This tool keeps the slave nude or nearly so while others are clothed. This includes partial nudity, clothing which exposes genitalia (which are normally covered) or is transparent/translucent enough that their body can be seen. This can be strictly in private between the Owner and the slave or at times when others are present. The Custom by some Owners of keeping a slave barefoot in the home is also included in this tool. It is a very common and simple yet multifaceted tool that Layers well with many other tools.
The primary usage of this tool is the Owner’s Control over what the slave is allowed to wear plus when and where they may wear something. Consensual slavery is primarily about one person surrendering control of themselves, their body, their time and their activities to another. This is a simple, yet powerful example of this form of control.
Second is the immediate visual distinction between the slave and the free person. In some groups this can be important enough to write clothing restrictions or requirements into their rules for slaves at their meetings and events. The knowledge of this custom is also a factor in the Enforcement and Reinforcement of Control. A slave Collar works in a similar way.
The third use is the exposure of the parts of the slave’s body that most societies keep covered. This is the use of Control, Humbling and/or Humiliation depending on the slave and the circumstances. It can also be stimulating and arousing for the slave at the same time. Being nude around others will have a Sexualization component in some people and that component can be created or modified by a slave being nude.
Fourth, clothing is a symbol of Status. If the Owner or other people are clothed and the slave is not, it marks their status as different and lower. Also, the clothing someone wears often denotes status, wealth or something about the wearer. Without any clothing, all that status is lost. This lowers the slave’s status to themselves and everyone else causing a difference in behavior and attitude. Some groups hold dinners and maybe dances where the Free are fully clothed, sometimes formally clothed and the slaves are all nude with exceptions sometimes for masks and/or shoes.
The fifth use of the tool is barrier removal. Clothing can be a barrier between people. From the type of clothing to its status, it is still something that the slave hides behind and within. When the clothing barrier is removed the slave will open up more to their Owner as one of the main barriers or protections has been removed and psychologically other barriers and defenses are lowered as well.
Sixth and last is that it insures the slave’s body is completely accessible to their Owner. When physical accessibility is no longer under the slave’s control, it deepens and reinforces the lack of personal control and the control of someone over them including the parts which normally they would be the only one to control access to. This is especially true when their Owner takes frequent advantage of that accessibility.
I have found that slaves who are kept continuously nude for several days lose much of their body modesty by the second or third day and in that setting effectively all of it by the end of the first week. It gets to the point where it seems strange to them when they are allowed or required to wear clothing again. This body modesty will reappear to some extent depending on setting but in all cases, the longer they are nude even in one setting such as the home, the easier it will be for them to be nude or partially nude in other settings and situations.
Nudity can also be used as part of Rituals or a Transition point between the world and the home where the slave must act and be free in many ways outside the home and returns to being a slave full time once more when home. Effectively they shed the outside world with their clothing as part of a Ritual after coming home to reaffirm their status as a slave. Many people have found this to be an effective reinforcement.
Some people require nudity of their slaves all the time or some of the time. However, there are those that do not because some are very much into leather or Fetish clothing. Since clothing is a fetish for some, they use certain types of clothing as a requirement for their slaves and that is okay. While nudity is a very popular tool, it is not necessary in training or reinforcing enslavement. An Owner chooses the best tools that fits their lifestyle, fetishes and desires. Judgment should not be used when noting how someone else trains their slave using this tool. There should be the understanding that “to each their own” is a valid philosophy in consensual enslavement.
27 September 2018
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