Crafty Critters – I dyed my Rope!

Crafty Critters – I dyed my Rope!

I’m so excited about this project – I just had to share!

I made a new kinky friend through my holiday travels and her entire BDSM toy bag is pastel pink – including her rope.

Combine this with my newest obsession of what my Owner affectionately calls “Bimbo’ pink

I just had to dye my rope.

I was very good and did my research before I got over-excited and found a tutorial on Rope Connections. Which I followed pretty much to the letter. 

What I used

  • 2x 8m lengths of Jute 
  • 2x 4m lengths of Jute
  • 1x Packet of Rit Fuchsia All purpose Dye
  • 1 cup of salt 
  • Heavy duty thread
  • Scissors
  • A bucket
  • Stock pot

What I did 

Before anything I whipped the ends of my rope. 

Whipping is when you knot/wrap a thin twine around the end of your rope to prevent it from fraying. 

This is totally optional

I chose to whip the ends of my rope because I hate getting pinched by knotted ends as they are pulled through ties. And I unfortunately have an amazing talent to constantly get pinched by knotted ends of rope…

Other reasons for choosing whipped ends are that it looks pretty and that my rope top is comfortable tying rope with whipped ends (I checked). 

To whip my rope I just followed this video!

Onto the dying process!

Rope Soup

As Rope Connections recommended I boiled my rope

Rope Soup!

The small rope kit I have was gifted to me by a teacher from the local rope group and he treated it in his own secret ways.

I figured a good soak would hopefully remove any oils or wax that might prevent the dye from working properly. 

An hour later I found that I had definitely made the right choice. The mix of oils, dust and sweat made for a… funky broth at best.

Needless to say I rinsed my rope a few more times after that …

Dye Bath

After detangling my rope I wound it up into loose coils like Rope Connections suggested and placed it into the dye bath (made according to the packet’s instructions). And spent the next 30 minutes feeling like witch stirring my concoctions – It was pretty fun

I then left it overnight

And the next night

And the next three nights after that because I got busy…

Eventually I got back to my rope project and drained the dye bath.

My rope was red.. Wine red. Not quite the vibe I was looking for. 

I self soothed by yet again re reading rope connections tutorial

It was fine it would lighten... right?

Drying my rope 

After running my rope through a cold gentle machine wash (no soap!) I set to drying my rope 

So unlike every rigger in existence I don’t have rafters where I live 

and even if I did I don’t think I’d be tall enough to use them!

The tutorial said rope needs to be dried under tension so it doesn’t go all weird 

So that rope was going to be dried under tension one way or the other!

That way ended up being a metal drying rack for laundry 

Drying my rope

It didn’t look as cool as the Rope Connections drying method but it worked! 

and I feel like it’s a little more stealthy if the family decides to pop around for a surprise visit

Treating my Rope

After all this effort it was finally time to finish off this little project. It was highly encouraged to finish off dying your rope with an oil treatment – with some further reading I found that this was most often jojoba oil. 

Which got me thinking.. 

I’m a bit of a skin care nut and one of my regulars is a jojoba and rose oil mix – it smells amazing and it makes my skin feel amazing. I just love it to pieces. 

What could be more personalised that rope that smells like me?

So I used my skin care oils to treat my rope and it worked so well!

My rope is all shiny and smells so nice!


Some things I learnt during this project

If you choose to whip your rope – cut the knots off before you dye it! Otherwise your ends will look a little bit like this 

I had intended to follow Rope Connection’s advice on untwisting and dip dying your rope section by section prior to soaking it (so the inside of the rope is dyed as well instead of staying brown) but I got blisters about one length in and gave up.

If you can get a friend to help and follow his advice! 

The brown flecks are a real let down after all the work it takes to dye your rope.

I plan on getting some help to re-dye my rope set as soon as I can!

The Finished Project

My rope!

All in all I am so pleased with how this project came out!

5 ways to wear ribbon tails

5 ways to wear ribbon tails

Here are my five favourite ways to wear tails for pet play!

