These Dudes Give Puppy Love A Whole New Meaning

There’s a whole community of people who get their rocks off pretending to be dogs. Good for them. I also wish I could be a dog and not a person. Dogs aren’t aware of the fact that they exist in a crushing capitalist meme hell. Dogs don’t pay bills. They don’t even know who Donald Trump is.

From Dazed:

Puppy play is a lively community, with a tight-knit institution and groups dotted across the country. One of its de facto figureheads, Spot, made his television debut on This Morning this week, and the Channel 4 documentary Secret Life of the Human Pups aired last night, broadcasting the relatively low-lying community to the masses, paws up.

So, what the f**k exactly is puppy play? How do people do this? How can you go about living that dog life? Dr Jamie Lawson, a sexologist behind a whole study on puppy play, explains. What a career this dude has. How do get studying puppy play to be your job? I salute him.

“It’s a particular type of role play, where one or more people become dogs for a period of time, and interact with a handler or trainer, who takes on the role of the dog owner. Becoming a pup – or puppy – generally involves moving around on all fours and making dog rather than human noises.”

That sounds so much less stressful than being a person. Sign me up. Pet me. Scratch my ears. I owe 50K in student debt. I’m tired.

“There is a lot of kit associated with pup play: puppy hoods – masks – or full costumes; chest or body harnesses; collars and leads; tails and mitts, but people vary in precisely how they go about becoming a dog.”

Of course there’s fashion involved. There always is. If you think nobody does this, have I got news for you my friend. There’s at least 10,000 in the UK alone, and there’s a Mr. Puppy contest held every year where people literally get together as dogs to compete.

What a world we live in.

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6 years ago

what… the actual… f***