erotic restraint

erotic restraint

(1) A strap, cord, chain, ligature or other device used to physically confine or restrain a sexual partner in an erotic manner; it may or may not be part of a BDSM ritual.

(2) The act of confining or restraining a sexual partner; it may or may not be part of a BDSM ritual.
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Among the many uses of Shibari are dynamic living sculpture, shared meditative practice, deep relaxation for flexibility of mind and body, expression of power exchange, and intimate erotic restraint.
Though the end of innocence and of the novel in the English tradition is conventionally marriage, the 'dilatory area' of its plotting (to borrow Roland Barthes's formula) is 'the innocent young girl's awakening'; and plot is thus 'a function of her internalized capacity for erotic restraint and delay'.