a person who will engage in dominant and submissive behavior non-exclusively; can be used to refer to someone who feels an intrinsic need to perform both dominance and submission; can be used to refer to someone who typically identifies with one role but under certain circumstances performs the other.
Often confused with “Versatile, aka Verse” which is a sometimes overlapping, but separate concept. These terms both describe the center of a spectrum. Switches are open to variation of power exchange dynamic in the Dominance-Switch-Submissive spectrum, whereas Verses are willing to be the party either giving or receiving sensation in the Top-Verse-Bottom spectrum.
Common Practices & Experiences
- Having a preference or natural inclination for either dominance or submission.
- Having no preference and enjoying both sides of power exchange equally.
- Not being very invested in power exchange and centering your identity around other factors.
Brenda is most naturally inclined towards submission, but she would be willing to be dominant in certain scenarios with certain people.