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BDSM INFORMATION ; Firstly a very special notation for all who play. All BDSM play must be safe, sane and consensual

In real terms BDSM means ; bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism.

Note: two areas of the body to stay away from are the neck and the kidney area, also deformed or injured parts of the submissives body, always play safe.

Bondage is the binding, tying, and harnessing of a submissive. All these come in varying forms of constraint, from mild where there is some form of movement of the body, to server where there is no movement and the submissive is totally bound and restrained. For example a submissive may just have their wrists bound, or the submissive may be bound, legs, arms, ankles and wrists. Another restraint is the use of a glad wrap product, two wraps around the body will restrain the most unruly submissive. If using this always keep the wrap away from the face and when applied poke a few breather holes through the product to allow the flesh to breath.

Discipline is the giving or receiving of some sort of discipline. Discipline varies and some of the types are verbal, light spanking, to a server flogging. During this play many items may come into use, for example ; the use of pegs, paddles, weights, gags, blindfolds, canes and whips. When using any toy during play always keep away from the neck and kidney areas. Another notation, we come across so many who just go at it like a bull at a gate. No, go slow and build up to a finale, that way the submissive and the dominant will enjoy the play a lot more.

Sadism is a form of sexual roll play marked by the love of cruelty and the pleasure derived from watching, inflicting or accepting the pain. As we see it, it is the pleasure we derive from seeing or being part of a scene that both the dominant and the submissive fulfill their desires.

Masochism is a form of roll play in which the submissive derives pleasure from the infliction of pain or humiliation. As we see it most submissives do enjoy all aspects of their play times, and look forward to the next session.

Our scene is coming out of the closet as swinging did in the early sixties, there is of course the sexual side to a lot of our play scenes adding further enjoyment to both parties. When in this play mode we must stress, play it safe, sane and clean.

A FEW TERMS

Referring to the Dominant, Master, Sir, Mistress, Dommie, Top.

Referring to the Submissive, Subbie, Bottom.

Switch is a person who plays both roles.

The BDSM Symbol

The round BDSM emblem is an ancient symbol called the "Triskahelion". Visually the symbol is a reinterpretation of the "yin-yang" and has become a way that BDSM practitioners can proclaim their interest publicly, virtually unobserved by the "vanilla" public.

Although the symbol has no meaning to the vanilla public, it is full of meaning for those involved in the many aspects of BDSM. The three divisions within the emblem represent the many triads that exist within BDSM itself.

First of all, it represents the three primary divisions within BDSM itself: Bondage/ Discipline, Dominance/ Submission, and Sadism/ Masochism. Secondly, it symbolizes the motto of BDSM behavior and play: Safe, Sane and Consensual Thirdly, the Triskahelion can be seen to represent the three divisions of our community; Tops, Bottoms and Switches.

To us at Feelings, it is the third representation that gives meaning to the holes in each unit of the emblem. Since BDSM is at the very least a play style and at it's greatest, a love style -- the holes represent the incompleteness of any individual within the BDSM who is not part of the community; separately we exist, but it is only as a community that we come together to form a cohesive whole. This interpretation serves to cement the idea that BDSM cannot be done alone.

The resemblance of the Triskahelion to the yin-yang symbol of the orient, is not accidental. The curved outline of the yin-yang represents the shadowy border between where one ends and the other begins; the same is true for the BDSM symbol -- the curved borders representing the indistinct divisions between Bondage/ Discipline, Dominance/ Submission and Sadism/ Masochism.

Lastly, the curved lines of the Triskahelion can also be seen as a stylized depiction of a lash as it swings, or even an arm in the motion of delivering a spanking. The all-embracing circle itself, represents the overlying unity of BDSM and the sense of community that brings us together and makes us whole.


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