Definitions

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  • n. sexual practices or activities involving bondage, discipline, sadism, masochism, or acts of domination and submission.

Etymologies

Contracted abbreviation of bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, sadism/masochism. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I don't know how widely known this is, but from those who move in BDSM circles, I have learned the trick that, if your partner is having problems controlling his reaction to pain, light stroking or tickling, particularly along the midline of the body, helps a lot.

    The Benefits of Tickling

  • If such things interest you, your best bet would be to interview people in BDSM communities, for instance the House of V. September 4, 2007 6: 45 AM pixel bailey said ...

    Get me excited about 'XCite'

  • There's a large shopping area, a big castle-looking club where I saw people dancing and engaging in BDSM activities.

    Sexstination #14 - House of V

  • BDSM is not about humiliating another person for your own self-esteem.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • In writing The Dark Garden, Eden has penned a story that elucidates the psychological and emotional journey in BDSM for not only her main characters, but her secondary ones as well.

    A Diva Review – THE DARK GARDEN

  • Now, the contract may have been forged (as his lawyer's alleging) or incomplete (he may have presented this in the context that "I've written what you will do, now you write your contract for me," though I doubt it), but to automatically defend something because "It's BDSM" is wrong.

    A Note On The Sick Dude With The Contract And All

  • BDSM is consensual, between two people who have agreed to it, and the very language of the contract denies any consensual nature to this.

    A Note On The Sick Dude With The Contract And All

  • CLICK HERE TO GO TO THEIR SITE AND SEE THIS ISSUE (or buy it) First off, my one complaint (and it’s minor, mostly related to the fact I have a job and family that it effects) is that this issue is riddled with scantily clad model photos in BDSM poses.

    City Slab Mabazine - and dissapointing Scott Turow

  • Even BDSM is so widespread that it can’t be labeled "deviant" anymore.

    City Wants to Regulate Sex Businesses at cvillenews.com

  • Roman poets, ancient tribal drawings and even the Kama Sutra all refer to safe practices of what has come to be known as BDSM.

    Wendy Strgar: The Connection Between Sexual Pain and Pleasure

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