Power Exchange

Power Exchange

Our Definition

a practice which involves one or more dominant(s) taking control and exercising influence over one of more submissive(s) who willingly relinquish their own authority.

Common Practices & Experiences

Everyone is different! You'll see this repeated throughout our website and glossary. 
Power exchange is particularly complex, so we outlined four specific types of power exchange on their own pages. Common general power exchange practices include, but certainly aren't limited to:
  • falling into one or more specific categories of power exchange which are defined on their own pages.
  • Communicating with partners early on about what kinds of power exchange is desired
  • Having continued conversations with partner(s) as dynamics grow and change over time 
  • Writing a contract and agreeing to it’s terms 
  • Having a set of rituals, rules, or protocols whether formal or informal.

When they are at home, Jazz gives Beth full control of their general plans, inside and outside of play.

Will follows rules set out for him by his dominant partner.
Sasha can always ask her partner to hold the reins of her day to day decision making. 

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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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