Chocolate and Peanut Butter Analogy

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The chocolate and peanut butter analogy is an educational concept used to describe interactions between the concepts of sex, relationships, power exchange dynamics and SM within the context of BDSM.

The concept shows that by supplementing any two of those words for "chocolate" and "peanut butter" in any of the following statements one can show the wide range of how these things interact and can be used to dispel many common misconceptions about the terms in question.

  • Chocolate and Peanut Butter are not the same thing.
  • Lots of people like the flavor of chocolate and peanut butter.
  • Many people love chocolate and peanut butter together.
  • There are lots of varieties of chocolate and peanut butter.
  • The only good way to know if you'll like chocolate and/or peanut butter is to try them.
  • Some people like chocolate, but not peanut butter, or vice versa.
  • Not all flavors of chocolate and peanut butter are created equal, largely it's a matter of preference.
  • Some people will never want to try chocolate or peanut butter, or both.
  • Some people even think chocolate and peanut butter should always go together.
  • Some people like chocolate and peanut mixed together so much that they enjoy them both intermingled so homogeneously that to try and separate them would cause a huge mess (like with chocolate and peanut ice cream).
  • Even if you really like it, it's not very nice to make someone try chocolate or peanut butter if they don't really know what it is, and/or really don't want to. see consent.
  • Some people have a serious aversion to either chocolate or peanut butter or both and would be caused serious harm if exposed to it (such as with allergies).
  • While everyone is entitled to an opinion, neither chocolate nor peanut butter are necessarily better or worse than the other.