I think Jughead being domimant is just him being passionate and loving and just showing betty how much he loves her by putting all his feelings into physical love if you know what i mean
I totally do get what you mean, Grayface. I honestly think that, in recent years, the word “dominant” has some totally unfair connotations to it (part in parcel from an “unnamed, irresponsibly unresearched, utterly dodgy, and badly written erotica” novel).
In my mind, Dom doesn’t mean control - in fact, the submissive partner is actually the one in control. If Betts didn’t want to be slammed into that kitchen cupboard, she wouldn’t have been. Also - as Zump mentioned - Betty is finally coming into her own. She’s calling out her mother. She’s not just taking what the world throws at her. She’s questioning her Stepford life. Were I in her place, with someone I love and trust as much as she does Juggie, I would probably be just as likely to surrender that hard won control and trust that he’s going to take care of me. (Not to say that I wouldn’t want my turn on top - but giving over that need for control is actually very freeing)
For Juggie to behave as he did in E13, I think part of it’s about passion and trust (finally complete confidence and trust in someone! yes!) - but another part of it is as Zumpie’s anon said - Juggie is used to trying to orchestrate things in his favour (as much as possible anyway) and she was right - he didn’t make that first risky move until he was pretty sure that taking a chance wouldn’t have her kicking him back down the ladder. Keep in mind she’d just gone on a “date” with Trev and I imagine that was a huge catalyst for him making the move before he lost his opportunity completely. The Juggie in my head isn’t a shrinking violet. When he couldn’t bear it at home - he moved out. But he also has a lot of outside things acting upon him - example: he’s unable to do anything about his father’s arrest - so when he’s with Betty and he’s accepted that she’s his lobster and he can 100% trust her, he’s going to be able to “act and not be acted upon.”
Seriously, I know this is a long answer for a simple question but Dom!Juggie is one of my absolute favourite kind of Juggies. Throw in some dirty talk and I’m more than a happy girl. Why do you think I love heytherejones so much? lol.