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#9   + (24) - [X]

Tagged: master, hands

The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands. -- Benjamin Franklin

#109   + (48) - [X]

Tagged: love

Immature love says: "I love you because I need you." Mature love says: "I need you because I love you. -- Erich Fromm

#200   + (24) - [X]

Tagged: master, slave, centered

How does a master center a slave? Being centered is a Zen term that means a person is balanced, calm, healthy, peaceful, grounded, nourished. Some might see it as a relaxed state, one of calm, creative, full of the realization of being well-off, in communion with one's self and one's environment… How does a master center a slave? He does it by creating, with his slave, a right relationship, that is, one in which each is free to be him or herself; one with openness, honesty, and clarity of purpose. Centering comes from having a clear focus, mutual support, encouragement, and purpose. -- Jack Rinella

#68   + (-19) - [X]

Tagged: pain, understanding

And he said, 'Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. -- Khalil Gibran

#147   + (88) - [X]

Tagged: leather, spirituality

I have come close enough to know that there is something to the "spiritual" side of leather. -- Jack Rinella

#133   + (24) - [X]

Tagged: dominance, submission

It's the submissives that show to others what type of Dom owns them. -- Anonymous

#22   + (13) - [X]

Tagged: bondage

If ever thou be'st bound in thy scarf and beaten, thou shalt find what it is to be proud of thy bondage. -- William Shakespeare

#50   + (-29) - [X]

Tagged: whipping, song

Sometimes I feel, like I've been tied to the whippin' post.
Oh Lord, I feel like I'm dying.
-- The Allman Brothers

#100   + (42) - [X]

Tagged: love, woman, wine

To love women and never enjoy them, is as much to love wine and never taste it. -- John Lyly

#29   + (34) - [X]

Tagged: abnormal, pleasures

Be careful Anais, abnormal pleasures kill the taste for normal ones. -- Eduardo

#117   + (97) - [X]

Tagged: woman, proverb

A woman's "No" is said with one mouth only. -- Proverb

#227   + (13) - [X]

Tagged: love, suffer, understanding

To suffer in love is to completely understand it. 

-- Dr. Justin Hale

#115   + (44) - [X]

Tagged: sex

In lovemaking, as in other arts, those who do it best can not tell how it is done. -- James M. Barrie

#69   + (51) - [X]

Tagged: discipline, suffer, pain

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. -- Jim Rohn

#60   + (-12) - [X]

Tagged: masochism, sadism

A masochist walked up to a sadist, and said 'Hurt me'. The sadist said 'No' and walked away. -- Unknown

#82   + (47) - [X]

Tagged: sex, arousal

Arousal is a miracle... Don't try to hide it. [It is] an unsolicited endorsement, a standing ovation, a spontaneous demonstration -- Playboy

#114   + (-34) - [X]

Tagged: sex, love

Nobody dies from the lack of sex. It's the lack of love we die from. -- Margaret Atwood

#137   + (84) - [X]

Tagged: life, journey, destiny

The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being. -- Dag Hammarskjold

#149   + (54) - [X]

Tagged: pleasure, surrender, violence

One must do violence to the object of one's desire; when it surrenders, the pleasure is greater. -- Marquis De Sade

#48   + (6) - [X]

Tagged: spanking, torture, poetry

Look, if you want to torture me, spank me, lick me, do it. But if this poetry shit continues just shoot me now please. -- Lori Petty

#99   + (44) - [X]

Tagged: love, life, candle

To say that you can love one person all your life is like saying that one candle will continue to burn as long as you live. -- Leo Tolstoy

#118   + (78) - [X]

Tagged: oral sex, intimacy

I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce. -- J. Edgar Hoover

#113   + (39) - [X]

Tagged: proverb, lips, hips

Free of her lips, free of her hips. -- English Proverb

#212   + (7) - [X]

Tagged: submission, permission, right

You are no one's slave, dog, slut, or sub until you give them that right. Only you can give it. No one can take or assume it without your permission. -- Jack Rinella

