9 Interesting Facts About The BDSM Culture That Has Redefined Sex

9:00 pm 30 Jan, 2015

BDSM is possibly one of the hardest things to talk about, mostly because it’s viewed as anti-humanitarian. But I’m here to speak on their behalf and let you know that BDSM is a culture and a preference, not a crime. There’s a lot that goes into making it both right and interesting. For those of you who are new to the term BDSM (Bondage Domination Submission Masochism), here’s 9 things you ought to know about it:

9. BDSM involves various items for sex.

It’s not immoral in any way, it’s just s fetish for some people, one which has always been shunned in society. Yet it prevails, because it interests a lot of people.

A new way to look at sex

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8. It’s completely legal in some Western countries.

Depending on how far you take it, BDSM can either be unmentionable pleasure, or assault and rape.

Its completely legal

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7. There are ‘safe words’ associated with it.

There are several safe words associated with BDSM, used to describe the level of comfort or pain one experiences. Usually, the ‘traffic signal’ nomenclature lets the dominatrix know if he/she is within his/her boundaries.

There are safe words associated with it

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6. The partners are known as Doms.

Dom (or dominatrix) is the general name of the person who forces the other into submission. That’s also how they’re hired (this is illegal is some places) and when there are multiple partners, it’s called domes.

The partners are known as Doms

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 5. It’s increasingly popular and is called a ‘new phenomenon’.

Contrary to what people think, popularity of BDSM has shot off the roof over the past few years with more than a 90% increase in its practice.

Its being called a ‘new phenomenon’

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4. Sex toys are a must!

BDSM revolves around the use of toys. Some of them are kinky while the rest are just raw fantasies.

Sex toys are a must

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3. BDSM is better if you know the partner well.

That adds to the pleasure and the pain.

The sex is better if you know the person well

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2. Men are more inclined to BDSM than women.

Men are the ones who enjoy being on the receiving end of these sexual acts, which only goes to show that women enjoy delivering them more. Ironic, if you think about what’s going on around the world.

Men are more inclined to BDSM than women

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1. BDSM isn’t an illness or a disease.

It’s a form of expression and cannot be used as a factor of discrimination in any walk of life.

Isn’t an illness or a disease

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[Read More: The BDSM Culture Is Not What You Think It Is – 10 Points That Shatter The Myths & 14 Reasons Why Masturbation Is Good For Girls]

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