Submissive (Sub)

Definition - What does Submissive (Sub) mean?

A submissive (sub) is a sexual participant who willingly gives up some or all control to a dominant partner. This type of partnership is often referred to in the bondage, discipline, sadism, masochism (BDSM) community as a dominant/submissive, or D/s, partnership.

A submissive might also be called a "bottom" while the dominant partner might be called a "top".

Kinkly explains Submissive (Sub)

There are varying degrees of dominant/submissive relationships. Some men and women only play at being submissive during certain times, such as during sex or when in a BDSM club. Others, however, may live as full-time submissives, relinquishing control to their dominants in all aspects of their lives.

Dominant/submissive sex play was introduced to the mainstream in a series of extremely popular erotic novels by E.L. James called "Fifty Shades of Grey."

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