Originally Posted by elucidate
But isn't it possible the roles can merge after a while so that there is no longer a distinction between bedroom role play and their roles outside of the bedroom? Like if one partner is used to playing the part of the dominant one, can this not confuse them so that they become unpleasantly dominant in real life?
Not if they are conscious of their play, which is sounds like they are
Only if people are unconscious that they are playing power games could this spill over with unwanted effects to outside the bedroom
Otherwise, sure it could spill over but they have good communications, know what they both want, and enjoy. So if one of them is not ok with the outside of the bedroom play, they can communicate about that.