Do not be fooled by the name though, it is not gender specific, there are Mommies and little boys as well. It still involves a Dominant male or female and a submissive male or female. There are also different expectations for a little than a slave, for example. Protocols and the expectations may be different or much more relaxed.
The dynamic instead focuses on care and guidance for the little, where rules enforced ensure that. Engaging in incest roleplay is not uncommon though and should not be judged.
What is a Daddy Dom or Mommy Domme? A Daddy, Mommy, or any other Big is a type of Dominant partner. The Big can be of any gender and age group. It's a common misconception that a Big has to be a lot older than the little but this is completely false. While experience does come with age, age alone is not what makes a person Dominant. Some Daddies are strict, while others are more relaxed. It all depends on the person, connection, and the power exchange. Daddies focus more on guidance and nurturing their little, helping them grow as a person and explore theirselves.
Being a Daddy is more than sex and having the ability to control. Being a Daddy is more than just giving spankings. It's a mindset, it's a personality, it's a way of being.
And most importantly it's a great amount of responsibility. To a Daddy, his little is his world and the feeling is mutual. He may see them through the eyes of a parent, but this is not to say that the relationship is incestuous at all, or that the Daddy takes the place of the little's father.
They are his most prized possession and a work of art, not in terms of physical appearance, but showing his skill and care as a Dominant. They take on the responsibilities of their little's life, helping relieve some of the stress and guiding them through every day obstacles. A Daddy sees potential in his little and does his best to bring it out.
Rules are set in place to make sure their little is taking care of themselves. These rules of encouragement allow the little to speak their mind without fear of being punished or yelled at.
And of course there can be rules set in place that are how the little should act towards their Daddy and how to meet his needs. Chores and assignments may also be given to help teach the little responsibility. When a little acts out of line, it's his job to teach them right from wrong. Punishments may be given to teach a lesson and they can range from physical punishments, to extra chores, to writing assignments, to loss of privileges.
A Daddy does not like punishing his little though, in comparison to how a sadist likes to inflict pain on their bottom. There is no enjoyment in being disappointed and let down, having to correct behavior, or see their little cry with shame.
The punishment is not about giving pleasure through pain but it's teaching a lesson and conditioning, providing an action and a lecture as to why it was wrong and what they can do differently to behave better.
But after the punishment it's his job to remind the little that once it's over, the issue is dust in the wind. What is a little? The term little refers to a submissive that is more of a child-at-heart and plays on their child-like nature.
In general littles may require more care, attention, protection, and guidance than other submissives. They feed off each other; the Big giving the support, care, and guidance, while receiving devotion, love, obedience, and playfulness that they may desire. Not all littles are ageplayers, and not all ageplayers are submissives. Ageplay is a kink that tends to overlap.
Each little is different and has their own interests. These rules can range from behavioral rules to every day things such as bedtimes and bathroom privileges. Some couples even create a reward system and chart to praise when the little has been good. At the end of the week or month, prizes are rewarded for good behavior.
Like other dynamics, punishments are typically given for littles who break the rules and can range from spankings to loss of privileges. We do not condone the acts of pedophilia and the exploitation of children in any way. Just as adults like to take on other roles in the bedroom such as nurse, pet, porn star, etc.
No matter how taboo the roleplay or fantasy, it's harmless as long as no one is being abused. No one is sexualizing children and the dynamic is not pedophilia. Pedophiles would not be interested in adult women anyways, no matter how young they dress or look, because they're attracted to the idea of prepubescent children either for the sake of the easy manipulation and sex or the body. For minors or anyone under