Non verbal safewords
I want to take a quick moment to briefly cover non verbal safewords because this can be a major roadblock when starting out in pet play.
Some pet players become non-verbal when in their pet space. This can make communicating in scene and safewording really hard
Don’t worry! There are a ton of ways to get around this!
I like to use the traffic light system to check in during my play.
Green = I’m really enjoying myself keep going!
Orange = something isnt quite right, please take some more time to check in with me
Red = STOP
Here are a few different ways I like to communicate the traffic light system depending on my scenes and head spaces.
|Green||Purring||Nuzzling||Bringing my partner a green toy|
|Orange||Hissing||Tilting my head sideways||Bring them an orange/yellow toy|
|Red||Growling||covering ‘muzzle’ with paws||Bring them a red toy|
Yes or no questions can also be a good way to communicate during pet scenes as the pet only has to nod or shake their head to respond.