A form of roleplay where one participant treats the other as though they were at a different age than they are, for example roleplaying as an adult disciplining a child. As with all BDSM practices, ageplay is done only between consenting adults.
What is “Age Play”?
Age Play in BDSM involves role playing or pretending as a specific age that is not the player’s exact/current biological age. The player can pretend to be someone older or younger than their real age. Age play can involve the Dom, sub, or both. D-type is where one of the players assume the role of a parental figure, elderly or someone akin to a caretaker. S-type, on the other hand, most often involve taking on younger age roles that range from infantilism to adolescence.
Background and Controversy
There is a strong debate against the practice of age play. Critics argue that age play is closely related to pedophilia. The truth is people who engage in age play are not pedophiles. They do not harbor any interest in children or adolescents. According to Psychologists, the enjoyment in age play can be traced to the desire and/or positive emotions experienced in the child-like elements present in adults.
At the same time, role-playing a certain age different from their real one is a way for them to express their childish emotions and inner conflicts. It likewise enables age players to abandon any responsibilities pressing in real life. Likewise, it allows the dominant player to assert control, discipline, punishments, rewards, and affection to their sub just like in many other BDSM, fetish, and roleplay scenarios.
Ageplay in Practice
Ageplay in BDSM can range from mildly sexual to highly sexual. Mild ageplay focuses more on improving the dynamics of power exchange among partners. It can serve as a practice for tops and a way for bottoms to be more open and fully expressive about their submissive nature. Among the activities that take place in ageplay include bratting, bottle feeding, corner time, diapering and imprisoning. There may also props donned and used by the players involved. Props include dchildren’s toys, cribs, dresses and/or outfits with ruffles and even baby food.
Meanwhile, more extreme ageplay involves the portrayal and sexualization of different family roles and relationships. There are many webcam performers that engage in age play both in relation to family role play and strictly age acting.
Related Practices & Fetishes
One of the fetishes related to ageplay is Alphamegamia. It is a type of sexual fetish or fantasy where individuals find sexual gratification from imagining sexual intercourse or a sensual relationship with a person who is either much younger or older than they are.
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