Lots of laughing and group camaraderie with one poor guy (the sub) making pained, grunting noises.

I’m not sure many did — especially when we got a little drunk and started making out on the dance floor — but they wanted to. This is an easy one to role play in the bedroom, and there are endless imagined scenarios available to you: Big brother is visiting home from college and has to share your bedroom for a night.

You two are close and like to wrestle, and one day the wrestling goes a little too far when one of you gets excited.

It falls under a broader category of role play types called “pet play.” In pet play, humans act stereotypically like different animals before and during sex.

Like all forms of role play, puppy play is as simple or complex as you make it.

Some pups — myself included — love the pup headspace and extend it past the bedroom into daily life.

We do this by wearing collars, barking at/sniffing guys on the dance floor, and sitting/kneeling whenever our handlers/boyfriends say, “Sit.” There is an inherent power dynamic in puppy play, and many pups would say there is a Dominant/submissive relationship. A good pup loves getting scratches, treats (sexual or otherwise), and led around on a leash by a handler.

I was on all fours, shaking my ass on the sofa in his direction.

And it is not limited to two adults — group role play offers some of the hottest sex experiences imaginable. You could do sofa role play and have someone sit on you.

And while this is certainly not always the case, handlers are typically tops and pups bottoms (alpha pups being a common exception — see number 11).

Puppy play is implicitly, if not explicitly, a sex role play, but some pups and handlers have removed the sex aspect of it and turned puppy play into a practice more akin to yoga — a de-stressing activity that frees them from the daily rigor of life.

It was funny sometimes, a lark — other times, it was really sexy.