Friday, October 27, 2017

Comparative Sitting Positions

The following picture illustrates the basic sitting position for an odalisque under Code d' Odalisque. It is sometimes called "Second Position" or "Lelune" meaning "like a crescent moon" referring to the curve of the woman's back. Notice that her hands are on her knees, fingers outstretched. Her eyes are looking at her fingers.

This position is usually used for instruction purposes or while the slave is waiting. The slave is silent and still.

Compare the Code d' Ode position "Lelune" to the following picture. It illustrates the basic sitting position for female slaves in Gorean slavery. By extension it is commonly used in slave play throughout the BDSM sub-culture. The slave sits on her haunches. Note the position of the hands; on the thighs, palms upwards.

This Gorean position is not used in odalisque slavery. Code d' Odalisque includes a complete system of distinct slave positions. "Lelune" is position two. Slaves who serve under Code d' Odalisque should be instructed and trained in the appropriate slave positions. Perfecting some of these positions is an art form of elegance. Other positions are for sexual access or sexual display.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Beyond Bondage

My wife and I like to play Master/odalisque roles on the weekend. Do you have ideas about what we can do beyond her running around naked and lots of bondage sex?

Master/odalisque play is a platform for sexual creativity. The Master uses his odalisque for the exploration of fantasy – the motive force of odalisque play is fantasy projection. Invariably, this means extending play beyond the physical to the psychological. There is more to making a woman into an odalisque than just tying her up for bondage sex. It is necessary to extend the bondage to her psychology, to take her deeper into the odalisque role. If she is naturally submissive, this is a good start. Then it is time to use creative slave play to take her to deeper levels of sexual submission.

This means giving an emphasis to the theme of cockworship. An odalisque is not just submissive. Her submission takes the form of cockworship. And the way she worships cock is – naturally enough – by identifying herself as an object of cock lust, which is to say identifying herself as *cunt*. Her mantra must be: I am my Master’s cunt. Tying her up is the first step. The next crucial step, though, is shaping her psychology until she feels herself to be, believes herself to be, identifies herself as, her Master’s cunt. Having tied up her body, we now turn to her mind. This is where odalisque play goes beyond just nakedness and bondage. It goes to cultivating a ‘cunt psychology’ in the slave, which is to say – at the same time – cockworship. The slave is to worship cock and she does this by being cunt. In practice, you need to think of creative ways to achieve this and build such exercises and games into your weekend of fun. Quite a lot can be achieved in a weekend session if you apply yourself to it.

Cockworship. Why not add some ritual elements to your weekend play? You might use a ‘herm’ – that is, a large phallic object used as a focus for devotion. Devise rituals in which the slave worships a phallic object.

Set the slave some intellectual chores that turn her mind to cockworship. Tell her, for instance, that she is to search the internet for a picture of her favorite cock. She must find a picture of the cock she thinks is the most beautiful and arousing. Then she must present the picture to her Master and tell him why she loves this cock.

Begging. Make the slave beg for cock. Push her further and further into begging. Groveling. Pleading. Begging. Debasement.

Erotic dance. Make sessions of erotic dance part of the weekend play. It supplements bondage. Bondage is restriction. Dance is ecstatic movement. Make the slave dance in wild free form before or after bondage. Make her dance like this and at the same time chant “I am my Master’s cunt!”

Restrict the slave’s speech – and by extension her thinking processes – by making her say over and over the mantra ‘I am my Master’s cunt!’ (or similar). (You could set a rule that this is all she is allowed to say for the entire weekend.)

Make the slave spread her legs while chanting ‘I am my Master’s cunt’. Make her identify herself with her mool. Cultivate a ‘cunt psychology’ in her. Again: it is by being CUNT that she worships COCK.

Plying. Restriction, repetition, debasement etc. can all be used to instill cockworship and cunt psychology in a willing slave. You can also use plying – that is, administer wine or other inebriants at the right dose to assist the slave moving easily into deeper levels of submission.

The objective is to fill her mind with the simple facts of COCK and CUNT. Simplify her. Do not let her have complex thoughts. Let the entire weekend be a lesson in how she must worship cock and how she can do this by making herself her Master’s cunt.

