I've reviewed protocol based books here before but this one is far more unique than those read previously.
Protocolsisn't just a book about protocols, it's a handbook written from one Dominant to his slave. These are the actual orders and behaviors he expects out of his slave. While it reads like a handbook you can glean lots of wonderful information about leather lifestyle and his higher protocol experience.
Protocols is written by Robert J Rubel. He has written several good resources for the BDSM library such as Master/slave relations, Protocols for the Leather Slave and several others. This one is no different. The depth of the details and information brings you so intensely into his life and the life of leather that I ended the book wanting more.
The first part of the book is an introduction into leather lifestyles, various forms of D/s relationships and how the lifestyle has developed to what it is for him. If you aren't familiar with the Leather Lifestyle this book is an eye-opener.
In the second part of the book he details proper dress, attitude and behavior of his slave. He shares a centering ritual that I find to be quite beautiful in its simplicity. There are several chapters about protocol dinner parties and how to serve at the table. If you have been looking for something to reference in relation to this, I highly recommend this book.
While this book can be read by a novice submissive I feel that it can overwhelm the inexperienced rather quickly. Everything detailed here does not happen in every relationship. My Master and I have different protocol ideas but the ones in this book are a beautiful dance between the two involved.
- lunaKM's rating: 9/10
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: The Nazca Plains Corporation; 2nd edition (April 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1887895124
- ISBN-13: 978-1887895125
- Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
- Buy Protocols: Handbook for the female slave