Our Definition

refers to a wide variety of sexual, physical, or mental kink-related interactions. Many specific types of play have their own entries.

Common Practices

Everyone is different! You'll see this repeated throughout our website and glossary. Play is an umbrella term that refers to a wide variety of activities, many of which are defined in greater detail on their own entries. Common general practices for play include, but certainly aren't limited to:
  • Planning scenes. 
  • Negotiating the nature of the play with people involved. 
  • Having discussions ahead of time about limits 
  • Having pre-established safe words

Rosencrantz never includes sex in his play.

Gildenstern never plays without sex. 

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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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