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#14   + (51) - [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

#145   + (51) - [X]

Tagged: bondage, discipline, trust

In a sense, you will find that it does not matter what stance you take in bondage and discipline games. Either role done well transcends into the other, and to be done well both require trust. -- Lady Ravinia

#38   + (50) - [X]

Tagged: torture, pleasure

Thou art to me a delicious torment. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

#57   + (50) - [X]

Tagged: sex, love, vanilla, erotic, s/m

Many vanilla people are surprised to learn that S/M includes erotic spanks, scratches, and bites, which are amazingly common forms of erotic expression. They are also surprised to find out that S/M practitioners can fall in love, and that they enjoy conventional sex acts such as oral sex and intercourse. -- Laura Goodwin

#61   + (50) - [X]

Tagged: sensation, pain

The great object of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even though in pain. -- Lord Byron

#43   + (49) - [X]

Tagged: torture, heart

The only way to a woman's heart is along the path of torment. I know none other as sure. -- Marquis De Sade

#72   + (49) - [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

#229   + (49) - [X]

Tagged: slavery, master, slave, gift

A Master has to master the mind of His slave and not to torment her body - only then He's worth the most precious gift that was given to Him - the slave herself! -- Sir Peter Mclaughlin

#154   + (48) - [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

#192   + (46) - [X]

Tagged: service, unseen

The noblest service comes from nameless hands, And the best servant does his work unseen. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

#182   + (44) - [X]

Tagged: service, worth, price, work, self-sacrifice

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice--no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service. -- John Burroughs

#170   + (43) - [X]

Tagged: surrender

Self-conquest is really self-surrender. Yet before we can surrender ourselves we must become ourselves. For no one can give up what he does not possess. -- Thomas Merton

#82   + (42) - [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

#115   + (41) - [X]

Tagged: sex

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

#131   + (41) - [X]

Tagged: heart, truth

The heart is the temple wherein all truth resides. -- Kahlil Gibran

#204   + (41) - [X]

Tagged: submission

Submission is not about being used, submission is about being of use. submission is not about what is done to you, submission is about what you do for others " "Strong men simply need women. This will never be understood by weak men. A strong man needs a woman at his feet, who is truly his. Anything else is less than his fulfillment. -- Unknown

#97   + (40) - [X]

Tagged: woman, man, looking

Any man that can't find what he is looking for in a thousand women is really looking for a boy. -- Gershon Legman

#140   + (39) - [X]

Tagged: dominance

In the beginning I was fooled by Dominants who were good looking, had charisma, dressed well, and had that "dominant" personae. I soon realized that these things are easy to fashion. Real Dominance is a deep and visceral thing, something that has nothing to do with the trappings of BDSM. -- Sensuous Sadie

#207   + (39) - [X]

Tagged: whips, rhyme, chains, excitement, affection

Sticks and Stones may break my bones but Whips and Chains excite me. So slam me up and throw me down and show me that you like me! -- Unknown

#34   + (38) - [X]

Tagged: sex

I don't know what I am, darling. I've tried several varieties of sex. The conventional position makes me claustrophobic. And the others give me either stiff neck or lockjaw. -- Tallulah Bankhead

#30   + (37) - [X]

Tagged: force, heart, sexual urges

Feelings that originate in the human genitalia are among the most powerful forces on earth. They have a complex relationship with the feelings that stem from the human heart; at various times in competition or in harmony... One of the supreme goals of spiritual work is to harness the sexual urges in service to the heart's wisdom. -- Rob Brezsny

#98   + (37) - [X]

Tagged: dream, mysterious

A man doesn't dream about a woman because he thinks her "mysterious"; he decides that she is "mysterious" to justify his dreaming of her. -- Henri de Montherlant

#109   + (37) - [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

#29   + (36) - [X]

Tagged: abnormal, pleasures

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

#84   + (36) - [X]

Tagged: breasts

A full bosom is actually a millstone around a woman's neck... [Breasts] are not parts of a person but lures slung around her neck, to be kneaded and twisted like magic putty, or mumbled and mouthed like lolly ices. -- Germaine Greer

#156   + (35) - [X]

Tagged: sexuality

Sexuality is not a leisure or part-time activity. It is a way of being. -- Alexander Lowen

#230   + (35) - [X]

Tagged: possession, giving

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

#86   + (34) - [X]

Tagged: love, heart

You gave me the key of your heart, my love; Then why did you make me knock?" "Oh that was yesterday, saints above! And last night- I changed the lock! -- John Boyle O'Reilly

#99   + (34) - [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

#100   + (34) - [X]

Tagged: love, woman, wine

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

#39   + (33) - [X]

Tagged: life, surrender

I could spend my life in this sweet surrender. -- Aerosmith

#106   + (33) - [X]

Tagged: kissing

Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her- when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her. -- Helen Rowland

#110   + (33) - [X]

Tagged: kissing

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

#138   + (33) - [X]

Tagged: service, life

What is my life if I am no longer useful to others. -- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

#176   + (32) - [X]

Tagged: conquer, victory

The first and the best victory is to conquer self. -- Plato

#27   + (31) - [X]

Tagged: bend, break

I bend, but I do not break. -- Jean de La Fontaine

#69   + (31) - [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

#71   + (31) - [X]

Tagged: woman, bitch

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

#179   + (31) - [X]

Tagged: breasts, whip, walk, undies

I now know how to walk around properly in my undies. People would keep telling me to push my tits out! I also now know how to use a whip on people without causing bruising. -- Billie Piper

#211   + (31) - [X]

Tagged: submission, power, humility

Submission can actually engender power: realizing that you have something to give, and that you are capable of mastering your own will to give it up the way your top wants it instead of the way you think S/He should want it, can inspire pride: not the false pride of an inflated ego, but the true pride that, like humility, comes from knowing the depths of your self. -- William Henkin

#5   + (30) - [X]

Tagged: find, submissive, question

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

#6   + (30) - [X]

Tagged: master, words, slave

We are the masters of words we've never spoken and the slaves of the ones we have. -- Sandra West Prowell

#231   + (29) - [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 (

#75   + (29) - [X]

Tagged: fear

Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past me I will turn to see fear's path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. -- Frank Herbert

#104   + (29) - [X]

Tagged: chains

Chains of iron or of silk-both are chains. -- Friedrich von Schiller

#186   + (29) - [X]

Tagged: service, good, nature, peace, success

If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day. -- Alex Noble

#214   + (29) - [X]

Tagged: torture, pleasure, body

The body is both a pleasure palace and a torture chamber. -- Charles Levin

#208   + (28) - [X]

Tagged: fantasy, reality, nightmare

My fantasy became my reality, just before it became my nightmare -- D.J. Acrey

#222   + (28) - [X]

Tagged: power, influence, lady

Power is like being a lady. . . if you have to tell people you are, you aren't. -- Margaret Thatcher

#41   + (27) - [X]

Tagged: terror, anticipation

There is no terror in the bang ... only in the anticipation of it. -- Alfred Hitchock

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