From Submissive Journal Prompts:

How do you feel about the idea of ‘breaking a slave’?

For me, the idea of breaking a slave goes against the natural progression of a submissive/slave. I perceive it as a forced breakdown of someone’s own will, their own attitude and sometimes their own thought process.

What generally results is a blank canvas upon which the Master can apply behaviors, attitudes and reactions that would please them. In many broken slave cases I’ve read about; the submissive/slave doesn’t even remember how to think for themselves anymore. They have no dependence, they have no limits where they used to have limits and in very rare cases I’ve seen fear of the unknown where things once were known.

I really don’t like the idea of training just to break a slave into their base role. It can be very damaging to the person emotionally and mentally. You could wind up with someone that is no where near the person you started with. Do they then get discarded?

I guess it boils down to the fact that I don’t like people to be treated as chattel. We are human beings and while playing as animals or temporary treatment as animals can be beneficial to a D/s dynamic I don’t see it improving a person’s life to be treated such all the time.

Now I’ve seen and read about submissives and slaves that consider themselves broken but I see them in a different view. They have willingly become powerfully subservient, brainwashed (for lack of a better word), and live solely for the rule of the Master of the house. I find these relationships challenging and hard yet beautiful and very moving. It’s like these people move as one person. I don’t believe that the process has hurt the persons involved.

My choice would be to keep the submissive intact and work other ways into stopping or changing behaviors that are not appreciated. I know my Master is very good at working into my mind and helping me change my attitude and behavior.

For example I used to be a very nosy gossip. I loved a juicy rumor and would have no problem spreading it around where ever I could. Master found that very distasteful and worked it out of me. I’m now a better person because of it.

I am not broken, I really don’t like the idea of breaking a slave, but I can’t say that those that are, are any worse off (when successful).