Our Definition

an act in which someone derives pleasure from allowing a consenting audience to watch while engaging in sexual, kinky or otherwise intimate behavior. 

Common Practices & Experiences 

Everyone is different! You'll see this repeated throughout our website and glossary. Common practices and experiences involving scenes include, but certainly aren't limited to:
  • Involving an audience, either dedicated voyeurs or passers by who may be more invested in their own play. 
  • Events at a dungeon or other venue.
  • Private/invite only play parties.
  • Public shows for instructional purposes.

Sally likes to engage in public play for an audience.

Joe flogged someone on a Saint Andrew’s cross at Folsom Street Fair after a brief conversation about limits and safe words.
Mary loved the attention of voyeurs and would love to bottom on stage. 

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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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