A submissive person is one who, of their own free will, seeks to submit to
Submission, by nature, is a twofold phenomena that expresses itself through
power. Submissives, no matter what walks of life they may come from, all share
the desire to relinquish power to another individual. Their reasons are varied.
Some may find the relinquishment of responsibility to another paradoxically
Yet the paradox between freedom and entrapment is also expressed through the
power exchange between dominant and submissive. Though submitting, it is this
very submission they desire. Though dominants push their submissives'
boundaries, submissives have the power to end play when it progresses too far.
This concept is embodied within the safe word.
Thus submissives have varied reasons for their actions, and their sexual role in
the realm of BDSM often has no real correlation with who they are outside of
play. Precisely who holds the power within the relationship is debatable. It is
therefore arguable that despite outward appearances of dominance and submission,
a D&S relationship has as much equality between partners as any vanilla