Types of BDSM Dominants

Generally there are a few types of Dominants in the BDSM Community. However overtime the basic types of Doms have branched off into sub-categories due to the style of personality the Dom has or is co-joined with a personal preference or kink the Dominant may have. So let’s look at the  most common types.

  • Femdom -Exclusively a feminine dominant woman that prefers the title of “Mistress, Madame or Lady”.
  • Domme – A female dominant be her feminine or masculine, if masculine she may prefer “Sir or Mr.”
  • Dom – A male dominant that prefers to be called either “Sir or Master”.
  • Master – A male or masculine female dominant that has been in the life for quite sometime and has mastered a craft or technique of BDSM, or has an active slave under their control.

Now let’s go over the styles of Dominants that have titles co-joined with their role in the lifestyle.

  • Findom (Financial Dom/me) male or female dominant that enjoys having their submissive give them money or expensive gifts, sometimes with the threat of blackmail
  • Sadist Dom/me male or masculine female that enjoys inflicting pain on their subjects, be it emotional, physical or mental.
  • Mommy – A dominant who choose to take on the role of a Daddy or Mommy, to a little submissive, or one who practices infantilism.  They typically focus on guiding, and caring for their submissives as a parent would.
  • DaddyDom – A softer dominant usually male that enjoys taking care of their submissive, adult babygirl in more ways or as a parent would a child at times. Some also may enjoy age-play and or the age regression of their submissive who may occasionally partake in child-like behavior.
  • Emotional Sadist  – A Sadist Dom/me that enjoys inflicting emotional and mental pain more so than physical in order to produce tears from their submissive. It often involves healing the sub of past traumatic experiences allowing them to conquer them.
  • Sensual Sadist – couple pain with sensuality and pleasure
  • Leathermen are dominants who practice the leather traditions of the Old Guard.  They have gone through the lessons and put in the work to earn their leathers and their positions within the community.