Continuing my four-part series on types of submission today will be about positional service. As a reminder, the forms of submission are:

  1. Transactional
  2. Devotional
  3. Positional
  4. Situational

Positional service is probably the most prevalent in non-D/s settings. This is essentially customer service; you are in a position to serve and so you serve. The service is defined by a set of itemized expectations.

The best example I can think of is domestic service. If this is the only service you provide then you are in positional service. Your duties are predefined and clear. Most positional service is self-managed and has little interaction with the Dominant.

Positional service does not have to bring those happy feelings that submissives talk about when they serve. I know that there are times when I'm doing chores that I don't feel those floating on air feelings, I'm just doing my job which is to maintain the house. I go about the motions but the service is the same. I am still in the position to serve and so I serve.

Now we talked about situational service last time and I'm sure some of you are wondering what the difference is between these two. The difference is the two-fold. First, with positional service, you are defined by your service. You can say "I'm a domestic." or "I'm a chauffeur." That is your position in the household and also is the service you provide. Second, the Dominant is not directly involved in receiving your service. It's more about the results of your service that they care for. You can go about your duties even while the Dominant is not present.

What positional service do you perform? How does it differ from the other forms of service that you do?