Gentle FemDom (GFD)

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Definition - What does Gentle FemDom (GFD) mean?

Gentle FemDom is female-led domination that doesn’t involve pain or humiliation. Its lack of the physical and mental pain that often comes from domination within the BDSM community can make the practice an appealing option for many submissive, pain-averse men.

Gentle FemDom was developed as a counterpoint to the male-centered and often violent and unemotional kind of FemDom popularized by mainstream pornography.

Gentle FemDom is shorthand for gentle female domination. It is often abbreviated to the acronym GFD.

Kinkly explains Gentle FemDom (GFD)

Gentle FemDom can be thought of a more loving and affectionate form of domination than traditional domination. Some people even describe the way a woman practicing Gentle FemDom behaves as maternal because mothers take charge while attempting to spare their children harm. While a woman who practices Gentle FemDom takes charge, she does not physically hurt, emasculate, or otherwise humiliate her submissive partner. She may encourage her partner to perform acts of servitude and please her sexually through submissive acts, like performing oral sex on her. She is likely to reward his attempts to please her through praise and physical affection. However, she is unlikely to punish him if he does not measure up, as a regular dominatrix would.

Men who prefer Gentle FemDom like to worship their female partners, physically and emotionally. They may find the type of connection they’re looking for with a lifestyle dominatrix, someone who takes a dominant role in their relationships, rather than a professional dominatrix, who is paid to perform services typically sought out by people who love traditional domination. They may also enjoy a relationship with a vanilla woman they can lavish attention on and take a submissive role with.

Gentle FemDom has a large online following. Fans of Gentle FemDom can find many images, gifs, stories, and fan-art depicting Gentle FemDom scenarios on websites like Tumblr, 4chan, and Reddit.

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