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Amp Somers. Puppies, kitties, and ponies: What do these things all have in common? In the BDSM world, pet play is incredibly popular across sexualities, genders, and kink preferences. Others are part of the leather community and adore pet play in all of its odds and ends, from leashes and collars to masks, cages, and grooming their precious pets.
Human vs non-human or animal pets
Pet play is a kink in which one or more participants role-play as a pet animal. Amp Somersthe co-host of the kinky YouTube channel Watts the Safewordtold me that he discovered pet play eight years ago and has since created numerous videos on the kink.
For him, pet play is deeply personal and lets him bond with his play partners beyond your traditional boyfriend-boyfriend relationship. This is in part because communication, trust, and connection are all huge parts of play for him.
Like Somers, I have a personal connection to pet play. This comes out as a puppy, too. Lilith told me about her pet play kink several years ago, and we worked together to help her explore it. Colorful gear. And easy to build on to incorporate other kinks which I think le to the popularity.
BDSM Wiki notes some forms of pet play may use bondage or limits on movement. A pet may have a handleror a dominant who grooms and trains a pet.
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In other cases, the pet may have a mixture of human and animal characteristics, such as barking, whimpering, puppy talk, or wearing a collar and leash while walking on two feet. Some of the various sub within pet play include:. These subtypes may have their own unique practices and fetishes.
Puppy play, for example, may involve drinking water out of a bowl. For experienced kinksters interested in more scene immersion, collars, leashes, cages, masks, and pet bowls are all common pet play staples that can enhance roleplay.
I only share the interest with sexual partners who I can invest a ton of trust in. Pet play is an incredibly approachable kink for both BDSM newcomers and veterans. Unlike rope play, impact play, and any form of BDSM with sex toys and penetrative sex, all you need to get started is your imagination and some basic, core kink skills. But communication is of the utmost importance.
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This is doubly true if a submissive—be they pet or owner—will have limited movement, speech, or an increased risk of injury due to physical exertion. Ideally, you should discuss boundaries before a scene starts, whether 24 hours or 30 minutes beforehand.
Read up on best practices and safety requirements for each tool. If you plan on spanking a bad puppy, you should practice impact play beforehand and study the safe and unsafe areas where humans can be hit.
Additionally, consider more nuanced communication tools beyond just safewords. Whatever feels right by you and your partner s is perfectly fine.
How does pet play work?
Myths around pet play run rampant within and outside of the kink world. At its heart, play is all about embodying fictional roles to explore human sexual experiences.
Two of the biggest myths among kinksters, Somers said, are that all pets are submissives or bottoms, and that only gay men enjoy pet play. In reality, pets can be dominants as well, and anyone can engage in the kink—many queer trans women do, for instance. Life is too short to not discover other parts of yourself.
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Ana Valens is a reporter specializing in online queer communities, marginalized identities, and adult content creation. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and spends her free time developing queer adult games.
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Ana Valens Ana Valens is a reporter specializing in online queer communities, marginalized identities, and adult content creation.