Provisional submission is the third level of submission within a power exchange between a submissive and a dominant partner. In this level, the ongoing relationship is in constant negotiation. Under negotiation is the power exchange and what this entails – what is allowable and what is off-limits.Likewise, the emotional involvement between the partners may also be discussed.
More About Provisional Submission
A provisional submission is a power
exchange covenant between the submissive and dominant partners that
must be respected and followed. It is there to regulate a
relationship that may be abused, given that the submissive surrenders
power temporarily to the dominant partner. Not following this power
exchange covenant may endanger the submissive partner and cause the
dissolution of the partnership.