B.E.S.T. slave Training:

BDSM Lifestyle:

I have included the following list of definitions for lifestyle terms:

BDSM Glossary:

Terms From: Miller and Devon’s Glossary in: Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns: The romance and sexual sorcery of sadomasochism (1995) (p.226-240). FOR A COMPLETE LIST GO TO THEIR BOOK.

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Alternative lifestyle: Having a sexuality that differs significantly from the “norm” (see Alternative sexuality) may make an alternative lifestyle necessary or desirable. A sexual orientation less common than the norm may stigmatize the individual pushing the person to seek a more accepting subculture. An example is homosexuality and the formation of the gay community.

BDSM: Once upon a time this was all called Sadomasochism (SM, S/M or S&M) and we were all deemed very bad, sick, perverted people. We were just people though, as horny as everyone is, with a little kink to make us special. But some of us didn’t want to be called sick, bad perverts and these people invented names like Dominance and Submission (D&S, DS or D/s). Love Bondage (Love Bondage) and Bondage and Discipline (B&D) to make themselves and the pleasure police think that what they did was different from what those sad, twisted, nasty old sadomasochists did, no no! Then we all got online with our personal computers (well, a lot of us did) and began doing what people do best when they’re not having sex: argue. For months arguments about labels for our kinks clogged up the computer networks.

Finally, the term BDSM was born. This made many kinky people happy because it incorporated Bondage and Discipline (BD), Dominance and Submission (DS) and Sadomasochism (SM).