Prey is what you eat or farm to consume. Some like to play with their food, but the food understands that its primary purpose is to be food.
A mate is who you fuck and might even bond with. That relationship is based on mating, and perhaps someday when you age out of sex, leftover chemistry and the memory of and good faith gained through the years of mating.
A pet is who you pet and might fuck under certain circumstances, but doesn’t have the gravity or “rank” of a mate.
For some reason, people keep getting these confused. To add to the confusion, there is plenty of overlap, and there are many other ways Primal people relate to one another. Please do not mistake Primal for regressive in the sense of nostalgic for colonial or religiously based, anti scientific stereotypes or hierarchies. It’s just that aside of Nature, consent, legality, and ethics, we let our inner animal be reasonably free. How that comes out is going to vary from person to person, and it may fly in the face of many conventions both in and out of the LGBTQA+ community.
I and most other Primal people I’ve encountered prefer to let people define themselves as far as orientation and gender. They know who they are and what they think better than others. There are many varieties, and many kinds of relationships.
Some are even like a strange family of spiders who enjoy making babies, as many as possible, and the male enjoys his endless toil as he sacrifices his life to please the female(s) and their many children.
Some are like a cluster of serpents, with a a group of males clinging to a female or sisterhood, circling mesmerized by their scent or something.
Some are like wolverines who are both too hostile and overly independent to be around most of the time, but meet every few months to fight and shag.
Some are like brotherhoods, sisterhoods, or tribes who regardless of orientation, intimately comfort each other.
Some land in the middle of a party, shag their way through a “herd” and then go away with a few trophy panties in their pocket, and are welcomed again at the next party.
It can go many ways, not just “predator and prey”.
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