Exactly exactly just How numerous Dominants Are Out There?

Exactly exactly just How numerous Dominants Are Out There?

Of the 435 self-identified tops on our study, only 115 identify as kinky, and just 87% of the (92 individuals total) as dominants. Meanwhile, of our 525 bottoms, 190 identify as kinky, and 172 as subs — meaning that subs outnumber doms 2:1. 3.4% of kinky tops identify as submissives, 8% as switches and 2.24% as “none of this above” or “not certain. ”

DOMS / SUBS / SWITCHING: 16.2per cent Dominant, 35% Submissive, 41% Switches, 4.9% none for the above, 2.9% I’m Not Sure

Therefore, is the Dom Shortage that is alleged genuine? In accordance with Carolyn: “On one hand, speaking about a ‘Dom shortage’ suggests a kind of commodification of Doms that turns topics into items; contributes to objectification; and belies the truth that among individuals of any sex it’s difficult to locate an individual who is an experienced and respectful counterpart to whatever sex or play you’re wanting to have, who’s proficient at interacting, whoever relationship orientation fits up with yours, and whom you additionally find hot intellectually and emotionally and intimately both in instant and much deeper methods. As well as on one other hand, completely. ”

Since we’re here anyhow, personally i think motivated by a higher power that is queer also keep in mind that ideas like “dom shortage” and “top shortage” (which can be exhaled in identical breath as issues more than a so-called “butch shortage, ”) develop a paradigm of scarcity that may easily influence those searching for tops or doms to feel a particular degree of desperation or ambient social anxiety that leads someone to keep hold of their top for dear life, against all chances, even if the chances are enormous. The newest Topping Book states this clearly to its top readership: as a premier have been in one thing of the buyer’s market. (more…)