What Is Auctioned Off?
Auctioned Off is a consensual BDSM practice in which the submissive is being ‘sold’ to other dominants as a slave. Also referred to as Erotic Auction or Slave Auction, the practice involves a contract which details how long the buyer has ownership over the slave and what behaviors may be permitted.
Being auctioned off heightens a Dominant/submissive relationship. The involvement of money and a real transaction increases the dominant’s sense of ownership over the submissive and vise Versa. Buying a sub also gives the dom a greater sense of control and power over the sub than if they picked the sub for free. The submissive may feel the thrill of being objectified and sold to the highest bidder. The objectification, feeling of helplessness, and the possibility of abuse can arouse the submissive.
Auctioning off is a common practice, and there are even BDSM clubs that specialize in Slave Auctions. They may involve actual money for the purchase of the slave. Although some may frown upon the exchange of real money for humans, organizers of these events claim that the money raised during the auctions is donated to charity. In some instances, the slave receives a portion of the payment.
Dos and Don’ts
- Slaves are shown off on a stage or displayed in an ‘aquarium’.
- Typically they wear slave hoods to symbolize their slave status.
- This kind of depersonalization further humiliates the submissive or slave.
- Slaves may be stripped naked or dressed in erotic clothing to showcase their quality to the buyers.
- Although the auctioning process can be embarrassing and shameful for the submissive, these feelings of embarrassment and shame are associated cause erotic humiliation, leading to a more titillating sexual pleasure for the submissive.
- Auctioned Off can be practiced as a form of Consensual Non-consent. This means that the slave may act like they are being forced into this act or display a resistance while being auctioned.
- Despite the act, the slave has consented to the activity and is being auctioned off out of their own will.
- The slave may impose rules and limits to the buyer. It is common for the slave and the buyer to engage in negotiation before performing Dominant/submissive scenes.
- There are no inherent dangers to slave auctions as long as all parties consent.
- A contract or negotiation between the Master and slave is usually agreed upon beforehand.
- This allows the slave to inform their master and temporary owner what they accept and what they are willing to participate in.
- All other BDSM protocol and safe play practices should be observed after the sale and during play.
Related Fetishes and Practices
Most slave auction encounters involve humiliation and degradation. They can involve some sort of anonymous encounter depending on how the auction is set up. A grope box may be employed to let prospective buyers touch and evaluate the submissive prior to purchase.