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A Question If I May

Say i am in a group setting out some wheres,or even here.What is the proper
way as a submissive to address others?
Thank You in advance!

The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 6 Responses Jul 24, 2012

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Search deep down inside of yourself. How would you greet anyone in a social setting? <br />
You have to learn to do what is comfortable for you or as it has been said over and over again "Treat others as you would expect to be treated." You know that is with respect and dignity.<br />
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If you are playing the role (of the sub) then you will know the appropriate response to your Dom.

Thank You for Your answer.Respect comes natural to me so i should be ok in at least this.

it is proper to address others respectfully

Thank you!by the way im a Texan too!

I sorta guessed by that TX on your name LOL! SE TX here :) Just close enough to make LA scared and the Gulf cringe :P

yes theTX kinda says it!DFW here

Hey BabyDavey! Good question! And instead of reading what RR wrote I shall make my comment so it gives her a laugh when she sees this!<br />
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Protocols to how you address others are usually casual up to a point. Essentially the same as they are in any social setting. I have always just found it less stressful to say "Sir" or "Ma'am" when addressing someone. It's a Texas thang... All polite, sugar and spice.<br />
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No one gets Master from me. I don't belong to them and it would be disrespectful to my husband for me to do that. However, there are exceptions to that. I have been introduced to two different gentlemen as Master John and the other as Master Liam. That is what everyone called them. So, being polite, I just avoided speaking to them unless they spoke to me. I had no reason to speak to either, so I did not bother making polite conversation.<br />
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The other exception is on the internet. If that is their user name, then they will get it like MasterDave, Masterofher, etc...<br />
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Essentially, use common sense. Ask if you are not sure. Here on EP everyone is casual. I do tend to attempt a bit more politeness/show of respect with the ones that prove, show or win over my respect. In social setting or small gatherings, ask as well. Always remember that other Dominant's are not your Dominants and many prefer you just call them by their given name or Sir. That has been my experience thus far.<br />
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Now I shall go read RR's! LOL!

Ya know.... my notifications arent working and my feed is messed up so I am lucky I caught this.... yes I DID laugh. I do love Texas manners!

Thank You so much!

Aww you are welcome. Keep in mind some people are more formal and it may differ with varying protocols :-)

Hi babydave... that's a great question. It can vary depending on the formality, occasion and what your Dom/Domme expects and prefers. It can vary too if you are meeting someone in a vanilla or D/s atmosphere where discretion needs to be used. “Sir” or “Ma’am” is appropriate and respectful but sometimes not possible in public for obvious reasons ;-) "Master" or "Mistress" is usually only used by a sub to her/his Dom/Domme as those titles are not given lightly.<br />
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For conversing here on EP, (which is very casual compared to other places online) if I initiate contact with a Dom, I generally greet them by their UserID i.e. "Hello Dom123" and let their response set the tone. For what it is worth, almost all Doms who have contacted me on EP have not requested that I call them Sir, but by their name or UserID.