Our Definition

a portmanteau of “fun” and “punishment” used to refer to consequences given for the sake of mutual enjoyment rather than as a form of discipline meant to discourage a behavior. 

Real Life Examples

Balthazar often spanks their partner, Pedro in response to Pedro rolling his eyes. Balthazar knows that Pedro enjoys being spanked and the goal is not to discourage future instances of eye rolling. 

Common Practices

Everyone is different! You'll see this repeated throughout our website and glossary. Common funishment practices include, but certainly aren't limited to:
  • Routines, or a language of call and response developed between partners over time.
  • Communicating early on that all parties understand the nature of play that is desired. 

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Got a beef with our definition?

Of course we don't speak for everyone! If you feel we are missing additional info, context, facts, history, or data, please email us and let us know!

While we can't promise every suggestion will make it, we'll always be working to keep this glossary thorough and inclusive!