic as the deepest life force, a force which moves us toward living in a fundamental way. -- Audre Lorde

#171   + (-6) - [X]

Tagged: love, sensation, masochist

The Masochist desires to experience stronger sensations, but desires that it should be inflicted with Love. The Sadist desires to inflict stronger sensations, but desires that it should be felt as Love. -- Unknown

#158   + (86) - [X]

Tagged: master, needs, bottom, slave

Bottoms have appetites that are their own, whereas slaves' needs become the same as those of the Master. -- Guy Baldwin

#203   + (66) - [X]

Tagged: slave, serve, always

The wonder of being a slave, as you put it, isn't that we serve when it suits us but rather that we serve always. -- Unknown

#160   + (76) - [X]

Tagged: dominance, love

Love does not dominate; it cultivates. -- Goethe

#142   + (-27) - [X]

Tagged: thorns, roses

Instead of complaining that rose bushes have thorns, rejoice that thorn bushes bloom. -- Unknown

#17   + (153) - [X]

Tagged: submission, kneeling

There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground. -- Rumi

#80   + (95) - [X]

Tagged: love, service, life, calling

I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. -- Oprah Winfrey

#227   + (11) - [X]

Tagged: love, suffer, understanding

To suffer in love is to completely understand it. 

-- Dr. Justin Hale

#51   + (124) - [X]

Tagged: reality, pain

There was no reality to pain when it left one, though while it held one fast all other realities faded. -- Rachel Field

#23   + (138) - [X]

Tagged: slavery, service

Being your slave, what should I do but tend
Upon the hours and times of your desire?
I have no precious time at all to spend,
Nor services to do till you require. -- William Shakespeare

#1   + (-3) - [X]

Tagged: submission, domination

Submission without domination is when you keep doing what he wants even after he keeps insisting he doesn't want it. Domination without submission is when he keeps telling you to do something and you keep telling him to fuck off. -- Linda

#146   + (82) - [X]

Tagged: d/s, paradox

D/s is filled with similar paradox's. Such as Pain/pleasure. Enslavement/freedom. A circular and connected balance to exist between apparent opposites. -- Master Nik

#167   + (-12) - [X]

Tagged: reality, experience, alive

...what we're seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. -- Joseph Campbell

#67   + (411) - [X]

Tagged: life, heart, surrender, pain

Sometimes what seems like surrender isn't surrender at all. It's about what's going on in our hearts. About seeing clearly the way life is and accepting it and being true to it, whatever the pain, because the pain of not being true to it is far, far greater. -- Nicholas Evans

#84   + (41) - [X]

Tagged: breasts

A full bosom is actually a millstone around a woman's neck... [Breasts] are not parts of a person but lures slung around her neck, to be kneaded and twisted like magic putty, or mumbled and mouthed like lolly ices. -- Germaine Greer

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