FLR is a relationship dynamic in which the woman is dominant.A female-led relationship (FLR) is typically a heterosexual relationship where the woman takes the dominant role and the man takes the submissive role. The term originated in the BDSM and kink community, but today it can refer to any relationship that isn’t “male-led” where the female holds more power than her male counterpart.
- FLRs operate on the premise that, historically, men have been the dominant partners in relationships (and women have taken passive roles).
- In FLRs, both partners agree that the woman makes the decisions in the relationship. These decisions could revolve around things like their careers, finances, plans, and chores, and usually extends to their sexual dynamic, too.
- FLRs can range from lenient to extreme, so it’s important for both partners to discuss and agree on their arrangement and rules beforehand.