Thematic list: BDSM UniversesThere are quite a few BDSM-themed AUs cropping up nowadays in a variety of fandoms, so I thought I'd put a list together of all the ones I've found.
Specifically, this is a list of fics set in an AU in which everybody is acknowledged to be a dominant, submissive or switch (and usually bisexual), and/or BDSM activities are normal. Please bear in mind that these stories are not all set in the same alternate universe. Different authors have used the idea in different ways.
If you know of any suitable fics which are not listed here, please let me know and I'll add them. Even ficlets are welcome. I'll try to keep the list up to date.
Please note that I have not read every fic listed here, and make no guarantee of quality.
The Daily Show / The Colbert Report
The Way Things Need To Be by Sara
In a universe where people are primarily defined by position — whether they are dominant, a switch, or submissive — Jon and others struggle to deal with dating, prejudice, and the drama that comes from not fitting neatly inside society’s narrowly-defined idea of how things should be. Brian/Jon, and others. Spanking, gagging, explicit sex, bondage, marking.
Sequel: Five Problems Faced in the D/s-verse Plus One Solution by Kristina Johansson
Over in the D/s-verse, our friends have their problems, both internal and external. Kristen/Demetri, Sam/Jason, Jon/Brian, Keith/Rachel.
Companion: The Sword In His Mouth by Erin Ptah
Social relationships are arranged in terms of Doms and subs rather than men and women; BriWi/Jon just became canon; and Stephen plays a character who is a straight closeted sub, about whom people write fic. Brian/Jon/'Stephen'.
Reach Across the Sky by stupidmuse_hate
"The radio bleeped again then Sclavino said, 'Listen John, the Feds have called in a favor. They’re doing a sweep. They want us to bring in some computer hacker in Camden. Last name Farrell, first name Matthew. Dynamic—submissive.'" John/Matt.
Ties That Bind: Everything by Keira Marcos
“I had to learn to be what you needed so you’d want to keep me.” John/Matt. Explicit language.
Big Queer Directedverse by shiplizard
In a universe where the lines of gender are drawn along the Dom/Sub divide and switches and nondynamics are considered bizarre, Harry Dresden is as much a product of his culture's gender politics as ever. Which means, to him, that it's time to stop pretending he has the right to wear a Top's belt, that he's qualified to make his own decisions-- time to hook up with John Marcone, toppiest top ever, and settle into a life of respectable second-class citizenry like the media tells him a good little sub is meant to. Harry/Johnny.
Courting by pupnamedpeter
Every sub knew that when you turned fifteen, you were able to be claimed by a top. Puck/Kurt.
Tsunami Bomb by CinnaMinion
Life is never easy for anyone. No one gets out alive. Sometimes it's not about the bullshit you've been through but the people you meet and the place you call home.
Directedverse by Aris
In a universe where most everyone is a dom or a sub, learning you don't fit into the category you thought you did - or maybe not even a category at all - can come as a shock. House/Cameron, House/Wilson, Chase/Wilson, others. Explicit sex, violence.
In Plain Sight
Caged Birds and Vagabonds by pipisafoat
"I don't work with submissives." Marshall looked uneasily at the man in front of him. "Tell me she has an off button somewhere."
Life on Mars (UK)
Ease My Worried Mind by Petra
Sam hid his true nature from the world until he was hit by a car and woke up in 1973, where it became painfully obvious to him that everyone knew he was a submissive, particularly his new DCI. Sam/Gene, Sam/Annie. Explicit sex, spanking.
Sequel: Make the Best of the Situation by Petra
Gene proposes, Sam disposes; or, the one where they get married. Sam/Gene, Annie/Gene. Explicit sex.
Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Directed Affairs by Aris
Illya doesn't tend to talk about his orientation aside from playing a dom in public, but he's apparently enjoying playing with Napoleon's head. Napoleon/Illya.
Crossing Over by Belle Helanie and Shingo the Pest
Crossover with Stargate Atlantis. The Pegasus Galaxy is at peace now that the wraith are gone. As Atlantis’s population grows so does her need of real domestic criminal control and since the majority of the soldiers on base are marines Dr Weir thinks she has the perfect solution. She petitions for a member of NCIS and when her search leads her to Special Agent Tony DiNozzo. Gibbs/Tony, Tony/OMC. Exhibition, spanking, caning, graphic sex.
