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BDSM Definitions by D. Glenn Arthur Jr.
Filed in: general knowledge, definitions

BDSM = Bondage & Discipline, Dominance & Submission, S&M BDSM is a convenient abbreviation for most of the interesting activities discussed in alt.sex.bondage. It's so convenient that it [...]

Standing On The Edge: Is It Edge Play or Not by Norische
Filed in: edge play, definitions, limits

The definition for edge play varies from individual to individual, each person has his or her interpretation of what edge play truly is. For some things this may be odd, but not for edge play, let me [...]

What's with Switching, anyway? by Franklin Veaux
Filed in: switch, definitions

"How singular is the thing called pleasure, and how curiously related to pain, which might be thought to be the opposite of it; For they are never present to a man at the same instant, and yet he[...]

Serve, Service and Servitude by Ms Lyn
Filed in: submission, service, definitions

What do you mean when you offer to serve? What do you mean when you offer to be of service? What do mean when you offer yourself in servitude? Do the answers to these questions bring up visions of [...]

Knights vs. Gods by Master Eso
Filed in: dominance, definitions

Naturally, for most slaves and submissives it is a most desirable, pleasing and romantic thought and wish to find and serve ones “Knight in Shining Armor”. And finding on[...]

Irresponsible Masters by Mystik
Filed in: dominance, submission, definitions

The slave is equal in personality, human rights and dignity. There are those who feel that the slave gives up her rights once she becomes her Master’s property. Wrong! First, she has the righ[...]

The Perfect Slave by slave girl
Filed in: slavery, definitions

How does one begin to write an essay giving a definitive description of the perfect slave? I believe that there may be as many descriptions for that as there are Masters in this world, as it h[...]

What Should a Dominant be? by Lord Wolf
Filed in: dominance, definitions

A few personal speculations about the lifestyle and those who participate in it...what follows is my opinion and in no way states Mine is the only path to follow. there are many differing opinions out[...]

Online BDSM Dictionary by Author Unknown
Filed in: online, definitions

:::Thwack:::The noise made by the keys as they are tapped to spell out 'whip'. :::Kneeling quietly:::What subs post to remind their Masters or Mistresses that they are still online. :::12" shaft [...]

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