If you call out “daddy” in bed and think it’s messed up, relax.
There’s a perfectly sane and okay reason women call out “daddy” in bed… and it has nothing to do with “daddy issues.” Jacqueline Hellyer is a sex and relationship therapist who is happy to let you off the hook.
“Role plays — and in particular, power exchange role plays — are a very safe way for people with strong personalities to let go. You often find that women who like to be ‘submissive’ in relationships — like the kind of women who’d call their partner ‘daddy’ in bed — are actually pretty high-powered in their day-to-day lives.”
The father role is pretty symbolic of the qualities women tend to need; supportive but assertive.