Brats – The Wild Submissives

Brats – The Wild Submissives

Brats – The Wild submissives is a guest post by Deviant Succubus. Although not a member of The SWC, she is a regular contributor to Tell Me About… and we are delighted that she agreed to write this piece for us. 

What is a brat in BDSM and D/s?

Both within the kink community and the world outside of it, there are stereotypical ideas of what a submissive should be like: obedient, timid and with a strong urge to please the Dominant either in the bedroom or in a 24/7 lifestyle relationship. This concept of submissiveness is quite limiting. Submissives are individuals like everyone else. The needs, wants and personality of those who identify with the submissive role are different for everyone, and also very closely linked to the sort of connection the person has with their Dominant. And there is one group of submissives in particular that is very much excluded from the stereotypical concept of submissiveness: brats.

For a long time, brats were looked upon with suspicion. They were shunned at play parties and dungeon events. They were seen as disruptive, disrespectful and unwanted. Play with them seemed non-consensual to outsiders and they were described as being a bad representation of the idea of strict rules within BDSM and D/s connections. Luckily, things have changed.

What is a brat in the context of BDSM and D/s? A brat is a submissive that wants to play and needs to be pushed into submission. That might sound paradoxical but it isn’t. Just like in any other play, there is consent. The brat consents to what is going to happen, and agrees to being the submissive part. But they don’t want to give up control that easily: they want to fight for control, they want to make sure that the Dominant is worthy of their submission, and they see the fighting as foreplay.

There are many different types of brats. The one that is often portrayed in pornographic movies is the princess type. You can imagine someone who is spoiled, always seems to get their way and is not used to having their limits shown to them. There is also the ageplay type of brat, that is poking and playful. There is the witty brat who talks back and knows how to spark the dominant side in their partner. And there is the strong personality type of brat that knows how to fight back and refuses to give up control and power easily.

How does one play with a brat? Just like with any other play in BDSM and D/s connections, there is going to be negotiations, limits and consent.  Playing with a brat doesn’t involve protocol or meticulous planning. It is more spontaneous and reactive. It involves the fighting, the being forced into submission and the final act of submission. This is very important to note: a brat wants to submit. Brats are submissives. They just are just a wilder type of submissives.

Brat Tamers

The kind of Dominant who enjoys playing with brats is called a brat tamer. Brat tamers are often patient Dominants who don’t mind rough play and love forcing someone into submission. They derive pleasure from the fighting and the final act of submission. While they might have needs of obedience and respect, those needs are more flexible than in stricter Dominant types. A brat tamer needs to be able to set strong limits when it comes to respect. Brats can be pushy and disrespectful in play, but the Dominant needs to make sure that the brat knows beforehand how far they can go when they poke their partner.

Playing with a brat

Playing with a brat is just that: play. The brat might poke the Dominant with words or with fingers. They might tease them, sexually or to tickle out the Dominant’s needs. It is all about lighting up the spark of dominance in someone’s eyes, to make them want to push the brat into submission. The brat wants to be punished for their behaviour. The bratty behaviour can involve talking back, ignoring commands, physically and verbally fighting back, running away, refusing to cooperate or disrespectful actions like sticking out their tongue or even showing the middle finger.

The physical fights often make it seem like a scene is non-consensual. But yet again, just like with any other BDSM and D/s play, there is consent, there is a safeword, rules and limits have been discussed. The physical fighting is part of the process of pushing a brat into a submissive space. You could even describe it as primal play, where the play partners slide into a place where they physically and mentally fight for control.

A brat pushes back. While other types of submissives might obey commands, submit and are grateful after punishment, or obediently lie down for a scene, a brat questions and eggs the Dominant on. Phrases like “Why should I do that?” or “Is that all you’ve got?” are pretty commonly used by brats. They want to feel the push back, the stronger punishment, the tighter restraints, the harsher words, the more intense pain.

For a brat it is about going from a place where they are strong and ready to fight, to a place where they are helpless, subdued and needy to submit. A place where there is no way out and they willingly accept the Dominant’s superiority. They want to feel that the Dominant is really dominant and deserves their submission. Because once a brat has reached the submissive space, they are not much different from other submissives. They beg, they want to please, they want to be used and humiliated, they want pain and restraints. it needs a certain kind of Dominant to tame a brat, but the reward is ever so much sweeter when the once strong brat is begging you to use them and willingly submits to you.

