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BDSM Scene

Updated: JUNE 23, 2022
Reviewed by Kinkly Staff
on June 22, 2022

A BSDM scene is a play session involving consensual power exchange. A BDSM scene typically involves one or more of the following elements: bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sadism and masochism.

BDSM scenes can involve two or more people. Scenes need at least one dominant and one submissive person, although these roles may change during the scene. Sex is optional, but it is a common feature of many BDSM scenes.

A BDSM scene is often compared to a story or a play because it represents a sort of creative expression for the participants. They take on dominant or submissive roles. While these roles may be based on their personalities, their dominant or submissive characteristics are often heightened for the scene. Participants may also role-play, taking on roles such as a police officer and criminal, a doctor and patient, or a teacher and student. In these scenarios, one person has a naturally dominant role over the other, more submissive, character. A BDSM scene can also involve humiliation, worship, edgeplay, sensory play and other kinky activities. BDSM can also involve props including sex furniture, sex toys, floggers, handcuffs, blindfolds and repurposed household items including rope and food. BDSM scenes may focus on a specific kinky activity or a combination of activities.

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While dominant partners lead BDSM scenes as they occur, these scenes are typically pre-planned and discussed in full before they occur. Dominants and submissives talk about the beginning, middle and end of their scenes. All parties must consent to all elements of the scene for it to go ahead. This is especially important for scenes involving punishment and scenes that push participants’ limits. While planning is vital for consent, it also makes sure both participants get the most from their BDSM scenes. With careful planning, a BDSM scene can satisfy the desires of dominants and submissives, whether it’s by helping them enjoy their favorite acts or live out fantasies.

A BDSM scene may occur at a club or some other play space, such as a dungeon or bedroom. A typical scene may or may not include sexual activity. A scene can also be as long or as short as the participants want it to be.

The term BDSM scene is also used in the BDSM community to refer to the community itself. For example, someone who loves bondage may consider themselves part of the BDSM scene.

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BDSM scenes can take a wide variety of forms, from gentle scenes involving sensual domination to more intense scenes with edgeplay. These scenes are only limited by your interests and your imagination. Understanding this, it’s smart to ease yourself into scenes. Start gently and work up to scenes with more intensity if you and your partners agree to start pushing limits. There are no wrong ways to conduct BDSM scenes, and they don’t need to involve pain or penetrative sex if you don’t want them to.

BDSM scenes often focus on power exchange, with submissive partners seemingly giving up control to dominant partners. However, this is always done with the full consent of submissives. Ethical dominant partners will never force their submissives to do something that they don’t really want to do. This is vital even for BDSM scenes that appear to involve coercion, such as rape scenes. To ensure ongoing consent, BDSM couples establish a safeword that the submissive can use to withdraw consent. When they say the safeword, the scene stops or slows down, depending on the agreement. Couples may also decide on a safe action that submissives can perform if they cannot speak.

Dominants should also monitor their submissives closely for signs of mental or physical distress. Sometimes during intense scenes, submissives may not know they should stop playing, so it’s a dominant’s responsibility to look out for them.

Dominants should also keep items handy that help them stop the scene quickly if required. For example, they may keep the keys for handcuffs close by, along with scissors for cutting bondage materials. It’s also smart to keep a bottle of water handy for staying hydrated during long scenes.

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After a BDSM scene, a dominant partner should always spend time on aftercare. Aftercare is a process that helps submissives feel nurtured by easing any emotional or physical stress they felt during the scene. It can also help them transition back to the real world. Aftercare might include rehydrating, cuddling, kissing, showering, and praising in a gentle tone. It’s also a good idea to unpack the scene and discuss what worked for you, and what didn’t. This kind of open communication can help you plan a better scene next time.

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