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#50   + (-21) - [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

#224   + (26) - [X]

Tagged: collars, poetry

And, graven with diamonds, in letters plain/There is written her fair neck round about:/"Noli me tangere", for Caesar's I am;/And wild for to hold, though I seem tame. -- Petrarch

#10   + (19) - [X]

Tagged: service, pleasing

When you think night and day and every moment only of pleasing me, things will be very easy for you. -- Anne Rice

#11   + (75) - [X]

Tagged: discipline, life

Without discipline, there's no life at all. -- Katharine Hepburn

#195   + (9) - [X]

Tagged: submission, ritual, sex, sacrament

The BDSM ritual may be predominantly sexual in expression, however the goal is not gratification per se, but ecstasy. BDSM is, above and beyond a physical need, the psyche's effort to make sex a sacrament. Only through the understanding and acceptance of the sacramental value of submission will slavehood be true. By the same token, of course, it also becomes holy. -- J. Mikael Togneri

#177   + (-28) - [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

#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

#160   + (76) - [X]

Tagged: dominance, love

Love does not dominate; it cultivates. -- Goethe

#183   + (107) - [X]

Tagged: love, ownership, soul, yours

All my soul follows you, love encircles you and I live in being yours. -- Robert Browning

#157   + (15) - [X]

Tagged: yield, weak

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

#9   + (32) - [X]

Tagged: master, hands

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

#75   + (46) - [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

#47   + (30) - [X]

Tagged: fear

'Come to the edge', he said.
They said, 'We are afraid'.
'Come to the edge', he said.
They came.
He pushed them...
And they flew. -- Guillaume Apollinaire

#156   + (44) - [X]

Tagged: sexuality

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

#137   + (86) - [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

#8   + (-15) - [X]

Tagged: slavery, trainer

Everyone is a potential naked slave to you once you become a trainer. -- Anne Rice

#169   + (27) - [X]

Tagged: submission, bondage

I'm not averse to being tied up - I like a man to take charge. There's something very sexy about being submissive. -- Eva Longoria

#53   + (85) - [X]

Tagged: sex, art, erotic, philosophical

BSDM is an erotic art which does not require conventional sex acts to explore and practice. That's my philosophical story, and I'm stickin' to it. -- Elizabeth

#12   + (67) - [X]

Tagged: service, life, joy

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. -- Rabindranath Tagore

#227   + (12) - [X]

Tagged: love, suffer, understanding

To suffer in love is to completely understand it. 

-- Dr. Justin Hale

#88   + (94) - [X]

Tagged: desire, woman, man, want

When I am dead, you'll find it hard, says he
To ever find another like me.
What makes you think, as I suppose you do,
I'll ever want another man like you? -- Eugene T. Ware

#31   + (81) - [X]

Tagged: sexuality, sacrament

Sexuality is a sacrament. -- Starhawk

#159   + (370) - [X]

Tagged: service, heart, slave

The very instant that I saw you, did my heart fly to Your service; there resides, To make me slave to it; and for Your sake... -- William Shakespeare

#150   + (88) - [X]

Tagged: pleasure, degradatioin, delight

The degradation which characterizes the state into which you plunge him by punishing him pleases, amuses, and delights him. Deep down he enjoys having gone so far as to deserve being treated in such a way. -- Marquis De Sade

#170   + (62) - [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

#30   + (42) - [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

#182   + (64) - [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

#59   + (96) - [X]

Tagged: sensation, pain

No kind of sensation is keener and more active than pain it's impressions are unmistakable. -- Marquis De Sade

#99   + (53) - [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

#79   + (47) - [X]

Tagged: soul, diamond

Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough. -- Mary McLeod Bethune

#20   + (-15) - [X]

Tagged: kneeling

On my knees I think clearer. -- U2

#60   + (-13) - [X]

Tagged: masochism, sadism

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

#152   + (83) - [X]

Tagged: sex, obsession, fact

Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact. -- Marlene Dietrich

#164   + (-3) - [X]

Tagged: love, happiness

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. -- Robert Heinlein

#141   + (14) - [X]

Tagged: bottom, liberty

A 'working' bottom--one who is actively putting the Top's 'work' to joyful use--has liberty where he or she imagined limits. -- Joseph W. Bean

#38   + (77) - [X]

Tagged: torture, pleasure

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

#32   + (441) - [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

#92   + (84) - [X]

Tagged: love, life

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

#58   + (-7) - [X]

Tagged: thorns, roses

There are thorns everywhere, but along the path of vice, roses bloom above them. -- Marquis De Sade

#154   + (75) - [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

#1   + (-2) - [X]

Tagged: submission, domination

Submission without domination is when you keep doing what he wants even after he keeps insisting he doesn't want it. Domination without submission is when he keeps telling you to do something and you keep telling him to fuck off. -- Linda

#219   + (-2) - [X]

Tagged: sex, freedom, sex practices

I think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose; they should draw the line at goats though. -- Elton John

#138   + (38) - [X]

Tagged: service, life

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

#87   + (16) - [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

#34   + (42) - [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

#185   + (-12) - [X]

Tagged: life, dream, imagined

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined. -- Henry David Thoreau

#124   + (39) - [X]

Tagged: sex, promiscuity

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

#22   + (16) - [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

#217   + (45) - [X]

Tagged: master

A mediocre Master tells, a good Master teaches, an excellent Master explains, but a True Master inspires -- Anonymous

#212   + (9) - [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

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