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Castration Play

This is play related to the idea of castration (decommissioning or ablation of the testicles / testes).

There are two main approaches:

  1. Verbal. This is where discussion is the focus. This can be discussion of future castration (e.g. threats, or planning); of an activity in the present (e.g. implying that a sensation, particularly for a blindfolded partner, constitutes castration); or, for detesticulated people, and sometimes for people who have had a vasectomy, dwelling on a past castration or past castration-related experience or their present embodied reality.
  2. Physical. This is physical action short of lasting physical damage, and is a subset of CBT.

Castration play may involve a masculine, neuter or non-binary receiving role (e.g. steer), or a receiving role that interprets castration as feminizing (e.g. sissy). It should not be assumed what a partner's gender interpretation of the play is without asking.

The giving role in castration play is Castrator or Castratrix. In other castration play settings with multiple people, a steer role may be taken on opposite a Bull, who is a sexual Top, but is not necessarily the same person as the Castrator/Castratrix.

Whereas cock and ball torture focuses upon the erotic possibilities of genital pain itself, castration play places heavier emphasis on the socio-cultural meanings of (implied) damage to genitalia.

Note: Actual castration does not count as 'play'. Whilst there are many cases of castration events outside of clinical settings, there is a great deal of danger associated with this. Somebody who consents to 'play' does not consent to actual testicular damage. Actual castration is a valid body modification under informed consent, and a BDSM dynamic may be involved in the support of that, but it should not be supposed that a person passionate about castration play holds a genuine desire to be detesticulated. As always, ask.

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