Role Play

Role Play

Our Definition

When one or more people take on a different identity during a scene. Examples may include teacher-student, doctor-patient, or boss-employee.

Common Practices

Everyone is different! You'll see this repeated throughout our website and glossary. Common role-play practices include, but certainly aren't limited to
  • Arranging and planning scenes ahead of time.
  • Staying in character for the duration of a scene 
  • Incorporating costumes or other items to help create a mood or keep the participants engaged in the setting.

Joseph and Francine enjoy taking on the roles of “Conquering Warlord” and “Favoured Concubine” respectively.

Ethel has a longtime fantasy where she is Spider-man/Peter Parker, and JJ Jameson is demanding pictures of Spider-Man and threatening various punishments if said pictures of spider man are not delivered. 

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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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