Hiding in Plain Sight by Xanthe
Crossover with Stargate Atlantis, sequel to stories from that fandom. When a serial killer murders three marines on Atlantis, NCIS are called in to investigate. However, their arrival brings complications for everyone – revealing a lie, a prophecy, a secret and a nemesis. John/Rodney, Gibbs/Tony, Carson/Caldwell, Teyla/Ronon, Ziva/McGee, and others. Spanking, graphic sex.
Prequel: A Most Precious Gift by Sarah B. LeonardLike Poles Attract by Lanta
How Gibbs saved Ducky from Randolph Jordan. Gibbs/Ducky, Randolph/Ducky. Spanking, explicit sex, abuse.
Prequel: The First Collar by Xanthe
Gibbs is a top with a desperate need to atone for his past mistakes and a habit of collaring the members of his team. Tony is a sub who distrusts all tops and has never yet agreed to wear any top’s collar. Sparks fly when they meet for the first time – but will Gibbs be able to protect Tony from a past that is rapidly catching up with him, and will Tony ever trust Gibbs enough to wear his collar? Gibbs/Tony. Spanking, some sexual cruelty and non-con.Sequel: Nowhere to Run by Kayla ShayPrequel: A Destiny Redefined by Aisling K
South America was supposed to be a safe haven for him.
How Ziva came to take Gibbs' collar. Femslash. Explicit sexual content.
Interlude: Punished by Blackchaps
Crossover with Stargate Atlantis. Rodney has been punished. Tony isn't much better off. Corporal punishment.
Sequel: Life Goes On... by hab318princess
They are back in the 'real world' and NCIS tackle their first case after returning from Atlantis. Gibbs/Tony, Ziva/McGee. Explicit sex, corporal punishment.
Sequel: The Art of Submission by Nikita
Crossover with Once a Thief. Mac Ramsey gets advice from new friends. Victor/Mac, Gibbs/Tony. Explicit sex, voyeurism.
Sequel: Her Responsibility by Aisling K
For the first time, Ziva is required to discipline her sub. Ziva/McGee. Spanking.
In a BDSM universe, two dominants break all the rules by falling for each other. Gibbs/Kate, Tony/Gibbs/Kate.
Look But Don't Touch by Altyerre
To the world, Tony was a beta. In actuality, he was a sub, and had been hiding it his entire life. Gen. Spanking.
Sequel: A Life Lived Undercover by the_proofreaderShameless by Sarah B. Leonard
Tony lives to be Gibbs' beta, but that means hiding being a sub. Tony/Gibbs.Sequel: Out in the Open by the_proofreader
Tony and Gibbs deal with the immediate consequences of becoming dom and sub. Tony/Gibbs. Explicit sex.Sequel: In View of the World by the_proofreader
Tony and Gibbs face life - work, family and friends - as dom and sub. Tony/Gibbs. Explicit sex.
Submissive Gibbs. Tony/Gibbs. Explicit sex.
Veni Vidi Vici by seleneheart
In a world where the goal of most submissives is to find a Dom to own them, Tony DiNozzo is proud of his status as a Free Lancer, a sub who doesn't belong to any particular Dom, but can give his body where he chooses. One night, he meets a Dom who might change his mind about his insistence on his freedom. Gibbs/Tony. Explicit sex, corporal punishment, bondage.
Once a Thief
The Art of Submission by Nikita
Crossover with NCIS, sequel to a story from that fandom. Mac Ramsey gets advice from new friends. Victor/Mac, Gibbs/Tony. Explicit sex, voyeurism.
Disclosureverse by sabinelagrande
"For not the first time, Edgeworth considered that the law might exist solely to mock him." Edgeworth/Phoenix, Daryan/Klavier, Franziska/Gumshoe. Some sexualised violence.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Compass Point by Aris
Commodore Norrington sets off in search of a pirate, and learns a few things about love, loss, command, being commanded, and compromising in a variety of situations. Norrington/Elizabeth/Will/Sparrow, Norrington/Gilette, Groves/Gilette. Explicit sex, violence.
