Bondage is an Archaic concept that is trending

I have considered entering a bondage before, as gentle and sane as I look. Looking back at what made this an attractive idea, I think it was that need to feel possessed by someone else. Strangely you may not believe that some people actually derive pleasure from being owned, just as some derive pleasure from being owners of others.

I remember the days of “Tagged”, that social network where people are called “Pets”. The network had its own currency and each user had a value for being on the platform, people were being traded and one could increasingly build value by buying other pets and selling them when they increased in Value. The gamefication of slavery and bondage is one phenomenon that will not die any time soon, it gives Psychological satisfaction and relief to a lot of people and just like any addiction it could be hard to break.

I also remember the era of role play games, I didn’t get involved much in these ones because they involved a lot of internet connection data and Nigeria was still catching up on a very slow pace. I remember that we had chat rooms also where people would pretend/role play as master and slaves, I saw these things as just text and chatting. I never realized till much later that they were going beyond the social platforms to meetups, cash transactions, torture, submissions and real life cults.

There is a bond of possession that is inextricably linked with sexual activity, even in our poems we talk about how the lover gives out his soul. We can feel the depth of these things and we understand that simple repetitions of these kind of ideas actually turn into a fixed psych that ensures that the victim continues to search for a owner and the owner continues to search for a slave.

The story of the Nigerian man who shows in public functions with ladies leashed like dogs seems like a shocker but it should not be. We should be more concerned about why these physical manifestations are not linked to something deeper than just arrogance or riches. There is a soul tie between the owner and the owned and it is these kind if relationships that should be expected in the coming years as Africans evolve in sexuality, technology and relationship.

The shameful thing is that, the law has nothing to say about this. We may say spiritual bondage is not real, but here we are seeing fellow humans tied like animals.

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