With pros and cons of course


#1 Plugs

Pros

  • You can ‘feel’ your tail when its being touched
  • Your owner helping to put your tail is really hot 

Cons

  • When your tail gets pulled (ouch)
  • Restricts your clothing options
  • Definatly not fun if you don’t enjoy anal simulation

#2 Harness

Pros

  • Can be worn under or over anything
  • It’s a more realistic placement for a tail

Cons

  • Buying more specialised gear for pet play can be expensive.

#3 Belt Loops

Pros

  • All you need is bottoms with belt loops
  • Works for a range of personal styles
  • Like the harness it gives a more realistic tail placement

Cons

  • Restricts what types of clothing you can to wear
  • Restricts access to your pet

#4 Safety Pinned

Pros

  • Can be pinned to any clothing item
  • It looks so cute pinned to the underside of skirts!

Cons

  • Safety pins can look super obvious
  • You can stab yourself
  • Only works if your wearing clothes

#5 Around your waist

Pros

  • Can be done under or over clothing
  • You can choose how high or low you want your tail to be

Cons

  • The tie can easily be pulled loose when playing,
  • It can look odd depending on placement/outfit/etc

LilSuccubuss

What is kitten play?

What is kitten play?

Kitten Play is a type of pet play where the “pet” takes on the role of a cat and their partner (if they have one) usually acts as their owner

Unlike Puppy or Pony play, the Kitten Play community began developing online in the late 90’s – so kitten play is still pretty new!

In this post we will look at;

  • Types of Kittens
  • Types of Tops
  • Activities
  • Gear
  • Where to find out more

Types of Kittens

Domesticated – Kittens with a submissive and affectionate nature.

Stray – A kitten that does not have an owner/partner.

Feral – A kitten who is not submissive in nature. Feral kittens tend to be more bratty and sometimes dominant within scenes


Types of Tops

Unlike pony and puppy play Kitten Play has… less defined roles when it comes to Tops… so I’m just going to show you my understanding of tops in kitten play

Master/Mistress – I have often seen this used when people pet play interlinks closely with other D/s dynamics or in those who enjoy the more old guard flavor of BDSM

Owner – A person who owns and cares for their kitten.

Keeper – A person who cares for a kitten or kittens. From what I have seen those who use this name usually have more of a focus on a caregiver-ish dynamic.


Activities

Training – Training most often includes position training. Your kitten can also be taught to perform tricks and walk on a leash.

Naps – Cat naps ♡.♡ I mean is there anything better for a kitten? 

Play – Playing! Whether is 18+ play or a ball of yarn, playing with your kitten is key to burning off all that extra energy (and preventing the mischief that seems to follow over energetic kittens)

Grooming – Grooming can cover a range of activities like; patting your kitten while you are relaxing together, brushing or playing with their hair, massages or, if you’re brave enough, baths! Most grooming activities are a great way to bond.


Kitten Play Gear

Ears – For many ears are an important identifier of being a kitten and a signal that kitten time is starting or ending. With ears being available in clips or headbands, faux fur or metal. There are as many styles as you can possibly imagine! 

Tails – Tails can also be used as signals or identifiers of a kittens head space. They come in as many styles as ears and attaching tails can ben  managed in various (and fun) ways.

Collars – Tug proof ribbon collars are most often seen in Kitten play but any and all types of collars are used depending on the kitten. Collars can be as part of a collaring ceremony (like a wedding band) or as a symbol that the kitten is a kitten. again, It’s all up to the person (or kitten) who is wearing the collar.

Paws – Using mitts can take away the kittens ability to use their fingers and/or hands – adding to their pet space or acting as a form of bondage. 
Knee Pads – Knee pads!! I have recently been reminded how much knee injuries suck. If you like to crawl in your pet space please please please protect your knees and always use knee pads!


Where to find out more

Blogs like kitten play.com and the chateau

Youtubers such as screamkiwi and of course Evie Lupin

Online communities on Instagram and Fetlife are awesome to make connections with other kittens

Photo by WIDEANGLE@108dB

BDSM Kitten Play Training

BDSM Kitten Play Training

Paws up Kitten

Training and I had a rocky start to our relationship

I loved the idea of training and the obedience that would come with it. 

I started with position training first because the mental and physical challenge of position training was appealing 

Naturally I tried the first guide to position training I found 

… it just did not work for me

It was too serious and frankly intimidating for me

After a few false starts, I found this guide to kitten play command words by Sadistic Panther.

