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Collar (BDSM) A BDSM-style collar that buckles in the back.

Collar (BDSM)

Detail of collar showing D-rings. Impact play. In this flogging demonstration at Folsom Street Fair 2004 the top is using an advanced double flogger technique.

Impact play

There are number of activities that qualify as impact play. Single tails such as a bullwhip have a single fall. The associated activity is referred to as single tailing.Floggers, such as a cat o' nine tails have many falls. The associated activity is referred to as flogging. Dominance and submission. 1921 illustration of female submission by Georges Topfer from Le Rêve d’un flagellant ("The dream of a flagellant").

Dominance and submission

Overview[edit] Dominance and submission, and the inner conflict and surrender connected with these are enduring themes in human culture and civilization. In human sexuality this has broadened to include mutual exploration of roles, emotions and activities which would be difficult or impossible to do without a willing partner taking an opposing role. A safe word is usually given to the submissive partner to prevent the dominant from overstepping physical and emotional boundaries. The safe word is especially important when engaging in verbal humiliation or playing 'mind-games' because the submissive may not be aware of an emotional boundary until it is crossed. It is important to note that for a safe, sane and consensual environment to be maintained, all participants should have a safe word of which the other is aware; this includes the Dominant partner. Sadism and masochism in fiction.

Georges Topfer illustration on a Jean de Virgans book representing a flogging in Ancient Rome.

Sadism and masochism in fiction

The role of sadism and masochism in fiction has attracted serious scholarly attention. Anthony Storr has commented that the volume of sadomasochist pornography shows that sadomasochistic interest is widespread in Western society;[1] John Kucich has noted the importance of masochism in late-19th-century British colonial fiction.[2] This article presents appearances of sadomasochism in literature and works of fiction in the various media.[3][4][5] Novels[edit] Titles are sorted in chronological order.

Nipple clamp. Nipple clamps with chain applied Clothespin-style clamps in use.

Nipple clamp

Note the screw to adjust the pressure. Tweezer type of Nipple clamp. Clover clamps The main types of nipple clamp are the clover clamp, tweezer clamp, and clothes-pin style, though any device that applies direct pressure can be used. Another variation involves another chain being attached to the chain connecting the nipple clamps, the end of which is connected either to a clamp to be attached to the clitoris for female or a cock ring for male. Erotic spanking. One woman spanks another in 1903, both wearing trousers A male spanking a female subject in a BDSM dungeon Many cultures describe pain as an aphrodisiac.

Erotic spanking

For example, the Kama Sutra, in particular, goes into specific detail on how to properly strike a partner during sex.[3] Cock and ball torture. Ballbusting[edit] Ballbusting is a form of CBT in which a man has his testicles kicked, kneed, punched or squeezed.

Cock and ball torture

In addition to its occasional role in BDSM pornography, Tamakeri (玉蹴り) (lit. ball kicking) is a separate genre in Japan. Erotic humiliation. Public humiliation of a woman Terminology and overview[edit] Means of humiliation[edit] Many scenarios may give rise to sexual humiliation.

Erotic humiliation

Some scenarios may be based on verbal abuse and others on physical aspects. Knife play. This article is about a form of BDSM.

Knife play

For information on the Xiu Xiu album, see Knife Play. Knife play is a form of consensual BDSM edgeplay involving knives, daggers, and swords as a source of physical and mental stimulation. Knives are typically used to cut away clothing, scratch the skin, remove wax after wax play, or simply provide sensual stimulation. Hogtie bondage. Definition[edit] A stringent hogtie A variation of the hogtie involves tying bound wrists to frogtied legs, providing the dominant easier access to the submissive's crotch for sexual play.

Hogtie bondage

The hogtie differs from the balltie, which involves tying the legs together in front of the person with the arms additionally in front or behind. They both differ from the spread eagle tie, which fully separates the arms and legs. Mummification (BDSM) Partial mummification Mummification with duct tape. Self-bondage. Woman handcuffing herself Self-bondage is characterized by experimentation and ingenuity, and can be riskier than conventional bondage.

Self-bondage requires use of techniques for self-binding as movement becomes increasingly restricted as more restraints are applied, and also requires a reliable release mechanism. Many types of bondage equipment can be applied before the one that restrains the hands. Head bondage. Head bondage, in BDSM play, includes all techniques used to apply control to the head of the subject. It may refer to one of several techniques: Head harness[edit] Head harnesses, like many other forms of bondage, also have the effect of creating a sense of objectification and erotic helplessness in the wearer, which can be erotic for the wearer, or for those observing them. Many head harnesses are designed with straps that pass in front of the wearer's eyes, restricting their vision, and further increasing the sense of objectification and erotic subjection.

Some have full blindfolds. Caning. Caning is a form of corporal punishment (see that article for generalities and alternatives) consisting of a number of hits (known as "strokes" or "cuts") with a single cane usually made of rattan, generally applied to the offender's bare or clothed buttocks (see spanking) or hand(s) (on the palm). Application of a cane to the knuckles or the shoulders has been much less common. Caning can also be applied to the soles of the feet (foot whipping or bastinado). The size and flexibility of the cane and the mode of application, as well as the number of the strokes, vary greatly—from a couple of light strokes with a small cane across the seat of a junior schoolboy's trousers, to 24 very hard, wounding cuts on the bare buttocks with a large, heavy, soaked rattan as a judicial punishment in south-east Asia.

Munch (BDSM) Munches have changed with time and with increasing social acceptability of BDSM and fetish lifestyles. Many have expanded to include more people, topics and philosophies. [citation needed] Some munches may have a specific focus, such as spirituality, or whips. Others may be restricted to a specific group; such as women, or submissives. Munches can be very specific to their region, city, or neighbourhood, and regional groups will often host member's only meetings.

Each munch is different and reflects the personality of the group that attends it. Many munch organizers post their event information on social networking sites, some may use e-mail or mailing lists. Munches started in the 1980s[citation needed], prior to the widespread introduction of the web. After that initial meeting, an informal rotation of organizers and locations were instituted, with widely varying amounts of success.

Limits (BDSM) In BDSM, limits refer to issues that participants in a play scene or dynamic feel strongly about, usually referring to prohibited activities. Some partners choose not to set limits. Outline of BDSM. BDSM. Bondage (BDSM) Bondage or ligotage is consentually tying, binding, or restraining a partner for erotic, aesthetic, and/or somatosensory stimulation. Female dominance. Associated activities[edit] Generally, activities consist of anything from role reversal to more extreme acts of BDSM such as torture. List of bondage positions. Society of Janus. The Society of Janus is a San Francisco, California based BDSM education and support group, and is the second oldest BDSM organization in the United States.

It was founded in August 1974 by the late Cynthia Slater and Larry Olsen. Saint Andrew's Cross (BDSM) St. Negotiation (BDSM) In the BDSM community, negotiation is a form of communication where participants make arrangements on each other's requirements, responsibilities, and limits to find the best possible agreement. Activity within BDSM relationships requires trust, openness about most practices that may include risks. On the other hand, partners have certain needs which should be clearly defined in order to be properly satisfied. In this regard, negotiation is essential part not only when parties were not familiar with each other but also in case when partners have long-term relationships. Gag (BDSM) Shrimp tie. Wax play. Wax play can create colorful patterns on the subject. Maria Beatty. Bondage cuffs. List of BDSM equipment. Frogtie. Safeword.