Bootblacking

Last Updated: January 27, 2020

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Definition - What does Bootblacking mean?

Bootblacking is a service common in BDSM circles, especially in Leather communities. It involves cleaning, polishing, and sometimes spit-blacking a pair of boots, usually that of a Dominant or Master/Mistress.

Kinkly explains Bootblacking

Bootblacking can be used for several purposes: a professional service, showing submission, in military-style uniform play, as a part of boot-worship, or as a ritual way to begin a scene. Bootblacking is a way subs and bottoms can show their care, appreciation, and submission to their top or Dom. Bootblacking can also be offered on a "pick-up" basis, at a bootblack chair at play parties.

Bootblacking is especially common in the Leather community (both Old and New) because of the focus on leather accessories and clothing. A bootblack usually has their own bootblacking kit. There are even bootblacking competitions at Leather conventions.

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