This post is part of an effort to provide a glossary for novice submissives of words commonly seen across this site and in the BDSM community.


 A “bratty” submissive has a reputation for talking back, being disrespectful or mildly disobedient. On the surface, this is a negative quality in a submissive; however, a certain amount of “brattiness” is enjoyed by some Dominants, and may in fact be a large component of a power exchange relationship.

smart-ass masochist (SAM); smart-ass subbie

: submissive who exhibits bad behavior (such as sarcasm, talking back, or disobedience), either because her Dom enjoys it or to get attention.


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Brat and Smart-Ass Masochist Play

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