Woman wearing a collar with attached chain
|B&D, B/D, or BD||Bondage and discipline|
|D&s, D/s, or Ds||Dominance and submission|
|S&M, S/M, or SM||Sadism and masochism|
|Top/Dominant||partner who performs or controls the activity|
|Bottom/Submissive||partner who receives or is controlled|
|Switch||switches between roles|
Sub (short for submissive) is a term used to conote a person who gives up control and gets satisfaction from aspects of submission which may include serving or being used by a Dom or dominant person. Subs often are turned on by suspense, vulnerability, and/or giving up responsibility. They don't dictate the scene except in very general terms. Such a person could also be a masochist or bottom but this is not always the case.
The relationship between a sub and their Dom may be very transitory or can be permanent. Some subs are married to their Dom. Long term relationships are known as D/s (Dominant/submissive) relationships.
Graphical illustration (Euler diagram) of practitioners in fetish and BDSM
|Top/Bottom||Top - Bottom (Switch)|
|Dom/Submissive||Dom - Sub|
|Master/Slave||Master - Slave|
|This article based on an article Sub (23 May 2016) from the free Encyklopedia Wipipedia. The Wipipedia article is published under GNU-License for free Documentation. In Wipipedia is a List of Authors available those who worked on the text before being incorporated in WikiMANNia.|