While society is inarguably a lot more open about sex, you still don’t really get many people admitting to calling their boyfriend “Daddy”.

Which, if we’re being honest, is probably because you’d be greeted with raised eyebrows and whispers of “Daddy issues”, right?

Wrong. According to a leading sex therapist, Vanessa Marin, getting a kick out of referring to bae as Daddy has nothing to do with your actual father, step-father or whatever neglected childhood memories you may be repressing.

“Yes, “Daddy” can mean “father”, but we also use the word to indicate when someone is the boss, in charge, a protector, or doing a good job,” Vanessa explained to Broadly. “That’s usually the meaning women are going for in the bedroom. It’s a bit of a ’70s porn cliche.

“I’ve never run across a woman who called her partner “Daddy” because she genuinely liked fantasizing that he was her father.”

So rest assured, you kinky beings; you don’t have issues. 


Just a healthy sex life. 

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