BDSM

What is BDSM?

BDSM stands for Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission, Sadism and Masoshism.
Bondage is term to describe restraint for pleasure, usually sexual pleasure. It could take the from of handcuffs, collars, ropes, etc.
Discipline involves using 'punishment' (painful or otherwise) such as caning or humilation to control overt behavior.
Dominance refers to a more mental aspect of BDSM, where the dominant partner takes control form the submissive partner.
Submission refers to a submissive partner giving control to a dominant partner.
Sadism refers to finding sexual pleasure in inflicting pain, humilation or degredation.
Masochism refers to finding sexual pleasure in receiving pain, humilation or degredation.

Safe, Sane and Consentual
BDSM practices usually happen under strictly controlled, safe, circumstances between people who consent. Most people involved in BDSM have a safe-word, a codeword used by the submissives to convey their emotions during BDSM-play to the dominants. There is usually a word which "stops" the play outright when certain boundaries are crossed, or the submissive is worried about the boundaries being crossed.

How do I find out more?
A munch is a lunch for people who wish to get involved in BDSM, where they can discuss ideas in a safe environment where they do not feel coerced into doing anything they dont want to. The nearest much is Leeds Munch.
There are also plenty of internet frorums to discuss BDSM and other kinks or fetishes on the net, check them out.
Watching BDSM porn is also a great way to learn how things are done safely.

The Law
The law on possession of BDSM related pornography is changing. Make sure you know the Facts.

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