Who’s A Good Boy? New Doco Explores The UK’s Thriving Puppy Play Fetish

A new documentary is about to go deep into the very real world of the pup play fetish, which involves humans donning latex puppy suits, eating out of bowls, playing with toys, and engaging in a relationship – though not always a sexual one – with their human handlers.

This is ‘Secret Life of the Human Pups‘. Woof woof. 

The Guardian explains that the doco is “a sympathetic look at the world of pup play, a movement that grew out of the BDSM community and has exploded in the last 15 years as the internet made it easier to reach out to likeminded people.” 

It follows the stories of Tom, a man whose discovery of puppy play led to a breakup with his former fiancee Rachel and a new gay relationship with his handler, Colin; David, a writer for whom puppy play is an escape from the analytical world and into the pre-rational, pre-conscious one; and Kaz, who identifies as a puppy and says that even in “PC World”, he would act like a puppy and walk up to people and nip their shirts.

In fact, Channel 4 estimates there’s about 10,000 people in the UK who’re into pet play, including the many people (the majority of them women) who enjoy dressing up as kittens.

(This gif isn’t really relevant but fuck it’s a good one.)

And it’s not just about having sex while in puppy suits.

“People automatically jump to the conclusion that this is gear we wear to have sex,” said Kaz. “I used to get asked awful questions like, if I liked having sex with dogs. But it’s certainly not that, and it’s not always sexual. Members of my pack, we spend a lot of time together at home just being dogs. There’s nine of us and my partner is our handler. A big part of it is a feeling of family and belonging; we’re there to look after each other.”

‘Secret Life of Human Pups’ airs on Channel 4 in the UK on May 25 – hopefully we’ll get access to it soon, because whether or not puppy play is your thing (and the law of averages would point to ‘no’), this whole thing looks like bloody fascinating stuff.

Source: The Guardian.

Photo: Channel 4.