Feeling Loki with it.
Also be noted that it isn't really a fandom thing, me nor my pet identify as members of this fandom.
Do you think females are more often than not the pet in the relationship?
From what I observe more women like to be treated like cats more than anyone wanting to be treated like anything else. Men seem to gravitate to puppy's sometimes, but only severe subs.That is a good question actually. I bet there's more female owners than pets.
As for the whole master/pet thing, I never could really wrap my head around it. Seems like a lot of theatrical bullshit that plays on the submission and dominance thing.
@Lastdirewolf: Huh. Well everyone has their own interpretation of it I suppose.
From what I observe more women like to be treated like cats more than anyone wanting to be treated like anything else. Men seem to gravitate to puppy's sometimes, but only severe subs.
Yeah, and for some reason male pets seem to focus on it more as a fetish then a relationship dynamic. While many women desire it as both. Again I am no expert but I have been around said communities for a while.Is that so? I never knew the cat thing. I suppose its not so much of a shock to me that guys would go for a dog role. They kinda give off that "strong yet dumb" vibe I've seen some subby straight guys embrace.
They kinda are. I mean, they're still owned, but yeah. That's the difference for a lot of people between sub and slave. A D/s relationship, at least in BDSM is generally tailored to the subs limits and interests. While dynamics and rules very from person to person.. it's usually the Dom serving the subs needs. (Not serving in the subservient sense.. just, give and take. Power exchange.. etc) In D/lg type relationships the Dom is the caretaker and protector. It's kinda like that for M/p as well. It's less 'in control' and more 'given the lead'. At least from what I've seen. Then again, I've seen subs with more protocol and rules than many slaves so eh.I still hold by my belief that people playing as cats should be the true master in the relationship. A happy cat is one that feels in control. They can actually get depressed or aggressive if they feel weak (sure you can have a variety of cats, but it's a psychological need to be in control). As for dogs, they're really smart as well so I don't get why people think they're dumb. If someone chose to be the dog they have a few choices: a spoiled brat (often in charge), highly obedient (easily the sub), or out of control (obviously in charge). Also, a dog won't blindly obey you until you train them to do so. They are constantly choosing what will give them the best reward. Obedient dogs have been hardwired to believe that you know what's best for them. Appeasement is a sign in animals that they're afraid of you. I don't get how this translates to being hot.
A bit much.. I haven't met anyone who does that sort of stuff often.. and I mean often as in more than once or twice unless they're in a safe setting where those around them have consented to it. A lot of people even in the lifestyle have jobs and doing things like that is a no-no if you want to keep it.Yes, most pets won't go anywhere without their masters leading them on a walk.
are you kidding me, no that's fucking dumb :V
A bit much.. I haven't met anyone who does that sort of stuff often.. and I mean often as in more than once or twice unless they're in a safe setting where those around them have consented to it. A lot of people even in the lifestyle have jobs and doing things like that is a no-no if you want to keep it.
it's mostly harmless, done for fun and for the lulz. why do they do that at anime conventions? bc we know doing it out in the real world would be viewed as just a wee bit bizarre.Oh yeah. Leashes and collars are seen a lot at anime conventions. The otaku fandom enjoys this type of relationship.