About the Author
Although Deviant Succubus has only been blogging since March, she has certainly made her mark in the sex blogging community. She is a regular participant in a variety of the writing memes including Tell Me About … and, amongst other things, is a self-confessed brat. She writes both fiction and non-fiction and covers topics and themes concerned with D/s relationships, BDSM, kink and mental health.  To find out more about her please check out her About Me page or head to her site: Deviant Succubus: Sex. Kink. Submission. Erotica to read more of her writing.

11 Comments

  1. Great piece.

    Once in a while I’ve done the D/s test at bdsmtest.org and not been terribly surprised at the results. It remained consistent over the years with very minor fluctuations. I last re-took it about two years ago and saw something amazing, my brat score jumped by nearly 50 points ! I took it again to check it wasn’t an anomaly.

    I think you describe it very well. It’s the confidence in my relationship with my domme. I want her to work to pull the best out of me, I want her to take everything, but not without a struggle. It’s not about being rude or disrespectful, it’s about being wrung out, to feel her power as she takes my submission – you might say I need her to earn my submission to know it’s valued.

    Very good post, indeed.

  2. This is a really interesting post. I would never have considered myself to be a brat but I see now that I do have some of these tendencies. I love the way that you have set it out and organised it which makes it really clear. I can totally relate to your idea of being won. I don’t want to be difficult but I also want to feel like I am worth something.

    Thank you again for writing this post for us. 🙂

    1. Really interesting post and so much of this describes my actions lol, I guess I am more of a brat than I thought. It’s not that I want to be disrespectful by not following orders straight away, I just need to feel the control more. Atleast it’s a thing, I just thought I was a terrible sub!

  3. Great post, I have never found myself agreeing with so much in relation to our own dynamic. It’s helped me learn a little bit more about what she needs from me too.

  4. Starcross Reply
    14/08/2019

    Thanks for writing this, it accurately details a lot of my experience and it’s great to see it in words, legitimising the sort of play we enjoy.

  5. An interesting and informative post. ?

  6. her_captive_eyes Reply
    24/08/2019

    Really enjoyed reading your post. I am not certain if I would be categorized as an ageplay type of brat or witty brat since I exhibit traits for both. Either way, it was very enlightening!

  7. Thornyrose Reply
    20/11/2019

    Well written, thanks! Witty or strong brat woman here. Part time at least. Nice to know that the arms of acceptance are starting to extend to all facets of sexuality. Not that it needed to be defined, but some needed to know, some just are. Be safe in discovery. Live, love, learn, xo

  8. amazing and enlightening post, thank you. i am discovering where my while back discovered desires fall on the BDSM / D/s spectrum and am so sad and surprised to see the bratty sub type has been so un-appreciated…. and seen as disruptive, disrespectful…. this thing has a feel of making ‘regular’ doms seem quite like dainty, spoiled schoolboys, who can’t handle a couple spoken words…. interesting…. (and likely they can, but just find it not hot perhaps)… so strange that the understanding hasn’t been there…. i can fully identify with the ‘wanting to know they are worthy’ of me…. by seeing their responses…. their steadiness and emotional stability perhaps…. much love, liina xxx

  9. Dave Thomas Reply
    03/08/2021

    I believe almost all women are bratty sometimes, there are very few true slaves. But once a brat has submitted if she continues to be bratty she is in role play and that’s not authentic.
    There is something wrong if the brat continually acts out.

  10. Anonymous Reply
    27/09/2021

    Brat doing some passing research here – I just wanna make it clear that not all brats actually want to be tamed in a sense of violent overwhelming. Some want to see the patience and teasing of their dom. To be subdued through mutual button pushing and knowing their dom’s safe and can be trusted while still being able to push just enough. A power struggle is fun when consenting, but not everyone wants to lose that power struggle. (And this is coming from someone who likes consent play.) My first “break” was not from a scene of losing to my dom – which, I put out there when I want a consent play scene, but almost never straight up want to fight and lose as part of that, beyond making fussy words while I’m pinned – but from someone biting me and us working each other up with coy, sultry questions until I just started crying and pouring out my emotions.

    I can respect the idea of a dom earning dominance. But I don’t want people to get the idea that all brats are tamed through extremes, or that all tamers have to be rough doms. Taming can also be about subtlety and gentleness – knowing your partner is important in any BDSM/Lifestyle dynamic.

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