Drop (aka sub-drop or Dom-drop)

Our Definition

The physical or emotional exhaustion that takes place after a kink-related activity.


Real Life Examples

Zain gets very cold about 10 minutes after impact scenes and needs their partner to take measures to ensure that the room temperature is controlled and they have blankets available.

Elisha tends to go non-verbal after intense play, so they communicate with partners ahead of time in order to avoid confusion, and to create reasonable expectations about what kind of aftercare they will need.


Common Practices & Experiences 

Everyone is different! You'll see this repeated throughout our website and glossary. Common practices and experiences relating to drop include, but certainly aren't limited to:

  • Communicating with partners about what sorts of play are likely to induce a drop.
  • Communicating about what kind of care or support one might need when experiencing a drop.
  • Experiencing physical symptoms such as drop in temperature.
  • Experiencing emotional catharsis

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