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The Estate website has gone through several versions during the early 2000s has outlined some of the service training ideas of its authors, Flagg, Soulhuntre and SirC.
The two basic classes are dominants and submissives, with a hierarchy
status between dominants which determines some aspect of submissives'
behaviour towards different dominants.
Dress and symbols
No dress codes are laid down, although wearing a dominant's collar is
used as a symbol of that dominant's authority over the submissive.
Collars are also used figuratively ("worthy of a collar") to represent
the privilege of service.
A protocol for introductions is laid out, based on the status of the participants and also conveying information in their involvement in BDSM.
(This idea of conveying information through the form of introduction is
rather like the Mafia-aware ("connected") and Mafia-member ("made")
protocol described in
Brasco: 'When I introduce you, I'm gonna say, "This is a friend
mine." That means you're a connected guy. Now, if I said instead, "This
is a friend of ours," that would mean you're a made guy. Capiche?')
Flagg gives the following outlines for low, medium and high protocols:
Used in vanilla and informal situations.
For most public BDSM scene environments, and during play scenes.
Normally used for short periods or during longer punishments.
This article is published under the terms of the GFDL. The contributors to this article were: Beardedknight, Tanos
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