Our Definition

A dominant party who has control over a slave in a consensual master-slave dynamic. Often, not always, practice 24/7 total power exchange with a submissive slave. Not all dominants who prefer these forms of address engage in total power exchange or the master-slave dynamic.

Real Life Examples

Ursula wants a continuous power exchange dynamic wherein she has total authority over her submissive partner. 

Orson prefers “master” as a term of address but is in a continuous limited dynamic with his pet. 

Common Practices &


Everyone is different! You'll see this repeated throughout our website and glossary. Common practices and experiences for Masters/Mistresses/Mxtrixes include, but certainly aren't limited to:

  • Being involved in, or desiring a continuous power exchange dynamic.
  • Enjoying the trappings of total power exchange either in-scene or as a continuous dynamic.
  • Preferring partners who identify as slaves or lifestyle submissives.

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Of course we don't speak for everyone! If you feel we are missing additional info, context, facts, history, or data, please email us and let us know!

While we can't promise every suggestion will make it, we'll always be working to keep this glossary thorough and inclusive!