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Are true Switches rare now?

Postby Starcomet » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:04 am

I remember in the past I could roleplay with switches who like being both Dominant/submissive or Pred/prey equally or consistently. They did not mind switching on the fly to suit their partners need and had an equal amount of fun. I have a friend now who is literally a "switch" mentally and said he can go from Predator to prey and back in an instant and get satisfaction from both. But many people who have been contacting me recently have been switches who seem to always lean prey/sub which confuses me as I clearly state I am prey on my profile. I never see them in a dominant mood at all and it seems odd. I am mainly saying this as I find playing with switches now exceedingly difficult because of this. I do not want to force any person to do something they do not want to do just to please me. I believe all parties involved must be satisfied with the roleplay and do not like one sided encounters. Thus, when a switch does wish to Pred or Dom me, I always make sure that is that they WANT and it is not just to please me as I would feel bad otherwise.

Have you all experience anything similar?
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Re: Are true Switches rare now?

Postby Rumor » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:36 am

True switches were always pretty rare. Most people lean one way or another or will have their mood decide what they want to do that day. I'd honestly say they're rarer than the pure dom/pure predator players. Most switches I know are either prey-leaned or pred-leaned. I feel like the "light" leans are more or less equal for both sides while the "heavy leans" definitely favor prey.

Personally, I'd consider myself pure-switch when it comes to the sub/dom thing, though I don't care for being on the extreme end of either side of the spectrum, and don't mind changing things with dominant prey and submissive preds, though that's pretty uncommon someone wants that. I'd definitely consider myself prey-leaned though, especially with people I'm unfamiliar with considering a lot of random prey make me feel like I'm just going through the motions as a predator. (And there's been occasions where I've had the same feeling as prey, too.) I can definitely enjoy the heck out of playing predator, but most of the randoms just aren't able to scratch that itch right.

Also, for the prey/subs contacting your prey/sub profile, some people just don't read profiles or, for whatever reason, feel like they're the special exception. That'll happen for pretty much any little thing, not just the sub/dom and pred/prey spectrum.
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Re: Are true Switches rare now?

Postby LoneliestWolf » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:01 am

I rarely ever roleplay myself, but I do wish to throw my two cents into this...

I used to consider myself a straight switch but over time my preferences started to shift towards being a predator simply cuz I felt I did better as a predator than I did as prey. Nowadays I'm extremely picky whenever it comes to who I'd play as prey for. That's not to say I don't enjoy being prey, it's just that I've gotten more enjoyment out of being a predator more often than I did as prey... if only due to the fact the elements that I enjoy the most within vore is easier for me to achieve as a predatory role.

What I'm trying to get as is that over time my preferences changed and this same thing has probably happened with others who used to consider themselves 50/50 switches, which might be as to why they're so hard to come by nowadays.

One more thing I want to add as to when you brought up the one-sided encounters: I have experienced this myself a handful of times both as predator and as prey. I often worry about weather or not whoever I'm playing with is actually getting enjoyment from me as prey (I personally struggle with the prey role because I feel as though I'm uninteresting as prey) or if I'm being far too rough with my preferences as a predator (I did have one encounter as predator in the past were I've made my prey uncomfortable during our roleplay) These kinds of issues with myself are pretty much why I don't roleplay much to begin with.
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Re: Are true Switches rare now?

Postby Starcomet » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:51 pm

Thank you both for your thoughts!
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Re: Are true Switches rare now?

Postby BigJohnHagerty » Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:08 pm

Yes I do believe so, as a switch myself I seem to be finding more people who go one side or the other and are unwilling to attempt to switch things up. I don’t mind of course as I equally enjoy playing pred or prey but it is definitely a thing.
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Re: Are true Switches rare now?

Postby tracker9922 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:15 pm

I'd call myself a switch, but i find nowadays I'm more prey-leaning as I play predator with my characters basically all the time..

when I'm in a preddish mood I'll usually have people to play with before i can even visit a chat room, so the only time people see me around I'm usually looking to play prey - this can change though, doesn't take much for me to cross over the line from 'eat me' to 'screw it, you're mine!' :gulp:
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Re: Are true Switches rare now?

