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To play (verb) is to occupy oneself in amusement, sport or other recreation. Perhaps to act in jest or sport; "They're not quarreling in earnest, they're just playing." The dictionary offers numerous variations on the idea "to play."

Spanking playEdit

In consensual spanking, spankee and spanker (perhaps "players") are playing a "sport" or acting out a "game." Whether a spanking is fantasy or real life, participants generally agree they are playing to entertain themselves. Playing out a spanking often builds high levels of erotic energy, such that players want to return to the scene again and again.

It is common to invent a device that rationalizes the playing, i.e., the spankee will deliberately break a "rule," knowing the spanker will start the game. Scene and setting are elements in playing out a spanking because they help set up the sport and action for the players.

BDSM playEdit

The term 'play' is also used for other BDSM activities. It emphasizes the consensuality of whatever happens and also the idea that BDSM is for fun and pleasure.

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