I highly HIGHLY reccomend checking out the link!!

And I fell in love

It was just so much more fun and playful and rewarding for both myself and my partners!

Over time my kitten play training has changed to fit my evolving D/s dynamics and identity as both a submissive and a pet

So this is what my Kitten play training looks like now


 Positions

Sit pretty 

How I do it. 

In this position I kneel with my knees shoulders width apart, sitting back on my feet. 

I like to have pointed toes that meet in a V behind me, because honestly it feels pretty to me. 

My hands rest on the floor between my knees and I push my chest out to give the best view of my… assets. 

My kitten side is vain, to say the least, she loves to show off and this position combined with the praise I often get for obeying hits all the right buttons for me.

Uses

  • Grooming
  • Pats
  • Putting on/removing gear (like collars, hoods, leashes etc)
  • Getting your pets attention
  • A clear start to a scene

Tail down

How I do it

This position is a variation on sit pretty where my feet are set wider apart (legs parallel or in an M shape) and my butt is firmly on the floor. I do my best to keep my butt on the ground – to try to help remind myself to and to show my Owner that I will Stay. 

Uses

  • Keep distractable kittens in one place – atleast for a li
  • Prevent mischief – I tend to steal my owners rope when theyre trying to pack up

Companion 

How I do it

This position I kneel just like in ‘Sit pretty’ but to my Owner’s right side (or wherever they indicate). If I can I will rest my head on my Owner’s lap. If I’m told ‘paws up’ in this position I will rest my ‘paws’ on their thigh. 

Uses 

  • Keeping your kitten close
  • Wind down a scene
  • A form of aftercare
  • Cuddles

Belly up 

How I do it. 

In this position I lie flat on my back with both my legs and arms partially bent and held up off the floor. My hands will usually stay or return to above my shoulders because this is where they feel the most natural.

Uses

  • Playing! Dangle rope or a feather wand above your kitten
  • Bondage
  • Sensation play
  • (consensually!) Molesting your kitten

Tail up

How I do it

I kneel like in tail down and stretch out and down until my chest touches the floor. I rest my left cheek on the floor as well to prevent bumping my head/face on the floor. I either stretch my arms out above my head or tuck my hands under my shoulders depending on how I’m feeling. And arch my back so my booty is high in the air, if I’m feeling frisky this will usually end in a butt wiggle. 

Spontaneously doing this position to show my Top that I am feeling playful and happy. 

Uses

  • Encouraging a submissive mindset in your pet 
  • Impact play
  • Inserting tail plugs
  • Booty wiggles 

Commands

Paws up 

How I do it.

I curl my fingers into my palms to create little paws and bring my hands up to my shoulders, palms out.

Uses 

  • Removes use of fingers and hands
  • Easy way to access hands/wrists for bondage
  • Combines well with most positions but works great with sit pretty/belly up

Beg 

How I do it

To beg I stand up on my knees with my hands in the paws up position. I usually follow this up with a mew or say ‘please’ depending on my or my Owner’s mood.

Uses 

  • This is a fun way to draw attention to and deepen the sense of your power dynamic
  • Feeding your pet treats
  • A way to gain enthusiastic consent for sexual play

Hunt 

How I do it

When given this command I crawl slowly on my hands and knees with my whole body as low to the ground as I can as if I’m stalking prey (usually in the form of a toy or my Owner). 

Uses 

  • Great fun when playing hide and seek with toys
  • Allows you and others to admire your pets hunting prowess

Knead 

How I do it

This command is pretty simple. I just start kneading whatever I am currently touching – as if I’m making bread. If I’m not wearing my mitts I tend to curl my fingers into the palm of my hand to knead so I don’t accidentally hurt anyone… 

Unless it’s a soft blanket because then i want to touch as much of it as humanly possible

Uses  

  • Encouraging your kitten to relax 
  • A great start to cuddle time with your pet
  • Good for self soothing nerves or excess energy
  • Combines well with the companion position

Clicks

How I do it

When my Owner clicks their fingers it’s the equivalent of “come here” for me and I will crawl over to them or to whenever they have indicated they want me.

