Dating a submissive
A classic example of a D/s role is the "sissy" maid, where an adult male dresses in cartoonish female clothing and performs stereotypical female chores such as housecleaning or serving tea.Cross-dressing in D/s does not always involve a desire to be sissified or made into caricatures of women or to serve: for example, others may desire to be made as beautiful as possible and interact on a "girlfriend-to-girlfriend" non-sexual basis.There can be any number of partners in a D/s relationship: one dominant may have several submissives, who may in turn dominate others, or a submissive may have multiple dominants. Romantic love is not necessarily a feature in D/s: partners might be very much in love or have no romantic relationship at all.Some D/s relationships are sexual, others completely chaste.
A 1985 study suggests that only about 30 percent of participants in BDSM activities are females.Most adherents search for the essential intensity, trust, and intimacy that are required to make any deep relationship possible.Based on gender (of the dominant or submissive), D/s can be divided into the following sub-types:- D/s participants often refer to their activity as "play", with an individual play session being called a "scene".Variation in D/s is virtually limitless and the activities take many forms, and may be combined with other forms of BDSM.
These variations may include: There are some risks commonly associated with D/s.The term dominatrix usually refers to a female sex worker who dominates others for pay.