BDSM

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BDSM

(bē′dē′ĕs′ĕm′)
n.
A continuum of consensual sexual practices that includes bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sadism and masochism.

BDSM

A popular abbreviation for sexual activity that combines facets of bondage and discipline (BD), dominance and submission (DS), and sadomasochism and masochism (SM).
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author and educator Janet Hardy will talk about the realities and myths of consensual BDSM play, hold a discussion and take questions from audience and from anonymous question box; seating is limited; $15, tickets available at www.
Indeed, a widespread shift in understanding seems to be occurring wherein consensual BDSM participation is believed to be an acceptable expression of sexuality and/or leisure.
There is certainly room for and experience of degradation and humiliation as forms of consensual BDSM power exchange and interaction, but this is not what I am discussing here.

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