Total Power Exchange (TPE)

Total power exchange (TPE) is a relationship dynamic that occurs in a BDSM relationship where the dominant partner has total power over the submissive in everything. TPE always applies in sexual situations, but generally also refers to the dominant having power over all other elements of the submissive's life.

TPE is a big turn-on for a lot of people because of the level of trust, loyalty, pleasure and submission involved. The submissive gets the ongoing pleasure that comes from truly, fully submitting to the Alpha, and in return, the Alpha/Dom takes good care of the submissive. The Alpha must take care of the sub's needs too, ensuring his wellbeing, safety, pleasure, and connection.

This type of play is not about micromanaging a person's life; it’s about the submissive giving complete trust to the alpha/dominant partner, knowing that they will keep the submissive's best interests and pleasure in mind.