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The Iron Gate is a BDSM Resource and Knowledge Database for those interested or curious about BDSM, learning about themselves, or seasoned lifestylers who want to learn more. The Gate began as a work of love by luna, and continues to grow and expand. This is a one stop resource for all things BDSM.


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In Essays
"My Way or the Highway" by kaela
Why staying "in the closet" isn't necessarily a bad thing by Phrodeaux
Five Phases of Punishment by Amsterdam News Desk
Defining the BDSM Lifestyle: The Essential Prerequisite, part 2 by Polly Peachum and Jon Jacobs
Defining the BDSM Lifestyle: The Essential Prerequisite by Polly Peachum and Jon Jacobs
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In Fiction
An Offer of Intimacy by silkmaskedkitten
The puppy slave by Falcon~s moonbeam
Cabin Pleasure by Falcon~s moonbeam
A Glimpse by Asher
The Party by Falcon's moonbeam
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In Poetry
Silent Steps by ladyjade
A True Slave by Mistress Genni
Crashing waterfalls by Mahoganyspassion
lying at Her feet by Mahoganyspassion
Not what You want by Mahoganyspassion
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In Essays

Qualities of A Successful Dominant by Polly Peachum
Filed in: dominance

"The Problems Started After I Moved In" When talking to submissive women about their lives and relationships, the most frequent cause of sorrow and difficulty that gets mentioned is the transition from a non-live-in D&S relationship to a full-time live-in situation. Relationships that[...]

On becoming 'Real' by Bluedeacon
Filed in: inspirational, general knowledge, d/s

Morning, all! I wanted to share something different with the group this morning. From time to time I've seen posts on and offlist about how a person doesn't yet feel like a sub/slave, or a dom/master, and at the party I was noticing the differing things that people did to express this, or to make i[...]

All Wrapped Up In Myself: Mummification Part 2, Safety and Wrapping Choices by Norische
Filed in: health and safety, bondage, mummification

Mummification is an adventure like no other; it can allow one to soar to new heights within their soul or to fall to the deepest depths of their subconscious mind. The time expended for a full mummification is extensive, and with out the senses to rely on, ones mind tends to wander, fantasize or pla[...]

Take Your Breath Away: Basics of Breath Play by Norische
Filed in: how-to, breath play, beginners

Within the vast selection of BDSM activities not one is as dangerous as breath play. To be quite blunt there is NO safe way to participate in breath play. This is the only activity, that I am aware of, that strictly violates the Safe Sane Consensual regiment. All the instructional articles about bre[...]

Some Facts about SM by Author Unknown
Filed in: general knowledge, sm

S/M is not an aberration. S/M is a sexual orientation that is found in a significant percentage of the population. Surveys have listed S/M behavior by as much as 7 to 14 % of the population, with interests at up to 50% of the population. To see the prevalence, just look at the public's interest in m[...]

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In Fiction

The Position by Barister
Filed in: punishment, bondage, orgasm, F/f, butt pllug, vibrators, strapping

She was extremely uncomfortable. She had been positioned like this for almost an hour now, as she always was before her lover, Ginny, first sexually tormented her and then punished her. She didn't remember when Ginny first began positioning her like this for her punishments, it must have been short[...]

Cabin Pleasure by Falcon~s moonbeam
Filed in: bondage, outdoor sex, ice

This story was written at the request of a very special Dom in Calgary. His request was that i write him an erotic D/s story which included a black and red twisted cord, an ice cube, and a feather…------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[...]

Humiliated by kaya
Filed in: punishment, discipline, humiliation, objectification

She walked just behind Him through the store, always just a half inch from stepping on His heel. She tried to be mindful of His step, His movements. Sudden stops and turns either sent her crashing into His ass or scrambling to keep up. She thought of it as just another duty of hers, to be aware of H[...]

Saran Wrap by Susan Strict
Filed in: dominance, mummification, cock and ball torture, femdom, photography, cbt, face-sitting

(This particular story is part of a collection of short stories by Susan Strict "Strictly Susan - The Fifth Collection" published (non-exclusively) by A1 Adult eBooks. Used with permission from the Author. Please visit her website: Strictly Susan.) “Come on,” said Paula. &ldq[...]

Ebony's Story Part 2 by ChocletRn
Filed in: bondage, spanking, sex toys, anal fisting, breast torture, double penetration

Ebony scrambled to comply, her own passion taking control of her actions. Ebony was once again on hands and knees. This position meant easy access to either her pussy or asshole. And ebony loved when he used either one. Her body burned with her need. “What is your word”, he asked as if [...]

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In Poetry

lying at Her feet by Mahoganyspassion
Filed in: submission, need, climax

do You know she wonders the fire that rages deep within a breath, a touch her body sc[...]

A True Slave by Mistress Genni
Filed in: slavery, truth, realness

As he fell to my feet I could see he wasn’t true  His eyes lowered and his chest flexed [...]

Not what You want by Mahoganyspassion
Filed in: torture, orgasm, pleasure, manual sex

slipping between already glistening lips long slender fingers glide over the tip of my now puls[...]

A Voice by luna
Filed in: submission, control, growth, master, voice

Can you hear me? I am whispering your name. My mind has sung the praises of your love, traveled the [...]

A Slave's Prayer by Greg's little one
Filed in: submission, prayer, rhyme

Please let me forever be open to learn and understand. Please let my service be absolute, To accept [...]

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Popular Quotes

#32   + (206) - [X]

Tagged: intimacy, vulnerable

Intimacy is based on shared vulnerability...nothing deepens intimacy like the experiences that we share when we feel flayed, with our skins off, scared and vulnerable, and our partner is there with us, willing to share in the scary stuff -- Dossie Easton & Catherine A. Liszt

#67   + (198) - [X]

Tagged: life, heart, surrender, pain

Sometimes what seems like surrender isn't surrender at all. It's about what's going on in our hearts. About seeing clearly the way life is and accepting it and being true to it, whatever the pain, because the pain of not being true to it is far, far greater. -- Nicholas Evans

#159   + (187) - [X]

Tagged: service, heart, slave

The very instant that I saw you, did my heart fly to Your service; there resides, To make me slave to it; and for Your sake... -- William Shakespeare

#121   + (185) - [X]

Tagged: pleasure, pain

And painful pleasure turns to pleasing pain. -- Edmund Spenser

#93   + (172) - [X]

Tagged: penis, proverb

A standing prick has no conscience. -- English Proverb

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