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Political & Fetish

Political & Fetishes are very personal and vary from person to person. The information in this section is a general guide to some LGBT+ community terms.

When dealing with these terms it is important to remember that gender identity, romantic and sexuality are Independent of each other.

Some of these terms can be used in a derogatory way and it is always best practice to ask the person which terms they prefer.

  • Age Play
    Age Play

    Ageplay is a form of roleplaying in which an individual acts or treats another as if they were a different age. Ageplay is roleplaying between adults, and involves consent from all parties. Ageplay can be sexual or non-sexual.

  • Armpit
    Armpit

    Armpit fetishism (also known as maschalagnia) is a partialism in which an individual is sexually attracted to armpits - something which may lead to axillism, or armpit intercourse (sexual activity with one or both armpits).

  • BDSM
    BDSM

    BDSM is a variety of often erotic practices or roleplaying involving bondage, discipline, dominance and submission, sadomasochism, and other related interpersonal dynamics.

  • Bear Brotherhood
    Bear Brotherhood

    In general, a bear is a large, hairy, overtly masculine gay man however, the community champions inclusion and self-identification is the only required characteristic.

  • Boot
    Boot

    Boot fetishism is a sexual fetish focused on boots. Boots have become the object of sexual attraction amounting to fetishism for some people and they have become a standard accessory in BDSM scenes.

  • Bootblack
    Bootblack

    Bootblacking is in general care and polish for someone's boots or other leather goods. A bootblack is a person that performs such a service. Bootblacking may be part of a ritual where the submissive partner would shine the dominant's boots.

  • Fat Pride
    Fat Pride

    Fat fetishism is sexual attraction to overweight or obese people due to their weight/size.

  • Feet
    Feet

    Foot fetishism (podophilia) is a pronounced sexual interest in feet, and is the most common form of sexual fetishism for otherwise non-sexual objects or body parts.

  • Fisting
    Fisting

    Fisting is a sexual activity that involves inserting a hand into the vagina or rectum. Fisting may be performed without a partner, but it is most often a partnered activity.

  • Furry (Dog)
    Furry (Dog)

    A person who enjoys animal characters with human characteristics, in particular a person who dresses up in costume as such a character or uses one as an avatar online.

  • Furry (Kitten)
    Furry (Kitten)

    A person who enjoys animal characters with human characteristics, in particular a person who dresses up in costume as such a character or uses one as an avatar online.

  • Kitten Play
    Kitten Play

    A person who enjoys roleplay as a kitten or cat.

  • Leather Boy
    Leather Boy

    A submissive within the leather community or tradition; usually seeking a paternal/maternal figure.

  • Leather Girl
    Leather Girl

    A submissive within the leather community or tradition; usually seeking a paternal/maternal figure.

  • Leather Pride
    Leather Pride

    The leather pride flag is not associated with any particular gender or sexuality but instead indicates a preference for kink. The "leather subculture" is somewhat hard to define as it encompasses a wide variety of activities."

  • Master/Slave
    Master/Slave

    The symbols represent, master and submissive. The single vertical line is for authority, power, or dominance. The grouping of three horizontal lines is apparently a standard psychological symbol for submission or passive intellect.

  • Ownership
    Ownership

    Ownership represents everyone who is seeking or pursuing a relationship based on ownership or possession: that is, Master/slave or Dominance/submission relationships.

  • Pony Play
    Pony Play

    Pony Play is the fetish practice of treating humans as horses, which can include things like wearing hooves and ears (similar to puppy play), wearing tack (bridles, saddles, etc.) and pulling carts.

  • Puppy Play
    Puppy Play

    In puppy play, or dog play, one of the participants acts out canine mannerisms and behaviours, which is sometimes associated with leather culture.

  • Rubber Pride
    Rubber Pride

    At a very basic level rubber fetishism is similar to leather fetishism, in that it revolves around clothing made of rubber (latex, PVC, polyurethane, etc.). Likewise, it has developed a significant number of associated sub-fetishes.

  • Slave Fetish
    Slave Fetish

    An individual who serves another in an authority-exchange structured relationship.

  • Straight Ally
    Straight Ally

    A person who identifies as heterosexual but supports the LGBT+ communities and the activities.

  • Switch
    Switch

    A person who participates in relationships, scenes and activities as a Top/Dominant or bottom/submissive depending on their mood, partner or the situation. Some switches enjoy changing their power dynamic during the scene.

  • Trans Ally
    Trans Ally

    A person who doesn't identify as Trans but supports the Trans communities and activities.

  • Twink Pride
    Twink Pride

    Twinks are often clean-shaven to emphasise a youthful, fresh-faced appearance and are generally in their early 20s and slim, similar to a boyish appearance. The term is often modified by various descriptors, e.g. femme twink, muscle twink etc.

  • Uniform Pride
    Uniform Pride

    Uniform Fetish revolves around wearing uniforms during play, very often these will be military uniforms, but we have seen the term used in a very broad sense as well (think nurses and schoolgirls).

  • Watersports
    Watersports

    As a paraphilia, urine may be consumed or the person may bathe in it. May include arousal from wetting or seeing someone else urinate in their pants or underclothes, or wetting the bed.