Aftercare in BDSM and Cuckolding

Aftercare in BDSM and Cuckolding, What is BDSM Aftercare? Why is it Necessary? Aftercare in Cuckolding, Types of Aftercare, Does Everyone Need Aftercare?

Aftercare in BDSM and Cuckolding
Aftercare in BDSM and Cuckolding

If you’re curious about exploring BDSM with your partner, it can seem like there is an endless list of considerations. It’s not quite as simple as dressing up a certain way and tying your partner up; you both need to discuss what fantasy you’re interested in, set your hard and soft limits, pick your safe words… and then the step that many don’t think to prepare for: aftercare.

Even though it takes place ‘after’ a scene, aftercare requires forethought and conversation. But what is it exactly?

What is BDSM Aftercare?

Aftercare is, very simply, the time you and your partner take after playtime to recover and also to see to each other’s emotional and physical needs. Certain role-plays and kinky acts can be both physically and psychologically taxing, so this time is great for relaxing, as well as getting back to reality.’

Why is it Necessary?

Our fantasies don’t necessarily correlate with who we are in our regular, day-to-day lives. While we may want our partner to dress as a demanding authoritarian who exacts humiliating punishments on us during kinky play, that’s not how we want them to treat us during the normal course of our relationship. Aftercare functions as a ‘recalibration’ for the normalcy of your relationship.

There can be a physical toll as well. Many people compare the sensation immediately following a scene (sometimes called a ‘sub drop,’ though it happens to tops as well) as being similar to sensations felt after an intense athletic performance. The rush of endorphins coupled with potential physical exertion can leave you feeling weak, fatigued, or dazed, and you may be slightly dehydrated depending on the intensity of the scene.

Aftercare in Cuckolding

Aftercare is of the utmost importance to any relationship delving into kinky, BDSM-related play. The same is true of your cuckold relationship. While your husband might find humiliation exceptionally arousing, it can also be emotionally damaging. Aftercare is meant to soothe any emotional pain he might have suffered and return your relationship to a normal state.

Cuckold humiliation doesn’t always fall into a “scene.” After all, if you’re making an offhanded comment about your husband’s small cock while you’re at dinner or mentioning how much you’d like to sleep with a guy you just flirted with, you’re not doing so within the confines of a scene, at least in the traditional sense.

That means you have to engage in aftercare a little differently, but most of the time it will be pretty simple. Tell your husband you love him. Show him physical affection. Compliment the things he does well. Ultimately, the humiliation damages his ego (while turning him on like nothing else). You need to counterbalance that in other areas. If you’re not prepared to do so, you shouldn’t engage in cuckold humiliation play.

Types of Aftercare

Aftercare can be generally put into two categories: physical and emotional. Physical aftercare includes things such as helping remove any paraphernalia like restraints or blindfolds, getting your partner something to eat or drink (blood sugar levels can be important to pay attention to), providing a blanket or warm clothing, kissing or caressing any part of their body, or specifically to an area that may have been marked during play, or providing affection and comfort in a quiet place.

An intimate massage can be a great way to connect with your partner while offering a comforting touch, and a warm massage oil can soothe both your muscles and the skin if you were engaging in impact play. A bath or shower is also great; it serves a practical clean-up purpose as well as letting you both share an intimate and relaxing moment!

Emotional aftercare involves discussing the scene and how you both felt about it, good and bad, which is integral for ensuring that you both understand each other’s needs and expectations from play. You also may want to give your partner assurances about their kink, reminding them that nothing they did or enjoyed makes them ‘weird’ or ‘perverse.’ Making a conscious point to continue this conversation after a couple of days also makes sure you’re both aware of any negative feelings that have lingered, and can also serve to make you excited about the next time.

Does Everyone Need Aftercare?

Some people might be completely okay without aftercare or may prefer to be left alone rather than kiss and cuddle. That’s why it’s important to negotiate aftercare before getting started.

If you’re just starting to experiment with BDSM and not sure what kind of aftercare you or your partner may need, discussing your feelings after the scene serves as your jumping-off point for the care you or your partner would like to receive in experiences to come.

Additionally, many assume that aftercare is exclusively something that a Dominant must provide for a sub, though that simply isn’t true. Someone in a Dominant role may experience the same ‘drop’ from physical exertion as a sub, and can similarly desire the emotional connection that re-establishes the normal, loving, and affectionate roles of your relationship.

There is no one way to provide or receive aftercare, the only real guideline is to be open, accepting, and attentive to the emotional and physical needs of your partner, while also making sure that your own needs are met as well.

Written by: Katy Thorn

Source:

Volonté https://www.lelo.com/blog/bdsm-beginners-aftercare/

Becca Bellamy https://beccabellamy.net/

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