In short, beyond bondage, apply mind games to your slave. Simplify her thinking processes and her desires down to the single desire to serve and worship cock through deep sexual submission. Make her cock obsessed. There are many methods that might be applied to this. The task of the Slavekeeper is to apply methods creatively to bring the slavewoman to fuller modes of surrender.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Economic Security

We live in increasingly uncertain times. Automation is evaporating our jobs and at the same time our welfare networks are getting thinner and less reliable. There is a growing number of homeless and destitute people. There is a widening gulf between rich and poor. Work is being casualized - more and more people can only find part-time employment, if at all.

In these circumstances it is a sad fact that an increasing number of young women are looking to prostitution as a way of making a living. It pays alright per hour, perhaps, but it is a lifestyle that entails any number of dangers and disadvantages. There are pimps and police to contend with for a start, then there is exposure to bad characters, disease, drugs and so on. It may be better than starving, but it is not a glamorous life.

The odalisque's lifestyle offers itself as another alternative. An odalisque is a dedicated sexual submissive, a slave who consents to be owned by a Master. Like the whore, her duties are sexual - the sexual enjoyment of men. But unlike the whore she is not for hire and her Master is bound to keep good care of her and to provide for all her needs. She is not an object in a callous and cutthroat market. Her status as "slave" means that she is dedicated to her purpose - she is kept and protected, preserved from hardship and toil, shielded from the ugliness and dangers of whoredom. An odalisque is not a work slave. She is kept for sex. Her Master provides for her as she serves his bed.

Assuredly, this is not a lifestyle for every woman, but - under Code d' Odalisque - it is another possibility. The motto 'Kept for Sex' says it all. The odalisque is kept - she has economic security. Her Master provides for all her needs. She doesn't have to pay rent or work a job. Her role is sexual. Her only duty is to offer herself as a willing, submissive slave for the sexual enjoyment of her Master. In this, her life is regulated by the protocols and rules of the Code. For women who enjoy sex, who like being used, life under the right Master can be secure and fulfilling.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Mottos of the Code - simple principles

You can learn many of the central principles and practices of Code d’ Odalisque through various “mottos” which are often used. Despite Code d’ Ode being a complete set of rules and etiquette, Code play is simple. It can be reduced to some simple key phrases.

Kept for Sex

An odalisque is a specialised slave who is kept exclusively for sexual use.

Fathomless lust. Perfect Obedience.

The objective of Slavetraining is to produce a cockslave characterized by these contrasting qualities: unbounded lust and perfect control.

Man is her Master. Cock is her god.

A Slavekeeper is not a god. An odalisque worships cock, not man. Man is her Master. Cock is her god. This motto explains the Code's approach to phallic worship.

Her tongue is never free.

An odalisque must observe a code of silence regarding her captivity at all times. In active play her Keeper controls her speech. She is never at liberty to discuss her slavery with others (except her Overmistress).

J'adore le phallus.

The French motto of the cock slave - I adore the phallus!

Protect. Nurture. Enjoy.

This motto explains the male attitude to the female under the Code. The man's duty is to protect the female, nurture her and enjoy her.

Consent. Legality. Safety.

This motto is required at the foot of licit contracts. All players are bound by these three things - consensual play, legal play, safe play - at all times.

Her nakedness is her leash.

The Slavekeeper controls a slave's clothing. She is kept captive by being kept naked and barefoot. 

Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Gorean Slavery

Code d’ Odalisque is a complete system of consensual erotic slavery. The other modern system popular in BDSM sub-culture is known as “Gorean” or the “Gor” system. This is based upon the fictional works of John Norman, pseudonym of the philosopher Professor John Frederick Lange Jr. Beginning in the 1970s, and drawing upon the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Professor Lange has used fantasy fiction novels to illustrate his philosophy of “ethical naturalism”. From the 1980s onwards groups of people have translated the life described in this male adventure fantasy fiction into a real life sub-culture.

The novels describe a detailed system of slavery in which males are naturally Masters over women. The Gorean system is extracted from the novels. Goreans enact the slave system described in the novels. The system evokes a world of hunter/warriors – the noble barbarian – who, by virtue of his strength, is a Master over female slaves called “kajira”. The philosophy and ethics of the Gor system is Neitzchean – the refinement and nobility of power. A modern primitivism.