Real Person Fiction (not including TV fandoms which feature people playing charicatures of themselves)
Chosen, Considered, Claimed, and Collared by Belle Helanie
In this world, it's the Sub that pursues the Dom and the Dom who gets to decide whether to have a relationship or not. Jensen Ackles/Jared Padalecki. Explicit underage sex (a 15-year-old with a 28-year-old).
Eminence Front by Helens
No author summary given. Jude Law/Ewan McGregor. Explicit sex.
Misdirected by Helens and Telesilla
In a world where people are divided into doms and subs as a matter of course, a dom named Sean is frustrated with being put into the "dom" category and a dom named Bill is frustrated with having one too many perfect subs in his life. Bill Fichtner/Sean Bean. Explicit sex.
Redirected by Telesilla and Darkrose
In a world where people are divided into tops and subs as a matter of course, Ambassador Jason Isaacs, a top, and MI6 agent Ben Daniels, a sub, have to deal with their attraction to each other as well as the sometimes conflicting roles they play in society. Jason Isaacs/Ben Daniels. Explicit sex.
Sex Corps by Epeeblade
Commander Jeffrey Dean Morgan must team up with Lt. Jensen Ackles to rescue two lost soldiers on a planet with a society based around BDSM. Jeffrey Morgan/Jensen Ackles, and others. View each story in the series for individual warnings.
The Great Amendment of 1998 by ihuntyoudown
In a world where everybody is a dom or a sub, John pretends to be a dom, but he isn't. Sherlock/John, Mycroft/Lestrade.
I Could Make Your Whole World Sweet by wallhaditcoming
Sherlock Holmes has never wanted anyone as much as he has wanted John Watson. The problem? Sherlock is a Dom... and so is John. Or at least, that's what the doctor wants everyone to think. Can they develop a relationship despite the dynamic mismatch? And can they handle the consequences in their everyday lives? Sherlock/John. Explicit sex, corporal punishment.
Please God, Let Me Live by Flitter
When John Watson found himself facing an AK-47, on his knees and hopeless, he said the only thing he could say. But, while God did let him survive, living was a completely different matter. And for a Sub without a Guardian in London, well that was a harsh matter indeed. Sherlock/John. Violence, torture, punishment, graphic sex and explicit language.
The Pleasure-Dome Hotel by Raiining and Velvet Mace
Sex had little interest to Sherlock until a case of murder and espionage leads Sherlock to find a very interesting sub. Sherlock/John. Graphic sex, violence.
Responsibility by ihuntyoudown
It had become Mycroft’s burden to be taught how to maintain a mask whenever it was needed. His mother had made sure that her oldest son had learnt how to suppress his submissive side and hide it in front of almost everybody. Mycroft/Lestrade. Explicit sex.
Unnamed Kink Meme Fic by Anonymous
Sherlock is, nominally, a sub. Moriarty/Sherlock. Dub-con or possibly rape I think (I haven't read it so I'd appreciate someone who has clarifying the warnings for me).
Unnamed Kink Meme Fic by Anonymous
John Watson is a Dom who makes his business by 'taming' or 'educating' overly willful subs that families don't really want to have to deal with anymore. Sherlock Holmes is a willful sub who his older brother Mycroft, having just collared a lovely sub of his own, doesn't really want to have to babysit anymore. Sherlock/John. Corporal punishment.
You Need Someone to Take Care of You (But I Know it Won't be Me) by etothepii
The first time he sees Sherlock's driving license, Lestrade is sure it's a skilled forgery, though why Sherlock would want the little black S as his role instead of a D, he has no idea. Sherlock/Lestrade. Explicit sex.
Sequel: It's Easy to Trust Someone Who Can't Break You by etothepii
It's different with Lestrade, because Lestrade puts the cases first too, and he doesn't -- he doesn't want Sherlock, not the way Sherlock knows John wants him. Lestrade wants to fuck him, and hurt him, and use him. He wants Sherlock to kneel and plead and whimper. But he doesn't want to keep him, and Sherlock doesn't want to be kept, and that's what makes it easy. Sherlock/Lestrade, Sherlock/John.Sequel: Everything You Won't Tell Me by etothepii
It's never felt like this before, like wanting to say, “I'd rather not, but if you wanted, I'd get on my knees for you.” Because John is a dom, and Sherlock is a dom, and John wants him anyways. Except, one of these things is not quite true. Sherlock/John. Explicit sex.