Postby rugli » Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:51 pm

I don't think so but they tend to write stories on their own rather than do a RP.
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Re: Are true Switches rare now?

Postby Eznam » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:07 pm

There's always the problem of being a true switch but everything else doesn't work that way. For example, when I dream, I'm the predator, I do all the eating and I don't give a second thought to it. But when I have to RP as a pred, I do have to give it a second thought because I have to pretend I'm not getting off on the physicality of the situation but rather the interaction. As a pred, I am not cruel, caring or boastful, I'm just matter-of-fact, you don't talk with your food and you don't care if it dies, and you can already see how 99% of people aren't into it. There's only a small subset of people who find the idea of being ignored by the pred attractive and in an RP scenario even if you ignore them you have to tell them you're ignoring them which is the opposite of ignoring them. My natural personality as a predator makes me a bad RP partner so despite being switch I don't actually like being the pred. Plus there's the fact that preys are always super passive when it comes to RP so I'd rather roleplay with a pred.
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Re: Are true Switches rare now?

Postby sambarton20 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:42 pm

It's very much like nature in a way. An abundance of prey with a select hierarchy of predators. Very few creatures are omnivores(switches) and those that are tend to be very selective in what(who) they devour.
Maybe vore fans have their own version of the Kinsey Scale. Instead of homosexuality or heterosexuality the scale is predator or prey and the middle notch is a true switch. But there are people on either side of the middle that may switch but lean more towards predator or prey and only certain things will get them to swing the other way.
Hmm, food for thought.
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Re: Are true Switches rare now?

Postby CelestialMirror » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:16 pm

I'm actually a True Switch! ^^

I used to be prey-only, but then I started playing pred too and really loved it. Nowadays, I enjoy both equally : )

I probably play pred most often now since a lot of preys want me to! But that's just logistical and 'cuz I don't mind : 3
I enjoy being pred or prey equally, I find both have their benefits. Being Prey can lead to a more POV experience with more surprises since you don't know what the pred will do always! But being Pred is a ton of fun too, since it gives you more say on the direction, actions, and consequences of the rp; You have a lot of storytelling ability as Pred, and have more deciding power on the scenarios! ^^

I can definitely understand why True Switches are so rare though. I think a lot of people start out being prey only, and think that they only ever want to be prey. But when a lot of people start playing pred they often find that they enjoy it a lot, especially if they're good at writing or are creative. I think a lot of people who explore being pred like the storytelling freedom that it gives them, and end up going full-pred.

Who knows, maybe I'll go full pred too some day! But for now I'm a true switch, I love both roles ^^
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Re: Are true Switches rare now?

Postby Starcomet » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:28 pm

Thank you all for your inputs :).
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Re: Are true Switches rare now?

Postby wolf127 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:57 am

I may not be able to vouch for myself as a switch on the Dom/Sub scale, but I feel as if I fit the Pred/Prey switch very well.

I honestly get bored when playing only prey or only pred. It seems too repetitive. I like long stories with different roles where reformation is a dependent concept, so that it doesn't end, yet has the potential to reach an end.

I tend to play more dominant characters due to my personality, however I usually don't like to 'dominate' everything. I will play submissive if I like/want something, or am simply in the mood. My primary character may have been eaten more often than not because she's an ordinary sergal that I also use for D&D/Pathfinder, but my other frequently used characters are split evenly along the spectrum. Each can be used as pred, or prey, but have a lean.
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Re: Are true Switches rare now?

Postby Tebomas » Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:58 am

I'd consider myself a true switch on the pred/prey thing. The best example is playing such a game at the casino (usually dice on f-list). It's simply who wins gets to devour the other player. In that case my char is totally fine with either outcome, depending on the points he's either taunt the girl about churning her or drool over becoming a part of her.

Of course it's rare to find people for this (of course not limited to this setup). Another setup is playing each other's meals. So the pred chars go around together and the preys are simpler chars that will interact with them along the way.

