Vanilla Audience

Last Updated: March 26, 2020

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Definition - What does Vanilla Audience mean?

A vanilla audience is a form of public humiliation practiced by BDSM couples. During this humiliation, the submissive is compelled to perform demeaning acts for the dominant partner while invited guests watch. Having the guests witness these acts and vocalize their feelings adds to the submissive partner’s humiliation.

While a vanilla audience may seem cruel to outsiders, it's important to note that, as with all BDSM activities, this type of humiliation is consensual.

Kinkly explains Vanilla Audience

The dominant partner is in control of their submissive partner’s activities during a vanilla audience session. The dominant partner may call for the submissive to dress in a humiliating way, or to strip down to lingerie or revealing swimwear. They may also ask them to perform, sing, or dance.

The guests invited to watch the submissive during a vanilla audience session are typically friends of the dominant partner. They are encouraged to laugh at the submissive or voice their disgust at their behavior.

While the vanilla audience is regarded as a form of public humiliation, it typically occurs in a private setting such as the dominant’s home.

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