Open Secrets by Nonesane
Watson has never commented on Holmes' uncanny ability to switch the guise of follower for leader in the wink of an eye, just as Holmes never has asked for details concerning Watson's meetings with 'old friends' and this has worked fine for several years. But thanks to a gang of surprisingly resourceful jewellery thieves and a sudden engagement this might all be about to change. Sherlock/John, John/Mary, other secondary pairings.
Crossing Over by Belle Helanie and Shingo the Pest
Crossover with NCIS. The Pegasus Galaxy is at peace now that the wraith are gone. As Atlantis’s population grows so does her need of real domestic criminal control and since the majority of the soldiers on base are marines Dr Weir thinks she has the perfect solution. She petitions for a member of NCIS and when her search leads her to Special Agent Tony DiNozzo. Gibbs/Tony, Tony/OMC. Exhibition, spanking, caning, graphic sex.
The Empty Bowl: A Love Story by sabinelagrande
Rodney might be the one who takes the beatings, but John's the one who's getting bruised. John/Rodney. Caning, explicit sex.
General and Dr Sheppard by Xanthe
An accident with Ancient technology sucks a John and Rodney from an alternate universe onto Atlantis – and they have very different ideas about sex, marriage and relationships. John/Rodney. Spanking, graphic sex.
Prequel: Coming Home by XantheHigh School Confidential by Master Elayna
Colonel John Sheppard knew, from the moment he first met Dr Rodney McKay, that the man would be trouble. John/Rodney. Spanking, graphic sex.
Sequel: Hiding in Plain Sight by Xanthe
Crossover with NCIS. When a serial killer murders three marines on Atlantis, NCIS are called in to investigate. However, their arrival brings complications for everyone – revealing a lie, a prophecy, a secret and a nemesis. John/Rodney, Gibbs/Tony, Carson/Caldwell, Teyla/Ronon, Ziva/McGee, and others. Spanking, graphic sex.Interlude: Punished by Blackchaps
Crossover with NCIS. Rodney has been punished. Tony isn't much better off. Corporal punishment.
John and Rodney meet in high school. John/Rodney. Explicit sex, non-con.
I Only Want Your Trust by Telesilla
As much as John wishes it was, starting up a relationship isn't as easy falling into bed together. John/Rodney. Explicit sex, spanking, bondage.
modern~bdsm'verse by SexyCazzy
John and Rodney try to solve a problem. John/Rodney, Ronon/Teyla. Bloodplay, sex.
The Spaces Inside by Lavvyan
John didn't know when he had started to look forward to their encounters. He only knew that somehow, they had become the highlights of his week. John/Rodney. Explicit sex.
Sub!John 'verse by seekergeek
Turning to Evan, she replied quietly, "I have convinced them that he is owned by your military rather than by a specific dominant. But they still insist that they must see him submit to one who has authority over him before they will hand him back over to us." John/Evan, Ronon/Amelia, Rodney/Jennifer, flashbacks of John/Nancy. Explicit sex, abuse, dubious consent.
Take Clothes Off As Directed by Helen
John entered the Air Force Academy in 1987; it was only the third year subs were accepted into the flight program. John wasn't the only one in his class, but he was the only one who looked like he did, and it didn't make him any friends. John/Rodney. Explicit sex.
Ties That Bind by Keira Marcos
Colonel John Sheppard returns to Earth to debrief and to meet Dr. Rodney McKay. John/Rodney. Graphic sex, violence, spanking, exhibitionism, evil!Carter.
Companion: Time Heals by CJ aka WritinginCTTo Find the Place Where I Am by seekergeek
Time may have healed their bodies, but for two damaged men assigned to Atlantis, it will take meeting each other to truly become whole again. OC/OC/Katie. Explicit sex, non-graphic descriptions of rape and torture.
John slanted a look at him but held his peace. The fact that he actually did love Rodney had no bearing on their relationship, really, despite what Ronon thought. John couldn't give Rodney what he needed. John/Rodney, John/others. Graphic sex, caning.
