a form of BDSM, popular in the gay leather community, in which individuals role-play being “pups” or their handlers. Similar to other forms of BDSM, there may be a dominant/submissive dynamic to the relationship, even though it is playful – e.g. if the handler says “sit”, the pub will sit.
Puppy play isn’t necessarily sexual in nature – it could be about play or leisure, or like other forms of roleplay, a form of escapism.
Originally published: 17th January, 2022
Last modified: January 17, 2022