 The verbal command “come” has little effect on my kitten side, clicking with verbal encouragement to “come here” gets my attention when I’m in a kitten space.

Uses

  • Get your pet where you want them
  • Following this up with the tail down position to keep them there


Leash Training

I’ve only recently started leash training with my Owner (as of a few weeks ago) and I’m so excited to see how this develops!!

How I do it

At the moment when my leash is on I treat it like a mobile companion command. 

This means that I try to stay at my Tops right side so my shoulder is in line with his leg, whether he is moving around or standing still. When he is still I like to sit down, mainly because I am a lazy pet and if I get distracted they usually manage to get my attention through clicking or a verbal command to ‘come’ or ‘follow’.

Uses

  • Have your kitten automatically follow you around
  • Keep your pet close and keep your freedom of movement
  • A physical reminder of your power exchange and your pets place

Would you or have you tried training? 

I’d really like to hear about your experiences and ideas below!

LilSuccubuss

Pet Play – Building a dynamic

Pet Play – Building a dynamic

Playful kitten girl

Building a connection is hard – 

let alone a whole dynamic!!

And then add in being new to pet play or to this particular partner 

It’s definitely a challenge

But the good kind! right..?

Sadly we are all unique, individual (and often unpredictable) snowflakes

So… a step by step guide probably wont work out well  

So I’m going to talk about my experiences and what I like to do and hopefully you will be able to take the bits you enjoy and apply it to your dynamic!

In this post we will cover:

  • Common types of dynamics and relationships in Pet Play
  • Negotiations 
  • Aftercare
  • Non verbal safewording 
  • Building a bond
Begginers Guide to Pet Play – Finding your pet side

Begginers Guide to Pet Play – Finding your pet side

When I first started in pet play I was overwhelmed with all of the information out there

From choosing animals to roleplay to developing fully functional dynamics with others and all the little details in between…

Pet Play can be intimidating.

So if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed – it’s okay!

I was exactly where you were and it gets better. 

So I wanted to write this post to try to help myself and others find their feet amongst all the information that’s out there.

We will look at 

  • Choosing the type of pet you want to roleplay
  • Gear
  • Trying out pet play
  • Joining the community!

Choosing the type of pet you want to roleplay

For me, this was probably the most stressful part of getting started with pet play.

Mainly because I can’t make a decision to save my life…

And everyone seemed to have such detailed specific pet personas!

It was overwhelming and for some reason, I had decided I could only have one pet side and I could NEVER GO BACK

Shockingly this is not the case. 

You can pick and choose and change your mind as much as you want

You can be any color, mix or type of creature you decide 

And you can have as many different pet spaces as you want to ( but I would recommend starting with one while you are finding your sea legs – otherwise it can get a bit overwhelming)

You can also choose not to have a species or type of pet you roleplay 

Human pets are a great example of this – they do not roleplay a specific animal’s behavior rather they roleplay as a ‘pet’ with whatever restrictions and roles they have negotiated prior.

Here are some ways people choose their pet types

Instant identification 

Some people just seem to know what pet they want to be

They’ve insisted on playing this one animal since they were a little kid 

or they’re a crazy cat lady like me

Maybe you’ve just always loved cats or dogs or ponies

Or you saw a pup at a party and you Want That

Some but not all people just know what they want.

If you are one of these people – awesome!

If not keep reading to find some other ways people have chosen their roleplay animal

Personality

Some people pick their pet based on personality traits that they identify with

For example, most cats are quite independent, like affection on their terms and tend to know what they want when they want it

Whereas dogs are super excitable and energetic, love affection pretty much always and tend to be very well behaved

What you want out of pet play 

Pet types can be chosen to fit what you want to get out of your roleplay.

Some examples of this are;

If you want to get into pet play for the obedience and training – pony play or puppy play might be your gig

If you adore humiliation play – piggy play might work perfectly for you

If you have a lactation/breastfeeding fetish – cow play would probably be great for you!

Trial and error

Sometimes there are too many choices that sound fun!

If this is the case just do a round of trial and error tasters of different types of pets and pick your favorite/s from that 

Dominants preference

If you can’t decide or you don’t want to decide, see what your Top thinks!