Star Trek AOS
The Catching by tallycola
The very romantic story of how McCoy proposed to Kirk, and their subsequent collaring ceremony. Kirk/McCoy, Uhura/Spock, Sulu/Chekov. Abduction, humiliation, spanking, bondage.
In the Stars (I Will Rewrite Our Destiny) by heeroluva
Mirror!verse and Reboot!verse are both BDSM universes, but have very different takes on it. When Mirror!Spock finds himself stranded in an alternate universe, he’s shocked by the dissimilarity. In Kirk, can Spock to find the relationship he’s always wanted but could never have in his own universe? What will this do to the relationship between Kirk and McCoy? Kirk/Spock, Kirk/McCoy. Explicit rough sex, strapping, caning, slight asphyxiation, watersports, mentions of slavery, mentions of rape.
A Matter of Trust by Michelle Perry
Jim is an unclaimed submissive, being threatened. McCoy tells Spock, who claims Jim. Kirk/Spock, McCoy/Uhura. Explicit sex, strong language.
The People We Are, The Choices We Make by Acidqueen
In a universe that places more importance on roles than people, Jim Kirk and Bones McCoy try to live their lives to the fullest, in sometimes different ways. Kirk/McCoy, Kirk/Pike, Sarek/McCoy, Spock/Uhura, Spock/McCoy. Explicit sex (one rough scene), minor character death.
Unnamed Kink Meme Fic by Anonymous
McCoy is guardian for an underage, submissive Chekov and must chase away all the dominants who want him. Sulu/Chekov.
Wall-'verse by Kris
Sometimes you don't know who you are at all. It's when you meet that one person meant for you that you truly start to see. Kirk/McCoy, Spock/Uhura, Sulu/Chekov.
The Hell Inside by Belle Helanie
Dean is returned from hell to find his little brother has been living in hell on Earth. Dean sets out to claim Sam as his sub and he doesn’t care who he has to take down to get to him nor does he care what Sam has to say on the matter. Dean/Sam, Sam/Ruby, Sam/OMC. Explicit sex.
The Prince of Submission by Anonymous
Relationships in Asgardian society are defined not by sexual orientation but by having a dominant and a submissive partner. Thor/Loki. Incest (by adoption).
When in Rome by Sporkie
DG comes to realize that the O.Z. is so much more different than she first thought. DG/Cain, Azkadellia/Glitch.
Bound Together by hab318princess
Now Jack has three options: kill Ianto, retcon him or retrain him under a collar to ensure his loyalty. Jack/Ianto, Gwen/Rhys, previous Lisa/Ianto. Bondage, corporal punishment, explicit sex, domestic abuse.
X-Men: First Class
Let Them Talk by manic_intent
Sub/Dom pairs are created by imprinting. Mutants generally imprint on mutants and Erik who is the most powerful among them thinks that he will have equally powerful sub. Turns out that he imprints on Charles – a brilliant yet entirely human Professor. Cue Erik being disgusted and angry with his Sub, which Charles takes really hard. Erik is ashamed of him, and doesn’t want him to associate with other mutants, but slowly Charles charms his way to the hearts of everyone and one day another Logan challenges Erik’s claim over Xavier. Logan/Charles, Erik/Charles. Explicit sex, mental abuse.
Never in Anger by katydidmischief
It was almost as if he were being courted. Erik/Charles. Explicit sex.
Of Needles by Skull_Bearer
Once a Dominant and Submissive pair is born, they are linked to each other, no matter how far apart they are. This link doesn’t actually tell the Dom or the Sub each other’s thoughts, but it does allow them to know how the other’s doing and serves as a reassurance that there’s someone meant for them out there. Another one of the reasons that Erik hates Shaw so badly is because Shaw managed to break Erik’s link to his Sub. Now Erik doesn’t even know if his Sub’s alive because breaking a link like that can kill a Submissive. Erik/Charles.
Try a Little Tenderness by Anonymous
Sub/Dom pairs are created by imprinting. Mutants generally imprint on mutants and Erik who is the most powerful among them thinks that he will have equally powerful sub. Turns out that he imprints on Charles – a brilliant yet entirely human Professor. Erik/Charles.