What is a V-type?

What is a V-type?

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What is a v-type? it’s simple really. I started using this term so much that I decided to coin it, if phrases can still be coined these days.

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In the lifestyle, conveniently we use the term D-type to denote a person in a D/s dynamic who assumes the dominant role. D-types can include Dominants, Dommes, Femdoms, Masters, Mistresses, ProDommes, Owners, tops, sadists and more. The term s-type is used to denote a person in a D/s dynamic who assumes the submissive role. s-types can include femsubs, malesubs, slaves, pets, property, bottoms, masochists and more.

I appreciate these terms because they are gender-neutral and also don’t lock the user into assumed role assignments, only the broader kink categories.

A v-type is simply a vanilla, non-kinky person. It is a widely inclusive term to speak of anyone who doesn’t happen to be into kink.

Some v-types tend to dislike the term vanilla, or perhaps more so how it’s used. In certain circumstances, talk of non-kinky people may border on elitist, or even just special, as if kinksters are a breed apart… a better, more progressive, forward-thinking breed, whereas non-kinksters are prudish, judgmental and behind the times. Whether we mean to come across as such or not in our speech, at times where semantics and titles matter, perhaps “v-type” is a better suited term than vanilla.

Potato potato.

Phrase coined on 3-24-2013.