“I’m here to serve and please!”
How many times have you heard that slave mantra? I know I’ve said it until my tongue nearly dropped off (and no, that’s not because I was lying through my teeth at the time, but because he makes me say it over and over again.) I’ve also heard other slaves saying it more times than I care to count. But I don’t really get it. I don’t get the whole ‘domestic service’ thing.
In essence, isn’t it just a person being a partner and doing what needs to be done?
I don’t really think that housework needs to be white-washed into ‘slave service’, do you?
I’m guessing at this stage that some people will say, ‘But it’s not all housework! I do other stuff too!’
Well, I do too.
I clean his ears. I cut his hair. I’ve pumiced dead skin off his feet. I’ve dealt with his bodily waste products. Given him back rubs, bum rubs and kissed his ass.
I don’t think any of that qualifies as ‘service’ though. He’s my partner, and I’d do that sort of stuff for him whether he owned me or not.
Is that weird? Do other people not do that sort of stuff for their SOs?
The only situation in which I would call it ‘domestic service’ instead of ‘looking after your partner’ was if you didn’t live with someone and weren’t involved in a co-habitation-type of relationship and you just went to their house to do ‘stuff’ for them without monetary gain. I’d totally label that sort of situation ‘domestic service’. If they were a boy and did that sort of stuff while wearing a maid outfit, I’d go as far as to call that a bona-fide kink.
I just don’t understand how you can call keeping house and cooking & cleaning ‘domestic service’. I’m not discounting the value of housework, I just don’t see how something that would get done anyway, can be glossed up to be ‘service’.
I see ‘service’ as something that you go out of your way to do and that benefits no-one but your owner. I see piss-drinking, mystery shoppers, three-inch butt plugs and all those other irksome things as ‘service’. I see things that your average ‘nilla’ person wouldn’t do as owner service – not growing veggies, baking bread and cleaning tile grout with a toothbrush.
To me, that’s just life.