Dominance and submission

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Dominance and submission (also called D/s) is a set of behaviours, customs, and rituals involving the submission of one person to another in an erotic episode or lifestyle.wikipedia
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Male dominance (BDSM)

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A 1995 study indicates that 89% of heterosexual females who are active in BDSM expressed a preference for the submissive-recipient role in sexual bondage, expressing also a preference for a dominant male, and that 71% of heterosexual males preferred a dominant-initiator role.
Male dominance, or maledom, refers to BDSM activities where the dominant partner is male.

Sadomasochism

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In other cases, it can be intensely physical, sometimes crossing into sadomasochism. The Velvet Underground's song "Venus in Furs" is based on Sacher-Masoch's novel and discusses sadomasochism, the character Severin, and common bondage practices in a detached, objective, and non-judgmental manner. These misconceptions of all participants of BDSM having psychopathic tendencies have related to the definition and criteria for sadomasochism in the DSM-5.
However, the term BDSM also includes B&D (bondage and discipline), D/s (dominance and submission), and S&M (sadism and masochism).

Female submission

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The dominant partner is usually a man, but can also be another woman, or there can be multiple dominant partners simultaneously.

Male submission

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

Feminization (activity)

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A classic example of a D/s role is the "sissy" maid, where an adult male dresses in cartoonish female clothing and performs stereotypical female chores such as housecleaning or serving tea.
In the context of dominance and submission or kink subcultures, "forced" feminization or feminisation (see spelling differences), also known as sissification, refers to the practice of dressing a submissive partner as a woman and/or encouraging or training them to act in a feminine or exaggeratedly feminine ("hyperfeminine") manner.

Dominatrix

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The term dominatrix usually refers to a female sex worker who dominates others for pay.
Such historical use of corporal punishment and suspension, in a setting of domination roleplay, connects very closely to the practices of modern-day professional dominatrices.

Master/slave (BDSM)

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Unlike Dominant/submissive structures found in BDSM in which love is often the core value, service and obedience are often the core values in Master/slave structures.

Servitude (BDSM)

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In BDSM, servitude refers to performing personal tasks for their dominant partner, as part of their submissive role in a BDSM relationship.

Sexual roleplay

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Fantasy role play can be an element, with partners taking classic dominant or submissive roles, or classic authority-figure roles such as teacher and student, police officer and suspect, or parent and child.
Many of the most common sexual roleplays involve a power differential and form part of the dominance and submission aspect of BDSM.

BDSM

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It is a subset of BDSM. Some people maintain a special room or area, called a dungeon, which contains special equipment (shackles, handcuffs, whips, queening stools, and spanking benches or a Berkley horse, for example) used for play scenes, or they may visit a BDSM club that maintains such facilities.
BDSM is a variety of often erotic practices or roleplaying involving bondage, discipline, dominance and submission, sadomasochism, and other related interpersonal dynamics.

Kink (sexuality)

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The term vanilla refers to normative ("non-kinky") sex and relationships, the vanilla world being mainstream society outside of the BDSM subculture.

Facesitting

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Some people maintain a special room or area, called a dungeon, which contains special equipment (shackles, handcuffs, whips, queening stools, and spanking benches or a Berkley horse, for example) used for play scenes, or they may visit a BDSM club that maintains such facilities.
It is common for this position to form part of BDSM, involving dominance and submission, though this need not be the case.

Bondage (BDSM)

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A 1995 study indicates that 89% of heterosexual females who are active in BDSM expressed a preference for the submissive-recipient role in sexual bondage, expressing also a preference for a dominant male, and that 71% of heterosexual males preferred a dominant-initiator role.
Bondage has a sexual appeal to people of all sexes and all sexual orientations, in a switch, dominant (top) or submissive (bottom) role.

Venus in Furs (song)

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The Velvet Underground's song "Venus in Furs" is based on Sacher-Masoch's novel and discusses sadomasochism, the character Severin, and common bondage practices in a detached, objective, and non-judgmental manner.
Inspired by the book of the same name by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, the song includes sexual themes of sadomasochism, bondage and submission.

Safeword

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A safeword is usually given to the submissive partner to prevent the dominant from overstepping physical and emotional boundaries.
Those who practise the more permissive philosophy of risk-aware consensual kink may abandon the use of safewords, especially those that practice forms of edgeplay or extreme forms of dominance and submission.

Secretary (2002 film)

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Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader, the film explores the intense relationship between a dominant lawyer and his submissive secretary.

Lifestyle (sociology)

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Dominance and submission (also called D/s) is a set of behaviours, customs, and rituals involving the submission of one person to another in an erotic episode or lifestyle.

Sex worker

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The term dominatrix usually refers to a female sex worker who dominates others for pay.

DSM-5

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These misconceptions of all participants of BDSM having psychopathic tendencies have related to the definition and criteria for sadomasochism in the DSM-5.

Kama Sutra

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For example, the dominant and submissive partnership has been shown in early versions of the Kamasutra.

Culture

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The inner conflict and surrender connected with dominance and submission are enduring themes in human culture and civilization.

Civilization

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The inner conflict and surrender connected with dominance and submission are enduring themes in human culture and civilization.

Heterosexuality

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A 1995 study indicates that 89% of heterosexual females who are active in BDSM expressed a preference for the submissive-recipient role in sexual bondage, expressing also a preference for a dominant male, and that 71% of heterosexual males preferred a dominant-initiator role.

Limits (BDSM)

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It is usually a negotiated lifestyle, with people discussing their wishes, limits, and needs in order to find commonality.

Agent (grammar)

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In contrast, the terms top and bottom refer to the active (agent) and passive (patient) roles, respectively.