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Essays Tagged: Acceptance



Need, Of A Masochist by Tonja
Filed in: submission, masochism, desire, needs, need, acceptance

This is a concept I have, only really in the 2 years, been trying to define and understand as it applies to me individually.As a masochist, newer than some, and perhaps much more inexperienced than mo[...]

The Fragrant Dust by Polly Peachum
Filed in: submission, service, spirituality, acceptance, humility, norms

From SubmissiveWomenSpeak.net, a now defunct website. From the author:  I wrote this article in 1988 for one issue of a short-lived print bdsm zine called "The Original Agenda." This zi[...]

Why staying "in the closet" isn't necessarily a bad thing by Phrodeaux
Filed in: family, bdsm, acceptance, approach, in the closet

The question often comes up when I'm with other BDSM-oriented friends: "What do your family and friends think?The answer, for us at least, is simple: "We've never brought it up."We're n[...]