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#54   + (60) - [X]

Tagged: pleasure, pain

There's a fine line between pleasure and pain. Love me like a ball and chain. -- Brian Setzer

#29   + (44) - [X]

Tagged: abnormal, pleasures

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

#99   + (65) - [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

#2   + (-8) - [X]

Tagged: slavery, chains

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

#152   + (78) - [X]

Tagged: sex, obsession, fact

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

#140   + (50) - [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

#224   + (35) - [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

#103   + (127) - [X]

Tagged: proverb, flesh

The flesh is aye fairest that's farthest from the bone. -- Scottish Proverb

#83   + (30) - [X]

Tagged: beauty

Beauty isn't everything! But then what is? -- Sanford Wilson

#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

#118   + (94) - [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

#110   + (44) - [X]

Tagged: kissing

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

#75   + (65) - [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

#92   + (92) - [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

#125   + (120) - [X]

Tagged: love, buttocks, penis

Yes, this was love, the ridiculous bounding of the buttocks and the wilding of the poor, insignificant moist little penis. -- D.H. Lawrence

#21   + (6) - [X]

Tagged: bondage

How blessed am I in this discovering thee
To enter in these bonds is to be free. -- John Donne

#69   + (71) - [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

#193   + (-9) - [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

#214   + (59) - [X]

Tagged: torture, pleasure, body

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

#13   + (47) - [X]

Tagged: dominance, submission, will

Submission depends on the individual's ability to align his will with that of the dominant and use his intelligence to fulfill her wishes gracefully and efficiently. -- Christina Abernathy

#138   + (42) - [X]

Tagged: service, life

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

#96   + (23) - [X]

Tagged: sex, money

Sex is like money; only too much is enough. -- John Updike

#154   + (91) - [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

#200   + (25) - [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

#144   + (69) - [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)

#52   + (25) - [X]

Tagged: flogging, pleasure

Ultimately, the purpose of a flogging is to inflict pleasure. -- Mitch Kessler

#64   + (-3) - [X]

Tagged: whipping

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

#122   + (0) - [X]

Tagged: sex, orgasm, penetration

The moment of greatest significance in love-making is not the moment of orgasm. It is rather the moment of entrance, the moment of penetration... This is the moment that shakes us, that has within it the great wonder, tremendous and tremulous as it may be- or disappointing and despairing, which says the same thing from the opposite point of view. -- Rollo May

#149   + (76) - [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

#172   + (19) - [X]

Tagged: life, vision

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

#146   + (100) - [X]

Tagged: d/s, paradox

D/s is filled with similar paradox's. Such as Pain/pleasure. Enslavement/freedom. A circular and connected balance to exist between apparent opposites. -- Master Nik

#150   + (100) - [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

#79   + (51) - [X]

Tagged: soul, diamond

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

#56   + (49) - [X]

Tagged: sticks, stone, excite

Sticks and stones may break my bones but whips and chains excite me. -- Anonymous

#68   + (6) - [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

#10   + (16) - [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

#30   + (53) - [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

#127   + (27) - [X]

Tagged: sex

Anyone who calls it "sexual intercourse" can't possibly be interested in doing it. You might as well announce you're ready for lunch by proclaiming "I'd like to do some masticating and enzyme secreting. -- Allan Sherman

#86   + (39) - [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

#227   + (30) - [X]

Tagged: love, suffer, understanding

To suffer in love is to completely understand it. 

-- Dr. Justin Hale

#17   + (148) - [X]

Tagged: submission, kneeling

There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground. -- Rumi

#202   + (-20) - [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

#4   + (22) - [X]

Tagged: bdsm, difference, kinky, spiritual

A riding crop and a blindfold doesn't make it BDSM. There is a big difference between being kinky and being in the scene. It's not a sexual thing to me, it's a very spiritual thing. -- DominaBlue

#5   + (41) - [X]

Tagged: find, submissive, question

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

#226   + (3) - [X]

Tagged: passions, unknown, awakening

The darkest passions lie dormant inside all of us; waiting, sweltering and pulsing with our every breath. It is up to awaken, mold and stimulate them.

-- unknown

#203   + (66) - [X]

Tagged: slave, serve, always

The wonder of being a slave, as you put it, isn't that we serve when it suits us but rather that we serve always. -- Unknown

#141   + (15) - [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

#97   + (45) - [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

#67   + (327) - [X]

Tagged: life, heart, surrender, pain

Sometimes what seems like surrender isn't surrender at all. It's about what's going on in our hearts. About seeing clearly the way life is and accepting it and being true to it, whatever the pain, because the pain of not being true to it is far, far greater. -- Nicholas Evans

#50   + (-22) - [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

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