Power Exchange: Continuous Total Control

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Power Exchange: Continuous Total Control

Power Exchange: Continuous Total Control

Our Definition

a type of dynamic where the submissive gives up all of their agency to their dominant partner at all times, on a 24/7 basis. Often referred to as "24/7 TPE"

Common Practices

Everyone is different! You'll see this repeated throughout our website and glossary. Power exchange in particular is very complex, which is why we outlined this and three other sometimes-overlapping specific types of power exchange. Common practices in continuous total control power exchange dynamics include, but certainly aren't limited to:
  • A history of having played and/or lived in other types of power exchange dynamics. (i.e. a couple started out as in-scene only total control, and the dynamic became continuous over time)
  • A high degree of trust and commitment between partners. 
  • Lots of communication and mutual understanding of what is expected of each party involved. 
  • Incorporating elements of role-play into one’s 24/7 day to day life. (I.e. you are not legally a slave, owned by your master. You could leave at any time, and you both know this. You agree to live in the role of slave indefinitely.) 

Su and Lisa have a Master/slave relationship. Su is subject to any and all commands Lisa might give her.

Larry has strict guidelines for day-to-day activity from their dominant partner and must ask for permission in order to do anything diverging from the guidelines. 

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Real Life Examples

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