s l a v e...d a v i d...s t e i n

writer  ·  editor  ·  activist  ·  publisher

photo copyright 2015 by Sir Roberto

Since October 29, 2013, i have been in service to Sir Brian F., who then lived in Jersey City, New Jersey, with His non-M/s partner. In July 2014, however, they moved to Eastern Massachusetts near Boston. It's tough not being able to get together more than a few times a year, but Sir and i keep in touch via daily emails and weekly Skype sessions. He oversees my diet and exercise, and from time to time gives me service assignments that call on my skills as a writer, editor, and researcher. He also supports my continuing efforts to help educate gay men and others about ethical Mastery/slavery and safer, more responsible BDSM.

Given my age (67 on July 17, 2015) and state of health, i expect that this will be my last M/s relationship, and i hope that i have finally learned enough from my prior — mostly much shorter — M/s bonds to not screw it up this time! Despite some big stumbles over the past couple of years, i seem now to be able to satisfy Sir Brian most of the time. And even though He is only a little more than half my age, He has earned my deep respect and complete trust. i am extremely grateful to be one of the first members of His leather family, which He calls the Order of the Seekers. Sir Brian is one of the very best Masters i have gotten to know, and it is a privilege, an honor, and a joy to serve Him in any way He requires. Sir, thank You, Sir!

The silver chain and turquoise disc in the photo above, which for a long time was the main photo on this page, were gifts from my Guardian at the time, Master Steve, founder of Butchmanns Inc.. It was Master Steve who helped me rediscover my “heart of slave” after a couple of painfully ended M/s relationships made me feel that i could no longer follow this path. His teaching was that “heart of slave” is innate, and though being collared and owned by a Master fulfills a slave’s nature, it does not create it. So even when i was not in service, i still saw myself as someone who exists in order to serve and whose greatest happiness comes from obedience — despite my ego’s tendency to mount occasional rebellions, LOL!

Master Steve retired from the leather lifestyle in 2008 and is now a full-time Buddhist priest living relatively quietly. It was a great honor to belong to his extended family for ten years, and i will always be grateful both for his teaching and for his letting me be a part of his life.

This website exists to be of service to Masters, slaves, bondage enthusiasts, and others who share some of my interests and enthusiasms. Except for a few photos of me and illustrations created for some of my writing, the pages consist of text and links only, and while the content frequently concerns the erotic, nothing here is obscene. Still, if homosexuality, bondage, consensual slavery, or SM practices offend you, i respectfully advise against following any of the links below.

In April 2009 i joined the ranks of self-publishers by releasing a nonfiction book of profiles of actual long-term gay Master/slave relationships, Ask the Man Who Owns Him, as well as a collection of my short fiction, Boots, Bondage, and Beatings, under my own Perfectbound Press imprint. In the years since, i have also published books of M/s-themed short stories by Thom Magister, The Slave Journals and Other Tales of the Old Guard, and Christopher Pierce, Winner Takes All, and most recently Thom Magister's playful look at the history of the leather bar, BIKER BAR: Bikes Beer & Boys, as well as his book of super-butch paper dolls, Leathermen Paper Dudes. All are available in paperback on Amazon.com, BN.com, and in a few stores in NYC and San Francisco. The three books of erotic stories are also available as ebooks from Amazon, BN.com, and the iBooks store. More publications are in the works! Bookmark the Perfectbound Press website so you don't miss anything.

s/m-leather history
erotic fiction
Mentors and fellow travelers
about me

When i first went online, via AOL, i wanted to use "david stein" as my screen name, since i am pretty far out of the closet, but there are too many others with the same name, and i didn’t want to be "david st738" or the like. So i cast around for an appropriate handle and settled on "gorgik," after a character in the Neveryön series of fantasy novels by Samuel R. Delany. Gorgik was a slave who found himself freed by chance, and he decided to dedicate his life to eradicating the institution of slavery. He also found, however, that he was incapable of performing sexually (usually with another man) unless either he or his partner wore his old slave collar. That seemed to be a good metaphor for someone like myself, who spent years in the struggle to liberate gay and s/m sexuality yet wanted nothing more than to be happily enslaved. While i always sign my real name to my posts online, i am proud to carry (with the author’s permission) the name of this protohistorical gay hero. But now i can also be reached at a new main email address, davidsteinnyc@gmail.com.
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