Oh, this thread is going to be very controversial, but let's have a go at it anyway.
I grew up in a rather traditional family, but there was always one constant value through my family and that was that the women were preferably submissive and dependant on the men. The idea that women were the happiest, the most suited to live somewhat in servitude to the men while being able to focus on what made them unique as women, their looks, their appearance, their womanliness is something that was considered as common as 1+1=2.
It's only when I grew older that I realized that my environment actually was strongly influenced with "gorean" ideals. And as I grew up that way and had been taught that men were supposed to be tough, to look after themselves, to sport a lot, to be strong, but also very strong intellectual and independantly financially, I've always found that I've attracted a specific kind of girlfriend, namely the 'submissive' types, the ones that LOVE and ENJOY to play the role of the supporter, the loving obedient partner that depends on you.
As I grew even older I found out that well ... You got two types of people: Those who understand the dominant/submissive social interaction and those who have absolutely no clue about it.
On Second Life, where I spend a great deal of time and used to run some very big groups and roleplay communities, this is supported with a really big roleplay community of several thousands of people (1.200.000 according to the latest article I had read). Where people basically try to build a fantasy world fully based on this:
I figured it's an interesting topic to talk about, because it's an important part and philosophy in my life. I currently have a girlfriend who I've met through this roleplay venue and we are both very happy together in this D/s kind of relationship.There are two places in society a person will find themselves, Free or slave. Free Persons don't really need much explanation. Slaves, on the other hand, are property, nothing more. A slave owns nothing of their own, not even their name. But this is NOT the Sadistic / Masochistic or Dominate / submissive or Bondage society you may think it to be. Pain or punishment is never delivered as pleasure. A direct quote from the Books says "Perhaps it should only be added that the Gorean master, though often strict, is seldom cruel. The girl knows, if she pleases him, her lot will be an easy one. She will almost never encounter sadism or wanton cruelty, for the psychological environment that tends to breed these diseases is largely absent from Gor." - Outlaw Of of Gor Book 2 Page 53
To shed even more light on this Master / slave relationship here is another quote: "Marlenus sat down cross legged. He looked on her intently. He studied her. He gave her great attention. I knew on earth many men did not know their wives. They did not truly look upon them. Never, truly, had they seen them. But a Gorean Master will know every inch, and care for every inch, of one of his slave girls. He will know every hair, every sweet blemish of her. In a way she is nothing to him, for she is only slave. But in another way she is very important to him. She is one of his women. He will know her. He will want to know her completely, every inch of her body, every inch of her mind. Nothing less will satisfy him. She is his property. He will choose to know his property thoroughly." - Hunters Of of Gor Book 8 Page 145
Therefore, on Gor, slavery can be a beautiful thing.
I consider this thread as a way to spread awareness that not all women HATE being regarded in ways that political correctness might find unacceptable. Some absolutely delight in it, VERY MANY actually, as you'll see that the majority of the roleplayers in Gor in SL are women.
EDIT: This thread is NOT about sex. It's a polling simply about the concept of dominant and submissive interaction between men and women, which doesn't have anything to do with sex in my opinion, it's just a small part of it.