Regarding IT related Protocols:
Protocols are needed for predetermined understandings for communications. Though it helps the harmony and smooth functioning of a system, such.
This is an interesting way of wording that still applies to the functioning of any other system, be it BDSM, Military service, or other strictly arranged systems.
Protocol has several different meanings, all connected to the idea of guidelines or procedures to follow. It is used mostly in formal or academic language.The most common meaning of protocol is “a system of rules that explain the correct conduct and procedures to be followed in formal situations,” as in these example sentences:
The soldier's actions constituted a breach of military protocol.
They did not follow the proper diplomatic protocols.
What is the proper protocol for rejecting a job offer?
Protocol can also mean “a plan for a scientific experiment or for medical treatment,” as in:
an experimental protocol
a simplified treatment protocol
In the BDSM world protocol is often used to explain how we treat one another. In a BDSM relationship, it is during the forming of the relationship that the submissive will be guided and trained into the proper protocol for that relationship. The protocols he learns in one relationship may not transfer to another relationship, however, his previous training in protocols at all is always a good sign. This can signal to the Domina that he has experience, he takes note of what women want, he takes pleasure in pleasing you, he is easy or at least viable to be trained. It is not faux pas to offer previous protocols to a new Domina, on the contrary it can be a very flirty gesture like a well trained dog doing a very particular trick. If you don't think Ladies were getting excited watching My well trained slaves serve Me champagne from a silver tray to My EXACT specifications, with grace and practice, you would be sadly mistaken.
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