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Body worship is the practice of physically revering a part of another person's body, and is usually done as a submissive act in the context of BDSM. It is often an expression of erotic fetishism[1] but it can also be used as part of service-oriented submission[2] or sexual roleplay. It typically involves kissing, licking or sucking parts of a dominant's body[3] such as the vulva,[4] the penis,[5] the buttocks,[6] the feet,[7] the breasts or the muscles.[8]

Dominatrices sometimes use body worship as part of dominance and submission.[9] This may involve a submissive stroking, massaging or bathing the dominatrix[10] or kissing and licking her buttocks.[6] Alternatively the submissive may be instructed to perform cunnilingus[11] or anilingus, in some cases while the dominatrix is facesitting on the submissive.[6] A muscle worship fetish may be catered for by a dominatrix who is also a bodybuilder.[12]

See also


  1. ^ Alani, Lux (2015). The Little Vanilla Book: S&M Wisdom to Improve Your Everyday Life. Simon and Schuster. p. 108. ISBN 9781582705712.
  2. ^ Easton, Dossie; Hardy, Janet W. (2011). The New Bottoming Book. SCB Distributors. p. 143. ISBN 9781890159870.
  3. ^ Baker, Paul (2004). Fantabulosa: A Dictionary of Polari and Gay Slang. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 86. ISBN 9780826473431.
  4. ^ Lindemann, Danielle J. (2012). Dominatrix: Gender, Eroticism, and Control in the Dungeon. University of Chicago Press. p. 202. ISBN 9780226482590.
  5. ^ "What is Cock Worship?". Kinkly. 3 September 2022.
  6. ^ a b c Aggrawal, Anil (2008). Forensic and Medico-legal Aspects of Sexual Crimes and Unusual Sexual Practices. CRC Press. p. 147. ISBN 9781420043099.
  7. ^ Delaney, Tim (2017). Social Deviance. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 316. ISBN 9781442252547.
  8. ^ Lindemann (2012), p. 114.
  9. ^ Miss Elle (6 September 2016). "What Working as a Dominatrix Taught Me About Dating Men". Thrillist.
  10. ^ Easton & Hardy (2011), p. 143.
  11. ^ Lindemann (2012), p. 202.
  12. ^ Richardson, Niall (2016). Transgressive Bodies: Representations in Film and Popular Culture. Routledge. pp. 68–71. ISBN 9781317007395.