Gor is a beautiful system and it suits a certain temperament. There are many points on which it resembles Code d’ Odalisque. Both systems are male dom/ fem sub, for instance. But Code d’ O is a different system that draws upon different inspiration. The underlying philosophy might be described as “enlightened hedonism”, and it appeals to historical models from a later era. Gor takes its aesthetics from the European barbarian era. Code d’ O looks to the more sophisticated, urban slavery of the orient, up to and including the Ottoman Empire.

There is no quarrel or competition between Gor and Code d’ Ode. The systems appeal to different types of people. But it is useful to appreciate the differences between the systems. It helps to compare Gor and Code d’ Ode. The distinctive features of Code d’ Ode are better understood by comparing it to the Gorean system. Gor is tribal, primitivist, glorifying the ‘Order of Nature’ and offers an implicit critique of modern abstraction and alienation. Code d’ Ode is from a later phase of civilization. It is the slavery of the urban sophisticate, bourgeois decadence. This is why, for example, it takes the form of a quasi-legal codification. In this phase of history slavery is regulated to the life of the literate urban trader, a structured corporate world of contracts and rules. Gor is a system for the alpha male. Code d’ Ode is not rooted in such naturalism. It is a system – an indulgence - for educated, successful urban gentlemen.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Qualities of a Slavekeeper

To be a successful Keeper of an odalisque a man needs certain qualities. One does not need to be a “Dom” in the technical sense and nor does one need a lot of experience in the Master/slave or dominant/submissive lifestyle, but there are certain traits that are essential. Not every man can be a Slavekeeper, anymore than every woman can be an odalisque. It requires aptitude and the right approach. Unfortunately, experience has shown that the necessary qualities are often in short supply in the modern man. It is often easier to find a woman suited to the odalisque role than it is to find a man suited to be a Slavemaster. Here are some of the key qualities that a man needs if he is to consider owning an odalisque:


A Slavekeeper needs to be sane and stable. It is a sad fact that many guys who trawl the BDSM scene are neither. Guys who have a history of mental illness and related disorders such as delusions of grandeur are disqualified.


A Slavekeeper must be able to hold his peace. Guys with short tempers or who are prone to bouts of anger or violence are disqualified. A Keeper must have a deep and lasting commitment to the principle of peace in personal relations. Guys with a history of domestic violence don't make the grade.


A Slavekeeper is necessarily a sexual man. He loves sex, needs sex, enjoys sex. He is a phallic being. He must have a deep, wholesome love of sex, and heterosexual sex in particular. Neurotic guys who have serious sexual hang-ups or guys who are repressed homosexuals are disqualified. One owns an odalisque for sexual fulfilment and for no other reason. Guys who are motivated by power rather than sex are disqualified.


A Slavekeeper must love women. They must enjoy females and the company of females and have a deep respect for the feminine. Macho guys, women-haters and “men's men” are disqualified. 


A Slavekeeper must be mature and sensible and have insights into himself. He must have seen a bit of life and know how to behave responsibly and appropriately. Immature fools, loudmouths, jack-asses and dickheads are disqualified. 


A Slavekeeper must be generous of nature in all departments of life. He is a generous friend to his friends and is always ready to put others ahead of himself. Selfishness and mean-spiritedness disqualify a man from the Keepers role. 


A Slavekeeper must be patient. He is not easily frustrated. He sets clear goals and works towards them in a steady manner. Impatience is a sure sign that a guy is not suitable for the Keepers role.


A Slavekeeper must be chivalrous and courteous. He is well-mannered, polite and behaves in a gallant and respectful manner towards women. Guys who are coarse, loud, abusive or rough are disqualified.


A Slavekeeper must have a degree of refinement. He has refined tastes. Guys who are all beer, pool and football are unlikely to make good Slavekeepers under Code d' Odalisque. These things are fine in themselves but a Slavekeeper needs a broader and more nuanced range of interests and appreciates some of the finer things in life as well.

This list is not exhaustive, but it does provide a sketch of the traits that are essential. There are other styles of slave play (such as Gorean) for other types of men. Code d' Ode is designed more for the urbane, sophisticated gentleman than for the Conan-the-barbarian type. Read through the above list again and ask yourself honestly - “Is keeping an odalisque really for me?”