#64   + (-9) - [X]

Tagged: whipping

Whipping is fifty percent show and noise. -- Anne Rice

#72   + (65) - [X]

Tagged: sensual, life

To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself and so to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the breaking of bread. -- James Baldwin

#5   + (34) - [X]

Tagged: find, submissive, question

The single most common question in BDSM is "How do I find a submissive?" -- John Warren, Ph.D

#230   + (38) - [X]

Tagged: possession, giving

"It's in giving yourself that you possess yourself" -- Louise Andreas-Salomé

#165   + (-2) - [X]

Tagged: joy, happiness

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

#144   + (68) - [X]

Tagged: ritual, fear, pain, lust

There are rituals of lust and joy and pain and fear. These, forced to extremes, meld in the mind, and in that melding they may make or dissolve our egos, bodies, or spirits. -- Raven Greywalker (Lilith)

#14   + (52) - [X]

Tagged: service, reward

Do not be like servants who serve their masters expecting to receive a reward; be rather like servants who serve their master unconditionally, with no thought of reward. -- Antigonus of Sokho

#110   + (39) - [X]

Tagged: kissing

Kissing is man's greatest invention. All animals copulate, but only humans kiss. -- Tom Robbins

#2   + (-2) - [X]

Tagged: slavery, chains

The slave escapes her bonds to find a stronger set of chains. -- Anonymous

#32   + (438) - [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

#158   + (71) - [X]

Tagged: master, needs, bottom, slave

Bottoms have appetites that are their own, whereas slaves' needs become the same as those of the Master. -- Guy Baldwin

#81   + (19) - [X]

Tagged: love, woman

No one but a woman in love ever sees the maximum of men's greatness. -- Anais Nin

#157   + (13) - [X]

Tagged: yield, weak

That which yields is not always weak. -- Jacqueline Carey

#87   + (14) - [X]

Tagged: question, charm, yes

You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked a clear question. -- Albert Camus

#231   + (23) - [X]

Tagged: submission, consent, control, dynamic, illusion

The Power exchange that occurs within a D/s dynamic is essentially an illussion! The submissive always retains the power of consent, and the only power the Dominant truly has are those gifted to them by their submissive, and only within the confines of that negotiagted dynamic. -- Father Mark (bdsmgallery.org)

#123   + (123) - [X]

Tagged: sex, proverb, creative

Be creative; invent a sexual perversion. -- Graffito

#193   + (5) - [X]

Tagged: edge, explanation

The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. -- Hunter S. Thompson

#51   + (115) - [X]

Tagged: reality, pain

There was no reality to pain when it left one, though while it held one fast all other realities faded. -- Rachel Field

#24   + (-6) - [X]

Tagged: bondage, familiar

Once you familiarize yourself with the chains of bondage, you prepare your own limbs to wear them. -- Abraham Lincoln

#172   + (1) - [X]

Tagged: life, vision

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are. -- Anais Nin

#71   + (41) - [X]

Tagged: woman, bitch

Sometimes, being a bitch is all a woman has. -- Stephen King

#154   + (64) - [X]

Tagged: love, chains, slave

If loving you makes a slave of me, then I'll spend my whole life in chains. -- Sophie B. Hawkins

#124   + (34) - [X]

Tagged: sex, promiscuity

What is a promiscuous person? It's usually someone who is getting more sex than you are. -- Victor Lownes

#77   + (82) - [X]

Tagged: life

Think of three things, whence you came, where you are going, and to whom you must account. -- Benjamin Franklin

#177   + (-35) - [X]

Tagged: slavery, path, crawling

The path to slavery is so narrow that two cannot walk upon it at the same time, hence why the slave must crawl behind. -- Unknown

#95   + (-26) - [X]

Tagged: passions, womanhood

You have opened up the prison gates of my womanhood. And all the passion that was unsatisfied in me for so many years, leaped into a wild reckless storm boundless as the sea. -- Emma Goldman

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