BDSM is a variety of erotic practices or roleplying involving bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, sadomasochism and other related interpersonal dynamics. Given the wide range of practices, some of which may be engaged in by people who do not consider themselves as practising BDSM, inclusion in the BDSM community or subculture is usually dependent upon self-identification and shared experience.
The term “BDSM” is interpreted as a combination of the abbreviations B/D (Bondage/Discipline), D/S (Domination/ Submission) and S/M (Sadism and Masochism).
BDSM is an umbrella term for certain kinds of erotic behaviour between consenting adults.
BDSM actions can often take place during a specific period of time agreed by both parties, referred to as “play”, a “scene” or a “session”. Participants usually derive pleasure from this, even though many of the practices.
The initialism BDSM includes these psychological and physiological facets:
Bondage and Discipline
Are two aspects of BDSM that do not seem to relate to each other because of the type of activities involved. The term of Bondage describes the practice of physical restraint. The term Discipline describes psychologically restraining.
Dominance and Submission
Is a set of behaviours, customs and rituals relating to the giving and accepting of control of one individual over another in an erotic or lifestyle context.
Sadism and Masochism
The sadist is usually the top and the masochist the bottom, but these roles are frequently more complicated or jumbled.