So, I have come to realize that in the past, I have experienced what is known as Sub Drop.
I’ve done a bit of reading up on it and while it seems a bit difficult to find good information on it, here is what I have learned:
- Sub drop is a term used to describe the intense emotional and physical feelings which a submissive can suffer, as a result of a play session.
- During a BDSM exchange, a flood of adrenalin and endorphins release into your body and brain, giving you that ‘high’ euphoric feeling.
- During this time, the submissive is emotionally exposed, vulnerable and often can be in such a detached state of mind, the lines of reality become blurred.
- After the spike of chemicals and hormones into your body – the submissive can ‘crash’, sometimes leaving the body in a highly imbalanced state, causing a sudden change in mood, which can be quite alarming and intense.
- The submissive often desires to stay in this alternate reality and the thought of having to return can be devastating and cause psychological ramifications.
- Some of these intense feelings can include: anxiety, depression, abandonment, fatigue, guilt, loneliness, anger, and irrationality.
- These intense feelings can be spontaneous outbursts, which the submissive has little control over.
- The submissive may: cry for no apparent reason, have trouble sleeping, have the desire to isolate themselves, have thoughts of leaving their partner, have an intense need to sleep, have changes in appetite, and/or have feelings of self-hatred.
- These feelings can happen for hours, or even days after an exchange.
- Sub drop can begin immediately after a session or it can be a delayed reaction, appearing days after an exchange.
- Dominants can also suffer from ‘Sub drop’.
Learning more as I go…
If anyone out there has had experience with Sub drop – I’d love to hear about it, please comment below. Thanks!