In many sexual sub-cultures, being a cuckold is often associated with being submissive, but in the case of the Dominant Cuckold the man is dominant and the woman is submissive. Through his dominance he persuades her to have sex with men other than himself. This often includes, but not always, the Dominant choosing the submissive's sexual partners.
Another common practice is for the Dominant to instruct the submissive to find a lover, either permanent or a one-night stand, on her own. This fetish often allows the submissive to fulfill fantasies of having sex with other men thanks to the Dominant removing any reason for guilt by ordering her to do so. The key difference between D/s swingers and the Dominant Cuckold is his desire to see his submissive with other men rather than using his power to also have sex with other people.