A catfight is a physical confrontation, typically between two women, that usually serves for the purpose of finding which one is ‘dominant’ over the other. Catfights can occur in a variety of scenarios with varying levels of instigation, although they typically happen between two women that are fighting for superiority over one another that can later be utilized within a sexual scenario.
Catfights may be performed in serious settings (such as a boxing ring, MMA octagon or wrestling floor) or ‘amateur’ locations such as a kitchen floor, garden or bed. The rules are typically laid out before a catfight begins, with standard ‘off limits’ activities such as eye gouging and usage of elbows. Catfights can be over in a matter of seconds or take several minutes to finish: unless a referee is present, most only conclude when one submits to the other via verbal confirmation or a submission tap.
Catfights can be highly arousing for viewers and participators. Those that are engaging in the catfight may find the close proximity to another human being arousing: the aspect of physical punishment is also a regular source of enjoyment for people, with many schools of thought being dedicated to the fusion of pain and pleasure. Some catfights may also occur for the purposes of finding out which of two women are going to be the dominant one over a male – an activity that can leave a submissive male incredibly aroused as he sees two powerful mistresses battling one another for his slavery.
Catfights are often conducted naked or with very little clothing on – typical items used by professionals in combat sports are regularly avoided, meaning that some level of care and attention has to be paid during the bout to ensure the safety of those taking part. Wrestling and grappling are typically used during catfights to avoid any semi-permanent damage. Sexual activities and engagements might also occur during catfights, with smothering or queening being regularly conducted by women that are in dominant positions.
Catfights are often comparatively rare to other BDSM activities owing to their practice requiring a lot of variables in order to occur. Some may have to be organized ahead of schedule to ensure their availability and in some circumstances, popular clubs may release a fight card with several catfights lined up throughout the evening at an event. Spectators often find the catfights erotic in nature and in some circumstances, the fighters will put on a heavily sexualized show in order to please those that have come to watch.