- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Nazca Plains Corp (2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1887895639
- ISBN-13: 978-1887895637
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,665 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Master/Slave Relations Paperback – 2007
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Where Dr. Rubel excels here is in the details. He has a background as a financial CEO, and it shows. Protocol is the greatest part of Dr. Rubel's definition to Master/slave relationships, and references to manners and etiquette are liberally used. Also frequently placed throughout "Master/slave Relations" are fragments of commentary attributed to well known Master and slave individuals, allowing for additional gravitas from outside sources. This is no "whip'em into shape" handbook. "Master/slave Relations" aims to mold more than pulverize. It should be emphasized that one of the words in the book's title is "practice."
Referring back to Dr. Rubel's financial background, within the book's first 50 pages, he asks of the reader "How much are you willing to pay to get what you want?" He is not just posing this question financially (although financial responsibility does play a great role), but what are you - and by extension, your slave - willing to expand outside your pre-defined ideas of what you already have? His answers are structured and never glib, in fact, he uses several examples from the relationships in his life to punctuate his thoughts.
Even more important is Dr. Rubels' thoughts on the dynamics of the relationship.Read more ›
Regarding the seemingly endless section about the dinner parties: if you don't have dinner parties, mentally substitute something that you find too time consuming to do yourself, but that you'd love to have someone else take care of for you. Preparing for and attending an Society of Creative Anachronism event? Tending to your artistic space? Buying produce? Tending to your feet? Really, anything truly nitpicky that you want done a certain way -- that section shows you how to give step-by-step detail in writing that a slave or submissive can refer to as they're doing the task.
Other tasks have detail given their importance TO THE AUTHOR. If there are things that the dominant / owner / daddy/ master (hereby known as the grand poobah, because I'm getting sick of typing all that) wants to do themselves, then they either get to specify that those actions are off limits unless specifically mentioned, or don't list them at all. Cleaning? What can be touched, and what should be left alone? How often? Spring cleaning? Seasonal changes, visits, decorations, etc? Who drives?Read more ›
Rubel never loses sight of the fact that an M/s relationship is, first and foremost, a relationship: a consensual relationship between two (or more) adult human beings of equal value. Like any relationship, it needs to be entered after careful consideration, on the basis of compatible personalities and shared goals. It needs to be nurtured through clear communication and thoughtful listening on both sides. Sometimes it needs to be re-evaluated and re-focused.Read more ›
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Love all his books. very thorough and has some humor to keep in interesting. Also very informative and resourceful.Published 8 months ago by Amethystm628
Amazing book! A must read for anyone interested in the kink life.Published 17 months ago by Brandon Inman
has good sections on both people who are looking for slaves and those who already have them. I liked it, i read twice :)Published on May 24, 2014 by alicia raines
This is a good read for both a Master/Mistress and his/her slave. It's a good framework for establishing a unique structure for each relationship. Read morePublished on June 5, 2013 by Raymond Mosley
For anyone interested in M/s or D/s relationships, I highly recommend this book! It helped me to understand what I needed to do to help our PTR grow and to identify where W/we... Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by MsHeim