They may have envisioned pet play as having an obedient little pup, a strong cart pony, or perhaps a snuggly little bunny? 

This way you and your top can train and shape your pet roleplay to fit whatever their vision may be


Gear

So you have your pet type is chosen – it’s perfect, your excited – IM excited – 

Usually, the next thing people want to do is get stuck into the gear

This can be for a lot of reasons;

  • Having pet play gear can help signal the start and ends of scenes, 
  • It can encourage roleplay
  • It can make you feel cute
  • It’s just fun

There are tons of reasons to want and enjoy gear in your roleplay.

A quick disclaimer

Gear does not make the pet player

You are not more or less valid because of the gear you choose to have or not have. 

This is just another way to have fun if you want to.

There are a ton of different kinds of gear for pet play to fit any style and budget out there – more common pieces of gear can include;

Ears

Ears primarily come as clip in’s or headbands

Styles range from basic silhouettes to fancy and fluffy!

Tails

Tails mainly attach through plugs, safety pins, tying around ones waist/belt loops or to a harness

Materials can range from silicone to faux fur

Hoods

These are mostly used by puppy players but other options are avalible online.

Materials can range from leather to rubber and come in a ton of different styles and color combos

Masks

Masks can provide full or partial face coverings

Materials can range from fabrics such as leather to plastics

Body suits

Styles can range from full coverage to play boy bunny style body suits

Materials range from latex to lace and everything in between

Harnesses

Harnesses are primarily found for the chest, hip or face (as a mask or hood)

Purchased harnesses are most often made from leather or can be apart of rope bondage

Gloves/Mitts

These are available in a range of styles and restriction levels

Materials can range from leather to fur

Collars/Leads

Styles can range from pretty and decorative to ‘tug’ proof.

Materials for range from ribbon, chain, leather or strapping


Testing out pet play

Restrict yourself 

Follow some common rules or restrictions given to pets like

Movement restrictions

These can look like; crawling, not using hands to grasp stuff, not going up on furniture, keeping arms behind your back if testing out pony play 

Vocal restrictions

These can look like; not using words, testing out different noises like whining, growling, meowing, barking, etc

Mimic different pets

Aka my best excuse to watch cute animal videos for.. research…

Body Language

wiggle your booty if your excited, try grooming yourself with your paws 

Play

play fetch with yourself (bat the ball away, go fetch it and remember no hands! repeat), just swat the ball around, burrow into some blankets, lounge in the sun, find a slightly elevated spot and sit on it. Feel superior because you and no one else is on the slightly higher spot.

 – whatever seems the most appealing try it out!


Join the community!

One of the best ways to learn more about Pet play is to join your local or online communities

Fetlife – has both discussion groups and is a great resource for finding local events!

Online communities can be found on most platforms – just remember to stay safe!

If you found this useful be sure to follow so you can get notified when a new post is up!

Lil Succubuss

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What is Pet Play?

What is Pet Play?

Pet Play is when someone role plays some kind of domesticated animal (AKA a pet) within a BDSM context.

A cute little pet

What does Pet play looks like?

Storytime!

The room is lit with a warm yellow glow, the smell of vanilla – His signature – drifts through the room.
The door opens a crack and His pet slips into the room – still steaming from her shower – flashing him a smile before burying herself in His arms.
He chuckles and asks
“Are you ready to be my kitten, pet?”
She wriggles in excitement and nods eagerly.
Ears are collected, placed on her head – adjusted briefly by practiced hands as she is instructed;
“Tail up”
Obediently she moves into position.

Waiting.

