BDSM

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BDSM is a variety of often erotic practices or roleplaying involving bondage, discipline, dominance and submission, sadomasochism, and other related interpersonal dynamics.wikipedia
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Bondage (BDSM)

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BDSM is a variety of often erotic practices or roleplaying involving bondage, discipline, dominance and submission, sadomasochism, and other related interpersonal dynamics.
In the BDSM subculture, Bondage is the practice of consensually tying, binding, or restraining a partner for erotic, aesthetic, or somatosensory stimulation.

Discipline (BDSM)

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BDSM is a variety of often erotic practices or roleplaying involving bondage, discipline, dominance and submission, sadomasochism, and other related interpersonal dynamics.
Discipline in BDSM is the practice where the dominant sets rules for the submissive that he/she is expected to obey.

Consent (BDSM)

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Activities and relationships within a BDSM context are often characterized by the participants taking on complementary, but unequal roles; thus, the idea of informed consent of both the partners is essential.
Consent within BDSM is when a participant gives their permission for certain acts or types of relationships.

Animal roleplay

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BDSM communities generally welcome anyone with a non-normative streak who identifies with the community; this may include cross-dressers, body modification enthusiasts, animal roleplayers, rubber fetishists, and others.
Animal roleplay may also be found in BDSM contexts, where an individual may take part in a dominant/submissive relationship by being treated as an animal.

Sadomasochism

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BDSM is a variety of often erotic practices or roleplaying involving bondage, discipline, dominance and submission, sadomasochism, and other related interpersonal dynamics.
Similarly, sexual sadism within the context of mutual consent, generally known under the heading BDSM, is distinguished from non-consensual acts of sexual violence or aggression.

Human sexual activity

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Explicit sexual activity, such as sexual penetration, may occur within a session, but is not essential.
Sexual activity may also include conduct and activities which are intended to arouse the sexual interest of another or enhance the sex life of another, such as strategies to find or attract partners (courtship and display behaviour), or personal interactions between individuals (for instance, foreplay or BDSM).

Dominance and submission

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BDSM is a variety of often erotic practices or roleplaying involving bondage, discipline, dominance and submission, sadomasochism, and other related interpersonal dynamics.
It is a subset of BDSM.

Edgeplay

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They further argue that setting a discrete line between "safe" and "not-safe" activities ideologically denies consenting adults the right to evaluate risks vs rewards for themselves; that some adults will be drawn to certain activities regardless of the risk; and that BDSM play—particularly higher-risk play or edgeplay—should be treated with the same regard as extreme sports, with both respect and the demand that practitioners educate themselves and practice the higher-risk activities to decrease risk.
In BDSM, edgeplay is a subjective term for activity (sexual or mentally manipulative) that may challenge the conventional S.S.C. (safe, sane and consensual) scheme; if one is aware of the risks and consequences and is willing to accept them, then the activity is considered RACK (risk-aware consensual kink).

Male dominance (BDSM)

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Male dominance
Male dominance, or maledom, refers to BDSM activities where the dominant partner is male.

Female submission

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Female submission
Female submission describes an activity or relationship in which a female submits to the dominance of a sexual partner.

Saint Andrew's Cross (BDSM)

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Bondage can also be achieved by spreading the appendages and fastening them with chains or ropes to a St. Andrew's cross or spreader bars.
The St. Andrew's Cross, crux decussata, X-cross, X-frame or saltire cross is a common piece of equipment in BDSM dungeons.

Male submission

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Male submission or malesub describes a situation in BDSM and other sexual activities in which the submissive partner is male.

Erotic humiliation

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Participants usually derive pleasure from this, even though many of the practices—such as inflicting pain or humiliation or being restrained — would be unpleasant under other circumstances.
Erotic humiliation can become extreme enough to be considered a form of edgeplay, which some consider may best be approached with advance negotiation and use of a safeword.

Whip

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In some BDSM sessions, the top exposes the bottom to a wide range of sensual experiences, for example: pinching, biting, scratching with fingernails, erotic spanking or the use of objects such as crops, whips, liquid wax, ice cubes, Wartenberg wheels, and erotic electrostimulation devices.
Certain religious practices and BDSM activities involve the self-use of whips or the use of whips between consenting partners.

Breast torture

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Breast torture or tit torture is a BDSM sexual activity involving the application of pain or constriction to the breasts.

Pussy torture

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Pussy torture or cunt torture or vagina torture is a BDSM or sexual activity involving the application of pain or pressure to the vulva or vagina, typically in the context of dominance and submission.

Safeword

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In general, BDSM play is usually structured such that it is possible for the consenting partner to withdraw his or her consent at any point during a scene; for example, by using a safeword that was agreed on in advance.
In BDSM, a safeword is a code word, series of code words or other signal used by a person to communicate their physical or emotional state, typically when approaching, or crossing, a physical, emotional, or moral boundary.

Erotic electrostimulation

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In some BDSM sessions, the top exposes the bottom to a wide range of sensual experiences, for example: pinching, biting, scratching with fingernails, erotic spanking or the use of objects such as crops, whips, liquid wax, ice cubes, Wartenberg wheels, and erotic electrostimulation devices.
Electrostimulation has been associated with BDSM activities, and erotic electrostimulation is an evolution of that practice.

Risk-aware consensual kink

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Some BDSM practitioners prefer a code of behavior that differs from "SSC" and is described as "risk-aware consensual kink" (RACK), indicating a preference for a style in which the individual responsibility of the involved parties is emphasized more strongly, with each participant being responsible for his or her own well-being.
Risk-aware consensual kink (RACK, also risk-accepted consensual kink) is an acronym used by some of the BDSM community to describe a philosophical view that is generally permissive of certain risky sexual behaviors, as long as the participants are fully aware of the risks.

Dominatrix

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Sometimes the female-specific terms "mistress", "domme" or "dominatrix" are used to describe a dominant woman, instead of the gender-neutral term "dom".
A dominatrix, plural dominatrices, is a woman who takes the dominant role in BDSM activities.

Dungeon monitor

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At most clubs and group-organized BDSM parties and events, dungeon monitors (DMs) provide an additional safety net for the people playing there, ensuring that house rules are followed and safewords respected.
A dungeon monitor (sometimes referred to as a Dungeon Master or simply a DM) is a person charged with supervising a playspace (or "dungeon") at BDSM events such as play parties and fetish clubs.

Folsom Street Fair

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The annual Folsom Street Fair is the world's largest BDSM event and is held in San Francisco.
Folsom Street Fair (FSF) is an annual BDSM and leather subculture street fair held in September, that caps San Francisco's "Leather Pride Week".

Play party (BDSM)

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Thus someone who is on 'the Scene', and prepared to play in public, might take part in 'a scene' at a public play party.
In BDSM culture, a play party is a social event in which attendees engage in BDSM activities and socialize with like-minded people.

Play (BDSM)

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A scene can also take place in a club, where the play can be viewed by others.
Play, within BDSM circles, is any of the wide variety of "kinky" activities.

Conventional sex

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Aside from the general advice related to safe sex, BDSM sessions often require a wider array of safety precautions than vanilla sex (sexual behaviour without BDSM elements).
Conventional sex, or vanilla sex, is sexual behavior that is within the range of normality for a culture or subculture, and typically involves sex which does not include elements of BDSM, kink, or fetishism.