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The practice of Dominant and Submissive sex is quite far-reaching. It can simply be a matter of who initiates sex. (The initiator would be the dominant partner, in that case.) It can also be who's a top or a bottom (something that can switch from encounter to encounter).
And of course there's S & M (Sado-Masochistic) sex play, where levels of pain mix with pleasure. The pain can be physical: bondage, whipping, having hot wax dripped on your body, the use of menthol ointments, or even electrical shock. The pain can also be mental, such as verbal abuse or being someone's “slave.”
If you attempt any Dom/Sub sex, here are a few pointers:
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|