Our Definition

a kink involving one or more parties who derive satisfaction from affirmations and positive appraisals of their actions by their partner(s). Common in both dominants and submissives.

Common Practices & Experiences

Everyone is different! You'll see this repeated throughout our website and glossary. Common praise kink practices include, but certainly aren't limited to:
  • Use of phrases such as “you are so good,” “you did an amazing job,” or “good girl/boy/pet/baby/etc” 
  • Detailed verbal affirmations 
  • Pets on the head 
  • Rewards
  • Making your partner feel that you are proud of them or proud to be with them

Kaz loves it when their submissive partner tells them how good they make her feel or how much she loves what they are doing.

Terrell often gives his submissive partner affirmations such as “Good Baby” at the end of a scene. 

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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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