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BDSM Education Beginners Guides Fundamentals

A Brief History of BDSM

For as long as there has been sex, there has been kink. One of the earliest images of erotic whipping came from 490 B.C. in the Etruscan Tomb of Whipping (Lazio, Italy), with stories and poems describing sexual punishment and use of pain in arousal dating back even further. The Kama Sutra, for example, describes […]

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BDSM Education Edge Play Fundamentals

Edge Play

Edge Play is one of those terms that seems to have two different meanings within the community. What constitutes edge play to one person, might seem like licking vanilla ice cream to another person.  Term One: Some people consider edge play to be an umbrella term for a list of kinks and fetishes considered to […]

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BDSM Education Beginners Guides Fundamentals

RACK/PRICK

RACK  Understanding the risks is an important step to practicing kink responsibly, RACK attempts to address that need. Risk Aware Consensual Kink acknowledges that BDSM carries inherent risk, and places an emphasis on knowing what the unintended consequences are of engaging in a kinky activity. In order to ensure both parties are aware of the […]

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BDSM Education Beginners Guides Fundamentals

Safe, Sane and Consensual (SSC)

The most commonly used philosophy for evaluating acceptable kinky play is SSC, and it is a great distinction for those unfamiliar with BDSM to understand the difference between abuse and responsible kink practices. It dates back to the early 80s, and is simple in its basic principle of defining any kinky activity by asking; is […]