Bondage and Discipline - Sadism and Masochism

The term BDSM was formed by joining the term B&D bondage and discipline with S&M sadism - masochism, It can also be referred to as Dominance and Submission.

BDSM is used today with a wide range of activities, forms of interpersonal relationships, and distinct subcultures. BDSM communities generally welcome anyone with a non-normative streak who identifies with the community; this may include cross-dressers, extreme body modification enthusiasts, animal players, latex or rubber aficionados, and others.

BDSM is a variety of erotic practices or role playing involving sex bondage, fetish, kinky, submissive, dominatrix, kink, dom mistress, dominance and submission, masochism, some of which may be engaged in by people who do not consider themselves as practicing players, inclusion in the BDSM fetish products community or subculture is usually dependent on self identification or shared experience, can range from a one time experimentation to a on going lifestyle.

BDSM relationships and play styles commonly followed by couples, activities and relationships within a BDSM the participants taking on complementary, but unequal play roles, the idea of informed consent of both the partners becomes essential. Participants who exert sexual dominance over their partners are known as dominants, while participants who take the passive, receiving or obedient role are known as submissive.

BDSM Scene

The scene is also used in the BDSM community to refer to the community as a whole and someone who is on the Scene are prepared to play in public, and might take part in a public play party.