What It Really Means When You Call Your Boyfriend ‘Daddy’
It can be a lot more than a nickname.
For years the “Daddy” dynamic in relationships has remained almost entirely a secret phenomena to those outside of the BDSM sphere.
And now women, in real life and on social media, have started calling their boyfriends or their husbands “Daddy.”
It’s suddenly a common thing, but what does it mean when a girl calls a man “Daddy”?
The answer is more complex than you might think.
In the BDSM community and lifestyle, a male lover taking on a quasi-paternal role of nurturing caregiver and disciplinarian becomes the “Daddy Dom” in a dynamic referred to as DDlg (Daddy Dom/little girl) relationships.
What is a Daddy Dom?
The Daddy Dom indulges, edifies and chastises his childlike, submissive partner, who may be both emotionally and financially dependent upon him.
The partner to a “Daddy” (or “Mommy”) is a “little girl” or (“little boy”), though this half of the relationship hasn’t received as much attention.
This kind of submissive enjoys being treated like a child by her lover, most commonly calling her partner “Daddy” both in and out of the bedroom. She’s fully integrated with her inner child, not play-acting the character of a young girl in her relationship.