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Candlelight Moments: Basics of Wax Play by Norische
Filed in: how-to, wax play

For many wax play is one of the first experiences within the BDSM realm, this is also the reason that so many people end up getting accidentally hurt. All too often someone is watching a pornographic [...]

Afternoon Tea 1: An Experience in British Tea Service by Norische
Filed in: how-to, ritual, etiquette, service, protocol

Tea: A History While there are volumes of information about the rich and illustrious tradition of Tea Time in Britain, information of the earliest introduction of tea to England and its associates ar[...]

Afternoon Tea 2: What will you serve, and how to serve it? by Norische
Filed in: how-to, ritual, etiquette, service, protocol

Now that the basics have been covered lets move on to the invitation, menu and serving of a proper Afternoon tea. Invitations Invitations should be sent 10 to 14 days in advance, this should ensure [...]

Afternoon Tea 3: Recipes: From Traditional to Exotic by Norische
Filed in: how-to, ritual, etiquette, service, protocol

There are many excellent recipes out there that are completely acceptable when it comes to a traditional British Afternoon Tea; the following are just a few suggestions that one might consider. While [...]

Cock and Ball Torture by Ms. Star
Filed in: how-to, cock and ball torture, torture

Introduction Cock and ball torture, or CBT as it is more commonly called, can involve a variety of things. Torture can be used to induce mild to severe pain or it can be used only to cause discomfort[...]

Selecting Rope for Japanese Bondage by Unknown
Filed in: how-to, bondage, rope

People frequently ask me what kind of rope I recommend. As with buying a computer, the answer is always "that depends on what you're trying to accomplish with it." There are a variety of asp[...]

Doing It Yourself by David Stein
Filed in: how-to, bondage

"Self-bondage" may seem like a contradiction in terms -- after all, if you tie yourself up, you'd better be able to un-tie yourself, meaning that you'll have to stay in control and won't be [...]

Fireplay by Lady Gwyneth Rose
Filed in: how-to, fire play, beginners

I have done fireplay on many occasions...please NOTE here... fireplay is one of the edgier types of play and should NOT be attempted without being shown how to do so properly FIRST and just reading an[...]

Hot Wax by Lady Gwyneth Rose
Filed in: how-to, wax play

Ahhh, hot candlewax... hot wax... even the sibilant sound as it rolls off the tongue is deliciously decadent... hot waxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxsssssssssssss... much as the sound of the droplets hitting the f[...]

Dealing with Law Enforcement at Your Door by Sir Bamm!
Filed in: how-to, health and safety, legal

Hopefully the time will never come that this happens to you: You?re in the middle of a play party, your guests are in various states of undress, your friends are beating and being beaten and there?s a[...]

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