What the ?!@# is this activity?
When you first look at a sexual fetish activity, it can truly seem bizarre. Puppy play is no exception to that.
Like any sexually expressive activity, pup play can be interpreted and performed differently by different folks in different places. What works for a bunch of guys in Sydney Australia certainly can be different to what a few fellas in Munich Germany are doing. There can be a few fundamentals that are worth explaining.
Human pup play is simply a man losing his clothes and inhibitions and behaving like a dog to an extent. There can be a deep intense roleplay, with a human pup exploring the world from all fours and forming a deep bond with an Owner. Or it can be light hearted fetish play. For myself, it is not just like 'puppy on a leash', 'play fetch with the puppy', 'reward the puppy with bones'.
A man being a pup wants to let go of inhibitions, to take a break from the stress of his human world for a time.
Human puppies like to simplify their desires and motivations as they embrace a new expression of themselves, one that is more animal and certainly less socialised human. As a puppy he can wag his tail, and lick his owner's hand and show his feelings in new and direct ways without fear of judgement. It is one of the most thoughtful, playful, and sane BDSM scenes as it involves taking into consideration how you express yourself and behave as you let go.
Allowing someone to explore aspects of themselves may be fun, but what's erotic about it? Sometimes it is pure role-playing with no erotic component, because when a pup is a sleepy pup, there is no sexual interaction. For others they may seek discipline in pup play so they experience dominance and submission which is the turn-on in and of itself. But for me, the pup is always a human pup capable of frisky human sexual behaviour with other pups or their owner. Woof!