Domination

A model dressed a dominatrix in a kinky photoshoot
Domination is what puts the D in BDSM. Domination is exerting power and taking control, making someone act – and sometimes even think and feel – the way you want them to do. Erotic domination is all about taking charge of someone else’s sexual desires, deciding for them what they’ll experience, and when.

The dominant, or dom, gets to both control and enable both partner’s sexual fantasies. The dom draws pleasure from the mere fact of having someone under their control.

Domination is not just about giving orders. By giving commands to their partner and taking control of the action in the bedroom, the dom receives just as much sexual pleasure as their partner

First and foremost, successful domination relies on good communication. Watch Wasteland’s explain the importance of communication in BDSM: