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Fear Play

A form of mental play where participants consent to being scared by physical or mental threats. Sometimes part of discipline or a power exchange geared towards the recipient being scared of potential punishment.

For some people there can be pleasure derived from imminent threat, but also from lingering threat. For the latter this is often played out over longer periods of time as a feeling of fear slowly builds within the dynamic. For many fear play is a way to experience the rush of adrenaline and other hormones associated with fear, without having to experience this feat without consent.

Fear play can also be part of using impact implements where the anticipation of impact can cause a sense of fear. Other types of play like knife play, needle play and electro play can have a fear element as part of the scene.

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