You are putting your trust into this other person, allowing yourself to be vulnerable in many ways that you have not been previously. It is common for writers to capitalise the "D" in Dominant but leave the "s" in lowercase for the submissive. They choose, consciously, to let the Dominant have control over them in many ways. This article has multiple issues. Further information on when consent can be a defense to criminal liability for any injuries caused, and when, for these purposes, non-physical injuries are included in the definition of grievous bodily harm: Some employ a written form known as a "Dungeon negotiation form", for others a simple verbal commitment is sufficient. It can be hard to discern this sometimes, especially if we allow porn or media to influence how we view submissives.