Caging is a BDSM practice in which the submissive is confined within a cage by the dominant. This practice allows the dominant to feel ownership and control while the submissive is in a position of humiliation and free of responsibility over their actions. The caged environment makes the submissive vulnerable and their body open for viewing. This makes the humiliation role play more enticing for couples. Cages have always been representative of ownership and are a reminder of the submissive's surrender. There are many different types of cages. Some are hanging while others are similar to animal kennels.