O&P website and blog,
are where most of my new writing on M/s appears. The IE website will stay
online indefinitely to host the IE Essays and lili's writings.
About Internal Enslavement
Internal Enslavement ("IE")
aims to develop practical techniques which use detailed
examination of a
female slave's thoughts, emotions and past experiences to establish and
solid and inescapable state of ownership. In doing this, we wish to cut
through the vague concept of "Slave Training" popular in BDSM
fiction and websites.
The Internal Enslavement project began in the spring of 1999 under the name
Internal Slave Development, with the intention of combining knowledge of
Total Power Exchange relationships,
with concepts from mainstream Psychology. Many of the ideas of IE where
first discussed on the Enslavement mailing list on OneList / Yahoo.
The old What's New page chronicles the growth
of the site from 1999 to 2002. After "hibernating" during 2003,
the site moved to a news weblog format in 2004 and updates are now
listed on the main news blog.
Internal Enslavement is now based on three main pillars: the Theory of
Psychological Reactance, Transactional Analysis and Evolutionary Psychology.
The Reactance model is a powerful way of understanding how humans cope with
restrictions being placed on their freedom. The theory makes concrete
predictions about the ways in which a slave will react as her freedoms are
stripped away, and this allows her Master to better understand and manage her
progressive enslavement. Acknowledging the existence of Reactance is one of
the main distinguishing features of IE compared to some other schools of
Master/slave relationship, which see anything other than unquestioning
obedience as proof of unsuitability as a slave.
Transactional Analysis is used by IE as a theory of personality, and as way
of understanding some negative behaviour patterns which may need to be
removed during Enslavement. Transactional Analysis also provides some other
useful concepts which have been adapted for IE, including the Stroke Economy
- which gave rise to our description of the Dominance Economy.
Evolutionary Psychology has emerged during the 1990's as an important source
of new ways at looking at a variety of problems in social psychology. It
remains extremely controversial, since it strikes at the heart of the
1960's Social Science dogma: Evolutionary Psychology argues for the existence
of human nature,
denying that humans are blank slates on which arbitrary behaviour
patterns can be written by society. We believe many of the conclusions of
Evolutionary Psychology are highly relevant to understanding gender-specific
interactions of Masters and female slaves during Enslavement.
In exploring the words on this site, the best starting points are the
IE FAQ and Glossary.
More details are given in the Essays (about 50,000
words in total.)