What is Trampling?
Trampling is a BDSM practice in which an individual gets sexually aroused by the thought of having stepped upon and/or walked over by their partner. It is commonly practiced with a female dominant and male submissive, but can be done by any gender or combination of players.
Theoretical/ Physical/ Psychological Background
The act of Trampling is common is Sadomasochism scenes. The submissive can get aroused by the feeling of pain or having the weight of the dominant gradually being applied to them. Direct physical pain can be pleasurable to them through sexual masochism while the feeling of being helpless and vulnerable may appear pleasing to them through erotic humiliation. The dominant may experience sexual pleasure by the thought of being in power or having control over someone.
Trampling places an individual below the feet of the other. Some interpret such position as a symbol of complete surrender, obedience and subservience. The dominant is granted full control of the submissive’s body. This makes it a form of Power Exchange. A temporary shift of power requires trust and responsibility. The submissive trusts the dominant. As such, the dominant has the responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of the submissive.
In CBT (Cock and Ball Torture) scenes trampling is very common. This kind of trampling is usually done with boots or heels and focuses almost entirely on the genitals. In extreme forms of this kind of trampling, heels can break the skin, pierce the scrotum, or even be used as urethral sounds.
Practicality/ Do’s and Don’ts
The main purposes of Trampling are to humiliate and inflict pain to a specific part of the body. It does not have the intent of crushing the submissive or beating them up with the feet. Trampling is usually done as an activity on its own. However, it can be combined in Restrictive Bondage and Dirty Talk for a heavier BDSM feel. Trampling is a consensual activity. As such, all involved parties should give their consent before engaging in the activity. A safeword or action, as well as a set of rules and limits, is necessary to prevent unwanted injuries and unnecessary incidents.
Like other forms of Impact Play and Rough Play, Trampling carries serious health risks. If done improperly or haphazardly, Trampling can lean to muscle strain, dislocation and broken bones. The pressure produced by the weight of the dominant may also cut off blood circulation and make breathing more difficult, especially if it is done in the back region or the chest area. Using a chair or holding onto something can decrease the weight being delivered to the submissive. Areas to avoid while Trampling include the head, face, neck, spine, ribs, diaphragm, stomach, tailbone, kneecaps and ankles. The dominant should always be mindful of the pressure being applied, especially if wearing heels that can potentially pierce the skin.
Related Fetishes and Practices
Trampling is closely associated with Crush Fetishism, Foot Fetishism, Boots Fetishism, Shoes Fetishism and Macrophilia. As mentioned above trampling can be practiced during CBT and ball kicking sessions.
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