Because the roles of men and women who practice Devotional Sex
are so different from normal, each role has been given a special name.
A man who practices Devotional Sex is a Knight, and a woman who
practiced Devotional Sex is a Princess.
The reason for choosing these names is given in Chapter 1 here.
Note that other books and websites may use the term Knight differently. A
couple who enjoy Devotional Sex together do not need to use the term
`Knight´ - they can use whatever name they wish. Other
possibilities are listed here.
The story of King Arthur and the Knight's of the Round Table is not all about Devotional Sex!
And the website Real Women Don't Do Housework uses the term Knight as just another way of saying `male submissive´.
Having a name for the male's Devotional Sex role is useful because using the word immediately puts
what is said into the context of Devotional Sex.
For example, if a
Princess says "Would my Knight like to ....", her partner will immediately know that
what follows is said by his partner in her role as his Princess, and he can thus
think and respond appropriately. The definition of Devotional Sex lists the five things a man must do in order to practice Devotional Sex and be a Knight.
The (optional) public symbol of being a Knight is a special ring, and the (optional) private symbol is for him to have his pubic hair clean-shaven.