Emotions run high during a play session – that’s part of the hook. The problems start when all those glorious highs start listening to gravity. Making that ride back down to earth smooth and comfortable is what aftercare is all about.

Aftercare is a personal, intimate thing, and everyone is different. How you convince the animal inside that things are back to normal is going to be unique to every pairing, but consistency can help. Sensory experiences reach deep, and scent, touch and sound can all be things that say ‘it’s okay, now’ without a word.