It takes courage to do submit, it takes courage to hand over yourself to someone else, placing yourself, your life into their hands. It isn't an easy thing to do, knowing that this other person will make all of the decisions within your life, giving up such a level of control is a huge step, one that takes courage and that on its own deserves respect.
But whatever he may do, whatever he may be asked to do, whatever he may be "forced" to do I would and always will respect him. He deserves respect for the person that he is first and foremost, for the submissive that he is . . .for the submission that he shows.
Yes there maybe times when we lose respect for another, but that is through actions, as a result of something else, it doesn't mean that the respect wasn't there to begin with, it doesn't mean that the respect wasn't earned, real or valid.
But the reality to me, for me, is that it is the person that deserves the respect, not because they dominate, not because they submit, not because they do X, Y, or Z, but simply because they are them, because of what they do, because of who and what they are.