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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This identity as an insider proved fruitful as it allowed me to interview women who would have not necessarily allowed such an interview had I been from outside the BDSM community.
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Because attitudes regarding mainstream and BDSM sexual practices may be sensitive to the confounds of traditional measurement by questionnaire, these attitudes may be more effectively detected with the IRAP program.
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That blanket of silence is what makes public discussion of subjects such as sex and BDSM difficult, but Batchelder senses that, despite it all, there's a great desire out there to have that discussion, pointing to the growing popularity of blogs and podcasts by sex educators.
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Electing to bat BDSM were bowled out for 142 off 33.
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