Pup Play is becoming an increasingly mainstream trend within an ever growing fetish subculture. Deriving from practices including BDSM, animal roleplay and sadomasochism, pup play is a multifaceted practice that is difficult to clearly define.


Principally, pups act out canine mannerisms and often employ various canine themed pieces of equipment or gear to aid immersion. There are many motivations for practicing pup play, including but not limited to submission, humiliation, escapism and psychodrama; functioning both sexually and non sexually.


This series of work explores the way in which these people express themselves, as well as exploring the motivations and culture surrounding such a captivating social phenomenon.  

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