Master's Words

Master's Words

Monday, 2 November 2015

Written tasks for a #submissive

What is a Task or assignment?

Tasks or assignments should always have a purpose - to help improve a submissive in a particular way.

This list of six general purposes of a given assignments posted by |X|C|BDSM|, originally taken from a handout at Beyond Leather in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in April of 2013.


For their Growth / Education

  • Reading List
  • Cultural Exposure, such as going to a play or museum
  • Doing something creative, like writing a story or drawing a picture
  • Taking a class or learning a new skill



For your pleasure / benefit (Service Assignments)

  • Chores / errands
  • Purchase a type of clothing the dominant likes
  • Embarrassing or frustrating tasks that the dominant enjoys
  • Four Types of Service Assignments
  • Service that makes you (the dominant) feel good
  • Service that makes you look good
  • Service that unburdens you
  • Service to your goals and ambitions


Conditioning / training

  • Practising service tasks
  • Daily Focus (Posture, presentation, mindfulness, etc)
  • Learning and remembering preferences


To gain information / insight about them

  • Journalling
  • Porn / Fiction – An assignment I often give where the submissive is told to collect fictional D/s stories that arouse them and tell me what they like about each.
  • Questionnaires – such as a BDSM checklist or the Myers-Briggs assessment.
  • Essays – Such as “300 words on what the word ‘slave’ means to you”


Keep them busy / maintain dynamic and structure

  • Chores / errands
  • Scavenger Hunt


Personal Care

  • Exercise
  • Diet
  • Grooming
  • Breaks / Vacation


Examples of good daily tasks:

A few great ones are listed above such as journaling, practicing posture or positions, sticking to a diet, exercising or purchasing a piece of clothing your Top has requested. Here are some more ideas:

  • Daily Check-Ins (Specific Times by text, email, phone, etc)
  • Maintaining respect when addressing the Top.
  • Wearing a collar at specific times or 24/7
  • Completing a submissive/slave workbook/worksheets or written assignments.
  • Asking for preference regarding clothing or wearing what the Top chooses for the bottom. (wear only heels, go commando for two hours during the day, specific lingerie, etc)
  • Meditation or Yoga
  • Self-care (time for you, counseling, trip to the spa, out with friends, etc)
  • Specific Bedtime and/or Wake Up Time (Must in bed by midnight and awake no later than 7 am)
  • Researching a specific BDSM aspect or activity - completing an assignment on research (journal x number of pages, practice, oral report, etc)
  • Reading X amount of pages in a book
  • Financial Responsibility: Given an allowance, In charge of budget,Pay bills
  • Permission to orgasm/masturbate/initiate play or follow specific instructions when doing so.
  • Chores:  Laundry, Lawn Care, Daily Cleaning, House Repair
  • Service Tasks: Preparing a Meal, Specific serving instructions (kneeling, in the nude, as human furniture, etc), Preparing daily drinks (i.e.; coffee/tea in the AM, alcoholic beverage in the PM), Taking care of children, Organizing important dates and functions (meetings, doctor’s appointments, birthdays, etc), Preparing a Meal,Specific serving instructions (kneeling, in the nude, as human furniture, etc), Preparing daily drinks (i.e.; coffee/tea in the AM, alcoholic beverage in the PM), Taking care of children, Organizing important dates and functions (meetings, doctor’s appointments, birthdays, etc)

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