Daddy/lil girl is a type of relationship rooted in consensual power imbalance where the dominant partner has a parental role as well as that of a sexual partner. Although it may be natural to think that it involves a father/daughter relationship, that is not always the emphasis. While there is no direct connection between 'Daddies' or 'girls' and incest, many - especially females - seem excited by the taboo or submissive feelings associated with it.
Despite its name, Daddy/lil girl is not unique to male/female relationships. Although Mommy/boy is becoming popular in the USA for heterosexual relationships where a woman is the dominant in this kind of relationship, many still refer to the relationship style as Daddy/lil girl. Homosexual couples are also found in this relationship style.
In most relationships, the male is older than the female and this is true also of this type of relationship. The age gap need not be any greater than normal, however and some 'Daddies' are younger than the 'lil girl'.
Daddy/little girl does not refer to the ages, real or pretend, of the participants. Nor does it imply closet desires. It refers to the environment that two people have created.
Some couples enjoy age play, or simply living in roles where the ages of one or both are set specifically with a parent/child type of age gap. Age play is not unique to Daddy/lil girl relationships nor is it necessarily a part of them.
A Daddy Dom knows the value of discipline, though at times his soft heart gets the best of him. He knows that in order for his little girl to be the best she can possibly be he must stand firm. He uses his experience in life and his knowledge of her to provide proper direction and punishment when the need arises. He knows this hurts her, and that tears at his heart, but he also knows it is for her own good.
Short form of 'little girl'. Little does not necessarily refer to either age or size but to the psychological positioning within the relationship. She is his: his to love and care for; his to cherish and correct; his to guide, teach and discipline.