Respect, this is a subject I think some people (gender nonspecific) have a fairly POOR understanding of. Respect in this community and life style is something that not only needs to be earned but also respected. It seems a lot of people come on and feel they are "Doms" and therefore they need to respect no one at all. Well I can assure you that through my experiences MOST of those people are inexperienced or just asses. I do understand the need to take charge and treat your sub as a Dom but I believe as much as you need respect as a dom you also need to respect your sub for just that, being a sub. Humiliation and being a slave is a choice and even though they need to be used and abused and treated like shit they should be respected for choosing to be that way. I am not saying to show them respect and say please and thank you but just remember they choose to be your sub or slave so treat them as you wish but as a real dom or master you should also be thankful to have them just don’t let them know it.
As far as respect for the master or Dom. A sub or slave should have ABSOLUTE respect for them. As a sub or slave especially YOU have made the choice to be your master's property and as so you MUST respect them. If you are a sub looking for a Dom you should use respect and reverence when approaching any Dom. Even though you are not their property they still deserve respect if you are a true sub and true to this life style.