Sexual ageplay

Sexual Ageplay is a type of sexual roleplay which, because of its dominance and submission aspects, is considered a form of BDSM. It may be referred to as edgeplay because of its level of social acceptability; such roleplay may involve (fictional) incest, and a common reaction is to associate child roleplaying in a sexual situation with pedophilia. Most sexual ageplayers resent any association with pedophilia, and claim that neither party is encouraged to believe there is a real child involved, and that it involves two consenting adults with one expressing the assumed emotional vulnerability of a child.

In sexual ageplaying, the dominant generally plays the role of some form of a guardian/authority figure (teacher, doctor, parent, etc). Ageplay can also be bratplay in which the "child" is disobedient and bratty, and puts up verbal or physical resistance. (In such play, a safeword is even more important.)

Ageplay practices may include:

  • * spanking
  • * diapering (i.e. putting the submissive partner in diapers as though he or she were an infant)
  • * humiliating medical procedures such as rectal temperature taking, the insertion of suppositories, the giving of enemas.

Note that some of these practices, though not often applied to children nowadays, were commonplace some decades ago, and remain common in submission and humiliation fantasy.

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