Our Definition

refers to a wide variety of sexual, physical, or mental kink-related interactions. Many specific types of play have their own entries. 

Real Life Examples

Rosencrantz never includes sex in his play.

Gildenstern never plays without sex. 

Common Practices

Everyone is different! You'll see this repeated throughout our website and glossary. Play is an umbrella term that refers to a wide variety of activities, many of which are defined in greater detail on their own entries. Common general practices for play include, but certainly aren't limited to:
  • Planning scenes. 
  • Negotiating the nature of the play with people involved. 
  • Having discussions ahead of time about limits 
  • Having pre-established safe words

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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!