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Lupercalian Valentine's Day: Whip It Good
The tradition of honoring all-inclusive, natural LUST around February 14 pre-dates classical times when Ancient Romans celebrated the Lupercalia, an archaic festival of the now obscure old shepherd go...
Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism
A political memoir by a leading gay rights and AIDS activist.
SM 101: A Realistic Introduction
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We support sexual liberation as a basic requirement of a truly free society. Our special concern is freedom for sexual minorities and particularly the rights of those whose sexuality embraces D/S or d...
Algolagnia is a sexual tendency which is defined by deriving sexual pleasure and stimulation from physical pain, often involving an erogenous zone.
Laura Antoniou (born 1963) is an American novelist. She is the author of The Marketplace series of BDSM-themed novels, which were originally published under the pen name of Sara Adamson.
Armbinder is a loose term designating a range of restraint devices primarily used in bondage play, their common function being to bind the arms and/or hands to each other or to the body, usually behin...
A type of roleplay or lifestyle choice between two or more individuals who use their experiences of pain and power to create sexual tension, pleasure, and release.
The Berkley Horse is a BDSM apparatus, supposedly designed for, or by, Theresa Berkley in 1828. She referred to it as a "chevalet".
Bondage is the use of restraints for the sexual pleasure of the parties involved. It may be used in its own right, as in the case of rope bondage and breast bondage, or as part of sexual activity or B...
Bondage cuffs are restraints designed for use in sexual bondage situations.
A bondage harness is a series of leather straps, typically between 1 and 2 cm wide, attached together in such a way as to allow a person to "wear" the item.
Bondage trousers or bondage pants are trousers with zippers, straps, chains, rings and buckles, giving an appearance of a BDSM style.
Bondage pornography specializes in the depiction of sexual bondage or BDSM activities, as photographs, stories, movies, or drawings.
A bondage rigger is a person who ties up others primarily as an art form, as opposed to people who do this to immobilize a bottom to prepare them for other forms of BDSM like flogging.
Bondage Rope Harness
A bondage rope harness, sometime also referred to as a bondage web, rope web, rope dress or karada, is a rope bondage technique which involves the tying of an intricate structure of rope around the bo...
In BDSM, a bottom or submissive is the partner in a BDSM relationship or a BDSM scene who takes the passive, receiving, or obedient role, to that of the top or dominant.
Gloria Glickstein Brame (born August 20, 1955) is a U.S. writer and sex therapist based in Athens, Georgia.
Breast bondage is a bondage technique which involves the tying of rope around a woman's breasts in a visually intricate and decorative pattern.
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty - Wikipedia article
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (1983), Beauty's Punishment (1984), and Beauty's Release (1985) are erotic novels by Anne Rice writing under the pseudonym of A. N. Roquelaure.
Cock and Ball Torture
Cock and ball torture (CBT) is a sexual activity involving torture of the male genitals.
In a BDSM context, a collar is a device of any material placed around the neck of the submissive partner. It is also a term used to show ownership of one partner by another. A person wearing a collar ...
Consent within BDSM is an issue that attracts much attention in the field. Practitioners' interests are in ensuring appropriate consent for personal, ethical, and legal reasons. The law also has its o...
In BDSM, a contract is an agreement, usually written, between the dominant and submissive in a 24/7 or Total Power Exchange (TPE) relationship. It is the formal act of consent to the power exchange. S...
A crotch rope (also known as Matanawa or Sakura in Japanese bondage) is a bondage technique which involves the tying of rope around a woman's waist which is then passed between the labia to apply p...
Dominance and submission
Dominance and submission (also known as D&s, Ds or D/s) is a set of behaviors, customs and rituals involving the giving by one individual to another individual of dominance over them in an erotic epis...
A dominatrix (plural dominatrices or dominatrixes) or mistress is a woman who takes the dominant role in bondage and discipline, dominance and submission or BDSM.
Erotic humiliation is the consensual use of psychological humiliation in a sexual context, whereby one person gains arousal or erotic excitement from the powerful emotions of being humiliated and deme...
Erotic Sexual Denial
Erotic sexual denial, also known as orgasm denial, is a sexual practice in which a heightened state of sexual arousal is maintained for an extended length of time without orgasm, and is commonly pract...
Erotic spanking is the act of spanking another person for the sexual arousal or gratification of either or both parties. Activities range from occasional sexual roleplay (such as ageplay) to domestic ...
Female dominance (or Femdom) refers to the BDSM relationships or BDSM scenes where the dominant partner is female.
Female submission describes a relationship in which a female voluntarily submits to the will of another.
Fetish fashion is any style or appearance in the form of a type of clothing or accessory, created to be extreme or provocative.
A forced orgasm is a form of orgasm control where the active partner sexually stimulates a submissive partner to the point of the submissive's involuntary orgasm, with the submissive attempting to res...
Glossary of BDSM
This glossary of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Dominance, Submission, Sadism, Masochism) terms defines terms commonly used in the BDSM community.
Insex was one of the biggest BDSM pornographic websites on the Internet and arguably the most extreme American pornographic production featuring female submissives. It was also a leading innovator in ...
Justice Weekly Magazine was a popular Canadian tabloid publication that was published weekly from 1949 until 1972. It featured news about Canadian and International criminal justice cases, and issues ...
List of BDSM Equipment
This is a list of BDSM equipment and restraints:
A nipple clamp is a clamp used to stimulate the nipples by applying varying degrees of pressure.
Orgasm control, also known as "edging", "peaking", "surfing", and by other terms, is a sexual technique which involves the maintenance of a high level of sexual arousal for an extended period of time ...
Payment Processors are Still Policing Your Sex Life, and the Latest Victim is FetLife
The adult social network FetLife just lost its ability to process credit card payments because it offers a platform for members to discuss and to post depictions of consensual BDSM practices.
Power exchange (BDSM)
In BDSM, the term power exchange refers to a relationship or activity in which the submissive gives to the dominant partner power and authority over the submissive's body in exchange for the submissiv...
Predicament bondage is the art of restraining a person by bondage in such a way that there is a limited number of positions in which they can be, each of which are so uncomfortable that they are force...
Prostate massage is the massage or stimulation of the male prostate gland for sexual stimulation or medical purposes.
Sadism is pleasure in the infliction of pain or humiliation upon another person, while masochism is pleasure in receiving the pain. These practices are often related and are collectively known as sado...
Sex Magic is a term for various types of sexual activity used in magical, ritualistic or otherwise religious and spiritual pursuits. One practice of sex magic is using the energy of sexual arousal or ...
Story of O
Story of O (French: Histoire d'O, is an erotic novel published in 1954 about dominance and submission by French author Anne Desclos under the pen name Pauline Réage.
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