What is “Caging”?
Caging is a practice in BDSM that is characterized by confining the submissive partner in a cage.
Caging is done to train a slave or sub. Cages in BDSM are said to be a powerful training tool that, when used as a form of punishment, can boost obedience and submission.
In a master-slave type of relationship, caging is made part of a series of sexual practices aimed to modify a slave’s undesirable behavior. The goal of caging is to gain control and make the slave or sub give up their will. In the long run, when the slave finally feels accustomed to their assigned cage, they will no longer associate negative feelings with being locked up behind steel bars. Instead, they will start to feel a sense of security and protection when caged.
As the slave slowly feels more and more comfortable inside their cage, this means that they have finally come into terms with their role and their fate as a devoted slave to their master.
Dos, Don’ts & Tips
- The practice of caging should not be done if the sub or slave is claustrophobic or has issues with being confined in a restricted space for long durations.
- If a Dom fantasizes about caging, consulting the sub about is necessary.
- Doms and masters should be careful not to leave their sub or slave unattended in their cage for an exceedingly long amount of time.
- Being locked up restricts the sub’s movement and they are often left to remain in one position. As a result, muscles get cramped and the sub/slave also experiences extreme fatigue.
- The size of the cage is very crucial as well.
- Cages that are too small tend to bring discomfort to the slave or sub, and thus defeats the purpose of locking them up.
Related Practices & Fetishes
Erotic humiliation can be done verbally or physically and is done as part of a sexual act in BDSM. Subs are the ones humiliated in the BDSM setting. Exposing the sub’s sex organs, insulting them and even urinating or defecating on the sub are ways Dom execute erotic humiliation.