A couple in a submission photoshootSubmission is what puts the S in D/s. Submission isn’t about giving up on your free will. It’s about letting go of control and allowing someone else take over for a while. That can mean anything from letting a partner call the shots in the bedroom to living an entire lifestyle of servitude.
A submissive person, or a sub, will receive pleasure from being dominated and will find being in control an exhausting experience. For a sub, having their partner takes the reins puts them in a relaxing, comfortable place.
Subs still have free will, of course, and can say no or use a safeword when something isn’t to their liking. Just because someone is submissive, doesn’t mean you can treat them like crap!