Financial domination (also known as findom) is a fetish lifestyle, in particular a practice of dominance and submission, in which a submissive (money slave, finsub, paypig, human ATM, or cash piggy ) gives gifts and money to a financial dominant (money mistress, findom/findomme, God/Goddess or money domme ).
The relation may often be accompanied by other practices of BDSM and D/s relationships, such as erotic humiliation, but there may be virtually no further intimacy between the individuals. The relationship between the submissive and the dominant may take place solely via online communication, but it is not uncommon for the submissive to accompany the dominant while shopping and paying with the submissive's money.
Such a relationship between individuals may be similar to, yet clearly distinguishable from, relationships based on Total Power Exchange. In the latter, the submissive may grant all their money saved and earned to the dominant, in addition to many other aspects of their autonomy, and it is not uncommon for both partners to have an intimate relationship as well. Financial domination can also be distinguished from sugar baby relationships in which a sugar daddy/mama offers gifts and money to the "baby" in return for a relationship, generally without any explicit elements of domination. In financial domination the submissive has no expectation of sexual contact in return for the money, and often there is no physical contact of any kind between the two parties.
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