Pup play is a kind of role play in which humans adopt the persona and mentality of a puppy. This can take many forms; from simply enjoying the headspace of feeling like a puppy to wearing a pup hood, pup mitts or other pup gear to playing with other pups or even playing with someone who role plays as a handler.
A puppy is the term for a human who enjoys taking on a role with a canine personality. For some, being a puppy is a headspace they enter for a limited period of time, for example, to unwind or just play. While for others, it can be an identity they wear 24/7. Some pups are single (or strays), while others may be partnered or be collared (belonging to a handler, trainer or a sir/madam). Some pups may even join a larger pack of pups and adopt puppy roles such as alpha, beta and omega.
A handler is the term for a person who enjoys role playing as someone who takes care of a pup. Handlers can take many forms, from a nurturing caretaker or a firm leash-holder to an obedience trainer or a Sir/madam. The relationship between handlers and pups can be romantic, sexual, or even platonic.
It can be any of those things and pup play is different for different people. Most pups and handlers find some kind of physical or sexual gratification from it. Many find a romantic connection, making pup play a part of a relationship. And some just want to enjoy the puppy headspace with platonic friends. There’s no wrong way to be a pup!
All you need is a desire to be in the pup headspace and an openness to explore. The rest is up to you! Pup play and is open to people of all genders and orientations. Whether you’re a straight pup, a queer pup or any other kind of pup, you belong in the puppy play community and on Pupspace.