Monday, December 19, 2016

Power Exchange in Code d' Odalisque

Question: How is Code d’ Ode different to the rest of BDSM?

Answer: It is part of BDSM, by any definition, but it is a distinct system of consensual slavery. It is different and distinct in many ways. For example, it does nopt include sado-masochism and it is not based – first and foremost - on “power exchange”. It is not about “power exchange”, as such.

Question: Isn’t all consensual slavery about power exchange? Person A surrenders power to Person B. So Code d’ Ode is no different, is it?

Answer: That is true. By definition slavery is a power exchange. Necessarily so. So there is power exchange, of course. But in Code d’ Ode, power exchange is not the point of or the focus of play. It is about pleasure, not power. There is an exchange of power in order to facilitate pleasure and the pursuit of pleasure. The real dynamic is “fantasy projection” – the sharing of sexual fantasy. Power itself is not the enjoyment. And in that regard Code d’ Ode is different to much of what we might call mainstream BDSM, which is about power exchange. People enjoy power. People get off on power. But Code d’ Ode is not about the enjoyment of power – not primarily.

This follows from Code d’ Ode being non-violent, hedonistic and non-sado-masochistic. Because violence, inflicting pain, sado-masochism – these are about power. Power exchange – where it is an end in itself – naturally extends to that exercise of power we call violence. In BDSM people explore power exchange, including dabbling in controlled and consensual violence. Spanking, whipping, torture – these things are about power, obviously. The thrill is in the power. The thrill of wielding it and the thrill of surrendering it. This is why some people argue that BDSM is not essentially sexual. It is not about sex. It is about power.

Play in Code d’ Ode is not primarily about power. Of course, there is power exchange. The slave surrenders power and the Slavekeeper wields it. And that may be enjoyable in itself, but it is not thrill of it. Power exchange – slave to Master – is only a function necessary to the main game: the pursuit of sexual pleasure and sexual exploration. Code d’ Odalisque is hedonistic. It is not about power. It is about pleasure. It is about sex. It uses power – of course. But it is about pleasure. There is the pleasure of power too – we do not deny it! But the focus is upon sexual pleasure and sexual fantasy.

The exact psychology of Code d’ Odalisque is as follows:

Power exchange facilitates fantasy projection. Person A surrenders power to Person B so that fantasy projection may occur. Power exchange is not an end in itself. Power exchange is not the thrill. The thrill is fantasy projection.

That is different than in most BDSM.

Fantasy projection is a different modus operandi. It involves the projection of sexual fantasy – a sexual energy – between Master and slave. There is power exchange, yes, but only in order to allow a situation in which fantasy projection can occur. This is where the female slave becomes an “image” (simulacra) of her Master’s inner “fantasy female”.

Another consequence of this is summed up in the slogan ‘Man is her Master. Cock is her god.’ The slave in Code d’ Odalisque is not centred upon the personality of her Master. She is a sex slave. Cock is her god. In standard BDSM slave-play the slave will often be consumed by the dominant personality of her Master. He will be regarded like a demigod. The slave worships her Master. This is because of the power exchange between them. There is a concentration of power in the Master; he becomes a little god, a guru.

Code d’ Ode has a different emphasis. The odalisque is phallocentric. She obeys her Master, but it is cock she worships. It is an important distinction. There are no personality cults in Code d’ Odalisque. The slave is less wrapped up in the personality of her Master. Her surrender, finally, is to cock, not to him. Accordingly, a Slavemaster in Code d’ Ode need not be an alpha-male with a powerful personality. He need not embody authority and power in himself. Code d’ Ode does not empower the Slavemaster to the same degree as much BDSM power exchange. There is limited power exchange. Beyond that the dynamics of Code d’ Ode is through the projection of sexual fantasy.

The distinction is plain in practice: In “power exchange” a woman will enjoy being tied up and the Master will enjoy tying her up. That is the point of the play. Often there is no sex involved. Often the bondage will extend to controlled violence – paddling, spanking, whipping. All “power exchange”.

In Code d’ Ode, while the tying up might be enjoyable in itself, it is really just a preparation for the main event: the sexual enjoyment of the bound slave. The emphasis is on the sex, not on the bondage. Power exchange is not an end in itself.