A soft mewl escapes her lips as her tail is inserted – the veil of her kitten space begins to settle over her.
She slides to the floor and butts her head against his leg affectionately. He sits and begins to scratch behind her ears, down her neck. Mewls and purrs announce her descent into kitten mode as she basks in the affection
After a while, he stands. Rummaging through a drawer. His kitten watches avidly and as he reveals a small silver torch
Deeming his offering unworthy of sitting up his kitten wanders off to settle in her spot on the floor
A bright red dot appeared.
Dancing in front of her nose almost as if it’s teasing her,
mocking her hunting skills.
Her eyes narrow and she shifts into a hunter’s crouch
Wriggles her butt… pounces and..
What? It was right there!
The dot dances just beyond her paws and she prepares to pounce again.
He chuckles watching his kitten chasing the laser back and forth across the room.
Not so secretly enjoying the view of a mostly naked girl crawling around his room.
Eventually, she comes to rest at his feet, exhausted…
“Awh is my kitten all worn out?”
“Why don’t you come have some cuddles?” he asks, patting the bed.
Purring she climbs onto the bed settling herself over his chest.
They stay like this for a while, until he signals her to shift spaces with the request
“Can I have my girl back?”
She Nods
A few minutes and kisses later the heavy blanket of her kitten space has been lifted.
She looks up and grins
“Thank you! That was so much fun!”

“You’re welcome pet” he murmurs, kissing her forehead.

This is one super cute and fluffy example of a pet play scene.

One of the awesome things about pet play is how easily it can meld and change according to your kinks, moods, or wants.

So it can be cute and light and fluffy
It can be dark and twisted as fuck
It can be in the quiet moments when you are having a coffee at the end of the day,

It’s completely up to you!

Things commonly found in pet play scenes are;

  • Training (think positions, commands)
  • Playing with toys
  • Begging for treats (puppy dog eyes, whining, positions for edible or more physical rewards insert cheesy porno music here)
  • Walking your pet on a leash
  • Eating from bowls
  • Bondage
  • Impact
  • Movement and vocal restrictions

Why people enjoy it?

Roleplaying a pet can be a fun new way to receive service from an s-type
Or
A nice way to relax and be taken care of
Or
A different way to express submission (crawling after your master, pawing his leg for attention, non-verbal physical expressions of love and affection)
Adds to the intensity of a submissive mindset

Playing the role of the human is an opportunity to care for and spoil your partner
The increased level of reliance on the “human” for needs/wants of the pet (such as rest, food, water, play) can increase the focus and intensity of a scene.

Pet play overall

  • Can be a cool combination of playful and sexy
  • Melds well with other kinks so there is a lot to play with
  • Can be a different flavor of power exchange
  • Can be A fetish
  • is fun

Types of pet play

So your most commonly seen pet play types are;

  • Kitten play
  • Puppy play
  • Pony Play
  • Piggy Play
  • Cow Play
  • Human Pets – this is when you roleplay as a pet but do not roleplay as a particular animal or with specific animal traits such as barking, meowing etc

PSA
You can play whatever kind of animal you want providing they are at least kinda domesticated
I recently discovered the concept of dragon pet play – which is both AWESOME and proof that the only limit is your imagination

Myths

Beastiality

Pet Play is not about an attraction to actual animals. It’s about humans roleplaying

It is all or nothing when it comes to pet play and sex

Pet Play seems to be one of those subcultures that people believe has to be ether
As pure and virginal as the Virgin Mary
Or a bad porno

Mostly it’s somewhere in the middle of those two expectations and will vary person to person.

Only s-types can be pets

No!
This one both makes me grumpy and makes me laugh.
It’s like saying only males can be dominants.

Anyone on any side of the slash can roleplay as a pet if they want to.
Just like anyone of any gender identity can be a Dominant or a Submissive

Where to start

Research as much as possible!!

Here are some links to get you started:

And after you’ve researched like a mad man, maybe tested some stuff out independently

Negotiate with your partner
Not sure how to negotiate well?

Well here’s something I prepared earlier… Spoiler it’s more research links…

Safety Tips

Some things to consider when negotiating
Aka
Mistakes I made that really screwed me over and I don’t want you to suffer through

Knee Pads

Even if you don’t have joint issues I cannot stress this enough:
BUY SOME KNEE PADS
Seriously if you are going to be on all fours your knees are going to take some rough treatment.
Carpet burn, bruising, painful knees for literal DAYS (I didn’t have knee pads and I decided to play on a hardwood floor just this once- Do NOT make my mistake please)

Safewords

This is a BDSM activity so you absolutely need a safeword.
Id recommend the traffic light system because it’s easy to understand and remember

Green – I’m good, lets keep going!
Yellow/Orange – I need you to slow down and/or check in on me
Red – STOP RIGHT NOW

If your pet space is non-verbal decide and agree on a physical safe sign instead of a word.
I, for example, like to use a FIRM double-tap anywhere on my partner’s body.
If I can’t reach them,

I’ll knock/tap/stomp on whatever surface I happen to be on as loudly as possible.

