A “Slave Petition”, sometimes called a "letter of petition" or simply "petition" is a term descriptive of all procedures related to a slave's actions in order to find a suitable Master to serve, just as an application process or procedure when trying to find employment.
A “Slave Petition” may or may not start with a “cover letter”, a “resume”, may or may not continue with an “interview”, and may or may not lead to a slave “begging”, “earning”, or being “offered” a Master's collar and/or slave contract. Often times slave petitions take the form of a formal letter, but this is not always the case.
A “Slave Petition” is, what a slave makes of it and largely what they choose to present will have a big impact on the Master's selection and decision process. The initial part of a “Slave Petition” such as a cover letter, resume or initial interview, is as little binding as sending a job application, cover letter or resume to a potential employer.
Suggested discussion points for a petition include specifics about:
- The slave's levels of experience and interest with slaving, service, SM, and other related topics.
- Include special skill sets and resources the slave can offer to the M-type or owner, as well as wants, needs and desired types of service. If other members of the house exist, consider offering suggested methods how the slave might potentially best fit into the existing house.
- The slave's needs and wants regarding relationships and M/s, neatly arranged in categories and by priority. Include any present Values System and special interests/hobbies as well.
- Include medical reports that are thorough and complete, have a focus on STI's if sexual conduct is expected as part of the dynamic, as well as any medical limitations/anomalies/requirements and psychiatric history.
- Include any current boundaries and realistic limitations of the slave. Saying that the slave has no limits usually means the slave is likely vastly underestimating the imagination of the Master they would serve the particular individual or house in question.
- Why does the slave want to serve this particular Master? It is important for the slave to be very specific and be sure to include sustainable reasons to desire to serve.
- Include a description of the slave as it sees itself at present (physically, mentally, emotionally) and why the Master might consider choosing this slave for service. Include a recent flattering photo if they have not been exchanged recently.
- If there is something the slave is unsure of about a potential Master they should ask.
- The slave shall consider how best to sell itself with the petition in the best possible manner while not misrepresenting itself.
- The slave may consider taking rejection gracefully by politely and invisibly reducing interactions the rejecting Master and then seeking a more fitting situation to serve in elsewhere.