Fear play or terror play is sexual activity involving the use of fear to create sexual arousal. Such activities are believed to be limited to the very small number of people for whom fear is sexually arousing, typically as part of BDSM activities.
Fear play is typically considered edge play, a category of BDSM related activities with high physical and/or psychological risk. The exact practices vary widely depending the individual participants. Limits are considered very important to follow, however they may be pushed in some scenes.
Some types of fear play may take advantage of a person's doubts, such as abandonment or humiliation. Others are more physically based. Medical play, knife play, or kidnappings may include a psychological aspect of fear, but it may be the physical activity that causes the emotion.
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