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The term female-led relationship (or "FLR") refers to a model for romantic heterosexual relationship in which both partners agree that the woman will act as the leader and ultimate authority. If the participants are married, the arrangement may be termed a female-led marriage (FLM) or wife-led marriage (WLM).
This type of relationship may involve various kinds of dominate behavior by the female partner. It can include control over finances of both people by the woman, determination of where the couple lives, works, or how they live on a daily basis in every aspect of the relationship. The relationship of this type is much more widely practiced than is openly recognized.
As a part of a FLR, punishment and/or rewards are sometimes used to control or train the male partner.
Sexual activity may be completely controlled by the woman who determines how and when sex is practiced. In extreme cases, the man may be limited to orally satisfying the wife and may often be teased and denied in return.
In its ultimate extreme, the Female Led Relationship may involve sexual freedom for the woman but fidelity of the male partner. However, this extreme type of relationship is mostly a result of fantasy on the part of the male. This type of extreme relationship can better be described as Fem/dom relationships. There are literally thousands of websites that appeal to that kind of relationship. There are many types of chastity devices available on the web including from Amazon.com. Obviously, the large number of sites would suggest that the practice is more widespread than widely known. Male chastity can also be a part of this type of relationship.