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Exploring the Edge: Extreme Terminology in BDSM Humiliation Play

Racist and homophobic language, Nazism, and slavery are abhorrent. So what attracts some to this type of edgeplay?

BDSM Contracts: What You Need to Know

A look at the potential value and legal implications of a BDSM Contract

BDSM 101: Ethical Play

Navigating Ethical Play and BDSM for a Safe and Fulfilling Experience.

BDSM 101: Tease & Denial

The Deliciously Wicked Game of Anticipation and Desire

BDSM 101: Vetting Partners for Kinky Play

How to Vet Potential Partners for Safe and Enjoyable Kink Experiences

BDSM 101: Consensual Non-Consent

Explore the Thrill and Potential Dangers of CNC Play

BDSM 101: Sadism & Masochism

An Introduction to the World of Sadism & Masochism

Switching Roles Within an Established Dynamic

Considering Switching Roles Within Your Established Power Exchange Dynamic? Let us guide you through it.

BDSM 101: Topping from the Bottom

A look at Topping from the Bottom, why it happens, and how to manage it going forward.

When a Boundary is Crossed in Your D/s Dynamic

How to Process and Move Forward When a Boundary is Crossed in Your D/s Dynamic.

Guilt, Shame, & BDSM

How to manage feelings of guilt and shame while exploring your fetishes and kinks in the world of BDSM.

BDSM Safety Frameworks

A look at safety acronyms like SSC, RACK, The 4Cs and how they can help in your kink sessions.

How To Find A Mistress

Practical advice to help with your search for a real femdom dynamic.

Inside Your Head: Exploring Mental Kinks in BDSM

A look at Hypnosis, Roleplay, Emotional Sadism, Mindfucks and other types of Mental Play.

6 Weeks From Chastity Device Beginner To 24/7 Chastity Slave

An introduction to male chastity training

BDSM 101: Consent

An Introduction to Consent and How it Applies to Kink Interactions

BDSM 101: Genital Pain Play

Blending Sensations of Pain and Pleasure with Genital Pain Play

Dominant's Discussion: Let's Talk about Rules

Establishing BDSM Rules for your D/s Dynamic

BDSM Checklist: What's the Point?

Why it's time to get started on your BDSM Checklist

BDSM 101: How to Find Partners for In-Person Play

Inspiration, safety tips, and other practical information for finding real time play partners

BDSM 101: How to Find Partners for Online Play

Inspiration, safety tips, and other practical information for finding online play partners

BDSM 101: Keeping Safe

Learn how to protect yourself while adventuring out into the world of BDSM

BDSM 101

Curious about kink and BDSM? You've found yourself in the right place

Punishments vs Funishments

What's the difference and how does it all work? We'll explain

What is BDSM?

There are more answers to this straightforward query than most people know what to do with – including some answers that are downright confusing or intimidating


Exciting, fun, yet fraught with potential pitfalls: here's how humiliation as a kink works

What is SSC all about?

The three words we want to remember in this case are Safe, Sane and Consensual

The importance of safewords

Giving each person involved in a scene the ability to stop it if they need to is an essential part of safe, consensual play

How to Stay Safe in the Online BDSM Community

Suggestions on how to engage in personal relationships online or long distance

Dip Your Toe into Foot Fetishism

What's underneath the fetishization of feet? We'll explain