Resistance play is a type of sexual play that involves one partner "resisting" another partner's sexual advances. This may go as far as the dominant partner pretending to force the submissive partner to have sex. Individuals who enjoy resistance play either surrender control or are the one in control depending on whether they are the submissive or dominant partner. Another allure of resistance play for submissive partners is the feeling of being so irresistible to another person that the person must have them no matter what.
Acting out rape fantasies between consenting adults is the most popular type of resistance play.