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Top Five Things to Know About Kink

September 1, 2020 10:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

What do you know about kink—and what do you want to know about it? If you’ve considered ramping things up (or tying things down) in the bedroom, it’s important to do some research ahead of time so you fully understand what kink is, how to do it safely and how to communicate with your partner. Here are some of the things you should know when you’re ready to embrace the kink lifestyle: Your friends are doing it: Believe it or not, about half the population is interested in kinky sex, which means that, chances are, someone you know is getting... View Article

Beginner to BDSM? Here’s What You Need to Know

August 18, 2020 10:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Does the idea of BDSM intrigue you? Given the success of wildly popular franchises like 50 Shades of Grey, it seems that we’re finally ready to acknowledge that sex can be a little racier than standard-issue vanilla practices. (Not that there’s anything wrong with enjoying vanilla, of course.) Trying BDSM for the first time can be awkward, nerve-racking and even goofy at first. However, with good communication and strong boundaries, you might find that you enjoy the darker side of sex. Here is our beginner’s guide to BDSM: Research beforehand: BDSM doesn’t have to involve pouring hot wax on your... View Article

Kink vs. Fetish: What’s the Difference?

July 30, 2020 7:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When you’re new to the world of BDSM, the difference between kinks and fetishes may not be immediately clear. Most people know that both refer to taboo or out-of-the-norm sexual practices, but what do they really mean, and how are they different from each other? While it’s true that both terms refer to sex acts or desires that are out of the ordinary, they refer to very different concepts. In short, “kink” is an umbrella term that encompasses all alternative sexual practices, while “fetish” is a specific need in order to become aroused or experience orgasm. Kinks and fetishes are... View Article

The Importance of Safe Words in BDSM

July 16, 2020 7:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Experimenting with BDSM gives you the opportunity to try a lot of kinky or taboo sex acts and power dynamics—but when you’re trying something that involves giving up control to another person, having a safe word is a must. Safe words are the “red light” of sex: if you or your partner utter your safe word, it means you must stop whatever you’re doing immediately. What a safe word accomplishes A safe word is usually a word you’d never say during sex—think “marshmallow” instead of “stop.” The idea is that each partner, especially the submissive partner, has an absolute out... View Article

What’s the Difference Between a Dominant and a Submissive?

June 25, 2020 11:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When you’re new to the BDSM community, some of the terms may be confusing. BDSM, which stands for “bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sadism and masochism,” is an umbrella term for kinks that tend to involve power games and other taboo forms of expression. Knowing whether you’re dominant or submissive in BDSM is the first step to exploring whether this type of sex play is right for you. Dominant vs. submissive BDSM often involves a power exchange, meaning one partner willingly gives up control to the other. This relationship is built on trust, so it’s important to understand... View Article