Breath Play

Breath Play

Our Definition

A form of play when one participant controls their breathing. This may include choking or holding breath.

Often considered a form of Edge Play.

Common Practices & Experiences

Everyone is different! You'll see this repeated throughout our website and glossary. Common breath play practices include, but certainly aren't limited to:
  • Seeking information on safe practices
  • Taking time to get to know one’s partner and their physical limitations, and signs that they will show if they are approaching those limits.
  • Pre-designated non-verbal cues instead of safewords
Georg enjoys being submerged under water, and also having his nose and mouth covered by a partner.
Isolde prefers to be choked in a way that restricts airflow.

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Real Life Examples

We're gathering short anecdotes on this topic from experienced kinksters!
If you'd like to be quoted in our glossary, please email us a single paragraph describing the practices you'd like to share, along with whatever name you'd like to be credited with.
If your definition differs from ours, tell us how and why! We want to illustrate as many sides of kink as we can to both normalize kink and the diversity within it.

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