If you have any examples of what pet play looks like for you, I would love to see your comments below!
It would be a huge help for future posts and play dates!

Lil Succubuss

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Misconceptions about Animal Roleplay

Misconceptions about Animal Roleplay

Photo by Julian Hodgson (link)

Like most subcultures out there Animal Roleplay has a TON of random misconceptions about it. 

This can be really frustrating when you are trying to explain your (or understand someone else’s) love of Animal Roleplay!

It can be stressful enough coming out of the cattery (haha) to people in your life without having to go through and explain a dozen different misconceptions your person may have heard…

In this post we are going to cover the following common misconceptions people have about Animal Roleplay;

  • Role players believe that they are actually animals
  • Animal Roleplay is Bestiality/Zoophilia
  • Its a purely sexual activity
  • Animal Roleplay is ONLY a fetish/kink/BDSM activity
  • It’s not Twu BDSM
  • Negotiations, aftercare and safe words aren’t needed – coz its not ‘real’ BDSM *internal screaming*

Roleplayers believe they are actually animals

Animal roleplay is just that,

A roleplay

There are some belief systems that in which a person sees themselves as a non-human animal on a deep and personal level.

People who share these beliefs can go by many names including;

  • Therianthropes (or therian)
  • Otherkin
  • Theriomythics

– if you want to know more check out this link

The therian/otherkin and animal roleplay communities sometimes overlap but they are not the same.

So, it’s like bestiality?

No.

Bestiality is defined as sexual activity between a human and a non-human animal. 

Then it’s Zoophilia!

Again, noo

Zoophilia is defined as a sexual fixation or atypical arousal to non-human animals

Animal Roleplay is a roleplay between consenting human adults.

Regardless of how awesome my ears and tails are (or how they may be attached) I am not physically an actual kitten.

I am a human roleplaying as a kitten.

Animal roleplay is a purely sexual activity!

Some forms of animal roleplay may involve sexual activity

But many roleplayers are non-sexual in their roleplay.

 It all depends on the people involved and negotiations you have had prior.

Animal Roleplay is ONLY a fetish/kink/ BDSM activity

Fetish/kink/BDSM can be a part of animal roleplay for some.

For many these aspects aren’t involved at all

The only forms of animal roleplay that are ‘only‘ a BDSM activity are pet and primal play.

And that’s because they were founded within (and are apart of) the BDSM scene 

And even then its not necessarily a fetish thing

Animal Roleplay isn’t Twu BDSM 

It may not be your style of BDSM. 

But BDSM Animal Roleplay is BDSM. 

There is bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, sadism, masochism involved in BDSM Animal Roleplay. 

Like any other BDSM activity it doesn’t have to be all of these aspects all the time. 

It can be a mix 

It can be just one or two aspects. 

It’s still BDSM!

Every person and relationship your and other peoples styles of BDSM are all unique snowflakes so like they say in my community 

Don’t be a dick

Negotiations, aftercare and safewords aren’t needed – because it’s not Twu BDSM

Negotiations, aftercare, safewords and consent are required in all forms of BDSM. 

NO EXCEPTIONS!

If anyone tries to convince you otherwise…

RUN AWAY VERY FAST PLEASE

Thats all Imma say otherwise I’m going to get all kinds of worked up over this

Summary

Short answer is that none of the assumptions we discussed are true. There are some grey areas which will be summarised below

Roleplayers think they are actually animals – There are some spiritualities that sometimes overlap with Animal Roleplay communities but they are not forms of Animal Roleplay

It’s purely a sexual activity – Sometimes it is sexual, sometimes it’s not. As long as sexual aspects only occurs between two consenting adults it is a-okay

ONLY a fetish/kink/BDSM – Once again – sometimes it is, sometimes it isn’t.

Thank you for reading my post!

I hope this helped to debunk a few common misconceptions about Animal Roleplay

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