But I have an abundance of RPs as a pred, and rather few as prey (though that's mostly for my male chars; more balanced with female). And I basically offer to go either way (while stating that I'd like to try out more prey again). And I only ask of (more or less) switches, but even there is usually more prey leaning in my experience.
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Re: Are true Switches rare now?

Postby Someone92 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:31 pm

One thing to keep in mind is that just because the player is a switch does not mean the character is as well.

I have several characters that are pred- or prey-only.
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Re: Are true Switches rare now?

Postby Starcomet » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:01 pm

Someone92 wrote:One thing to keep in mind is that just because the player is a switch does not mean the character is as well.

I have several characters that are pred- or prey-only.


Which is fine with me!
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Re: Are true Switches rare now?

Postby KnightleyPaine » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:24 pm

I'm someone who can theoretically do both and neither will bore me. I am pred/dom tending, but there is no amount of being treated as prey/sub that would tire me on that front (though I'm usually asked for pred/dom anyways - which again, will not foreseeably tire me), label that any way you like.

The concept of someone calling themselves a switch has become a reason for me to bail since longer. You'd think it means there is no scenario in which someone like me wouldn't be able to work out with them but most of the time it seems the term is just used to say that they have no means to reliably be played with in any longterm manner because they will feel differently at random. It's not even a 'pred/prey' thing, they just want different things at different times. - I mean, fair, I respect it always because I respect mood and player willingness anyways. But it's hard enough to coincide with someone in terms of free time, existing obligations, general IRL stuff coming up, etc. - I don't need another factor where someone will foreseeably have an extra layer of emotional coin toss of not feeling the thing you've worked out with them, and I'm just not obligated to plan my time around Schroedinger's fetish.

And from the sound of it, maybe you should recognize that too. Just either don't start, or be willing to work with it. It's their problem - They get to have all the consequences that come with it, and be discriminated by everyone not willing to deal with that shit. It's entirely up to you if you are okay with being someone's fair weather prey.

But at the end of the day I call it 'mood switch' when they have phases and 'goes both ways' if they're like me. 'True switch' sounds like the rest are 'fake switches' - what, like a 'fake gamer' or 'fake Scotsman'? How does this terminology work exactly?
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Re: Are true Switches rare now?

Postby Starcomet » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:31 pm

KnightleyPaine wrote:I'm someone who can theoretically do both and neither will bore me. I am pred/dom tending, but there is no amount of being treated as prey/sub that would tire me on that front (though I'm usually asked for pred/dom anyways - which again, will not foreseeably tire me), label that any way you like.

The concept of someone calling themselves a switch has become a reason for me to bail since longer. You'd think it means there is no scenario in which someone like me wouldn't be able to work out with them but most of the time it seems the term is just used to say that they have no means to reliably be played with in any longterm manner because they will feel differently at random. It's not even a 'pred/prey' thing, they just want different things at different times. - I mean, fair, I respect it always because I respect mood and player willingness anyways. But it's hard enough to coincide with someone in terms of free time, existing obligations, general IRL stuff coming up, etc. - I don't need another factor where someone will foreseeably have an extra layer of emotional coin toss of not feeling the thing you've worked out with them, and I'm just not obligated to plan my time around Schroedinger's fetish.

And from the sound of it, maybe you should recognize that too. Just either don't start, or be willing to work with it. It's their problem - They get to have all the consequences that come with it, and be discriminated by everyone not willing to deal with that shit. It's entirely up to you if you are okay with being someone's fair weather prey.

But at the end of the day I call it 'mood switch' when they have phases and 'goes both ways' if they're like me. 'True switch' sounds like the rest are 'fake switches' - what, like a 'fake gamer' or 'fake Scotsman'? How does this terminology work exactly?


"Mood switches" is a good term actually and I think I will use that from now on! Thank you :). I guess when I say "True switch" I mean someone like you and my friend who are 50/50 pred/prey and never get tired of doing either. They derive equal pleasure no matter which role they are.
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