Dominance and submission often receives a bad rap from the general public. People are often confused as to why a sexual partner might want to be submissive to another individual, and the idea of being controlling over someone else strikes them as odd and outdated – especially when it comes to heterosexual dominance between a dominant male and submissive female. They might have seen domination porn and become disillusioned by what it actually is. People might feel that it’s a step back in terms of equality and feminism. What they’re not understanding is the benefits that bondage provides the consenting adults in such a relationship.
Put simply, dominance and submission refers to a power exchange between two consenting individuals. One partner will become the dominant partner, and the other will become the submissive, this is not limited to young couples, heterosexual couples nor is it related to age. A mature male might be in a gay intergenerational relationship where his younger partner is sexually dominating. The level of this differs between relationships. The dominance and submission and ultimate power exchange might be solely limited to the bedroom, or it might seep through life in the household. Very few relationships encompass a total power control, where the dominant is responsible for all the decisions made, though the people that are in such relationships often report to be far more stable and stronger than they would be without the support of their dominant partner. Let’s explore dominance and submission a little more, in order to gain a thorough understanding of the practice.