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    Default Question about the tertiary (play) function

    What does this distinction of the tertiary as the 'play' function actually mean? Is it literal in the fact that one might use this function when doing recreational activities, or something else entirely?

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    I see it as something you tend to do while relaxing. I've heard it called the relief function so I wonder if it provides some form of stress relief?


    This function is more childish and less mature than dominant and auxilary but more mature than inferior.


    You should ask Eric B. He is the guru when it comes to this.
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    havent heard tert referred as play function before and i dont understand why someone would say its a "play" function. where you heard that?
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    I've heard of it being referred to as the 'relief' and 'play' function, mostly from forums and such places.

    Quote Originally Posted by SuchIrony View Post
    I see it as something you tend to do while relaxing. I've heard it called the relief function so I wonder if it provides some form of stress relief?
    This is what I first thought, so maybe you are right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Bubble View Post
    I've heard of it being referred to as the 'relief' and 'play' function, mostly from forums and such places.
    yea i have heard the relief function, but it doesent really have anything to do with play. its called a relief function because it offers a point of view to the conflict between inferior and dominant which allows them to coexist and thus relieving the negative inner tension created by the conflict between dom and inferior.
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