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24/7 is an abbreviation which stands for "24 hours a day, 7 days a week". It is an American way of saying full time.

In commerce and industry, it identifies a round-the-clock service, potentially including holidays and days that otherwise may alter limitations of work.

In BDSM the term is used to identify or describe a relationship that is full-time, without any 'breaks' or 'timeouts'. It would normally imply a live-together arrangement but this is not necessarily indicated. What is most important for this description to be accurate, is that parties involved not differentiate between time spent with each other and time spent away from each other, as far as their D/s relationship is concerned.

For example, even though two people might not live together, the committment between them still is abided, including any rules and understandings they have agreed upon, or any contracts they have entered into.

Instead of 24/7, people might meet up only occasionally or might be living together full-time but only involved in occasional play and therefore would not consider their relationship to be 24/7 D/s. Of course, the translation is somewhat subject to the interpretation of the parties involved, but is generally accepted with the same respect as a vanilla marriage agreement.

24/7/365 is sometimes also seen and has the same meaning, the 365 implying all days in the year.

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