refers to rules and behaviors that establish and enforce a hierarchy between partners in a dynamic. For example, a submissive may be unable to sit in certain areas and must refer to their partner by a title such as “Your Grace,” “Sir,” “Mistress,” or other honorific.
Common Practices & Experiences
- Use of honorifics or titles
- Ritualized practices, either physical or linguistic
- Consequences when a protocol is ignored
- Varying degrees of formality
Kyle prefers to be referred to in-scene as “Chef”