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Female dominance (or femdom) refers to BDSM relationships and BDSM scenes in which the dominant partner is female. Often a dominant woman, she may be called a Domme //, Femdomme, Domina, or Dominatrix, depending on context or personal preference. A female dominant in a master/slave relationship is often termed a Mistress, not to be confused with the colloquial usage of mistress as a kept sexual partner without a similarly formalized power relationship.
Generally, activities consist of anything from role reversal to more extreme acts of BDSM such as torture.
As with other BDSM orientations, there is no predefined set of activities that necessarily fall exclusively within the sphere of female dominance. Typically, the female dominant determines the activity within the context of a consensual encounter.
Activities can include strap-on dildo penetration (pegging) in which the dominant partner performs anal sex on the submissive partner, if male, or if the partner is female, either vaginal sex or anal sex, facesitting or smothering, which both tend to focus on the submissive partner performing cunnilingus on the dominant partner, or in some instances "forced" feminization of a male partner. The dominant female may have a submissive partner perform acts of fellatio on her strap-on dildo or engage in intercourse with other individuals and force the submissive partner to watch.
Practices of domination common to many BDSM and other various sexual relationships are also prevalent, such as various forms of orgasm denial, cock and ball torture, tease and denial and tie and tease, as well as ageplay, erotic spanking, cunnilingus, felching, body worship, verbal humiliation, foot worship, ass worship, face slapping, hair pulling, caning, dripping hot wax on the genitals, heavy whipping, spitting, golden showers, forced chastity and forced bisexuality.
A 1985 study suggests that about 30% of participants in BDSM activities are females. A 1995 study indicates that 89% of heterosexual females who are active in BDSM expressed a preference for a submissive-recipient role in sexual bondage, suggesting also a preference for a dominant male, and 71% of heterosexual males preferred a dominant-initiator role.
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