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LET’S TALK ABOUT BDSM

BDSM stands for Bondage & discipline, Dominance and Submission and SadoMasochism and it is the term used for gay or straight heavy roleplay.

The term “BDSM” was first used in 1991 in a Usenet artiicle but off course examples off it especially whipping goes way back beyond 5BC, but it is now used as a catch-all phrase covering a wide range of activities and subcultures and is one of the most well known abbreviations in the fetish world alongside CBT (Cock and ball torture). All BDSM requires a sub and dom in some form or another with the dom (or editor) taking psychological control over the submissive, sub  (or humble AT writer). A switch is a guy that will take both roles also known as Vers, greedy, indecisive or a Silver Steele.

It should be consensual and agreed. Safewords should be adopted something you would never say whilst being whipped or ball crushed like ‘Giraffe’, ‘Munich’ or ‘Mike Pence’ rather than ‘No’, ‘Enough’ or ‘Stop’. Failure to honor a safeword is considered serious misconduct and could even change the sexual consent situation into a crime, depending on the relevant law. “Safe, sane and consensual”, commonly abbreviated as “SSC” is the term that came up in the 80’s that is the norm for this…..alternatively there is  “risk-aware consensual kink” with the acronym (RACK).

Bondage -The term bondage describes the practice of physical restraint. Bondage is usually, but not always, a sexual practice such as when you are tied down and forced to listen too Justin Bieber or Slipknot or worse still made to endure all 3 sexual deviant epics of the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy over and over. It is fucking popular – A 2015 study of over 1,000 Canadians showed that about half of all men held fantasies of bondage a survey of AT readers took that to over 110% but you are a bunch of sick cockwombles.

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Discipline – can mean any type of dominant play but in modern times has come to be associated with caning and beating whether from a school, sports, military or indeed dungeon background.

Dominance and Submission are basically adjectives that are the route one of almost all gay fetish play in some form or other.

SadoMasochism – Is a different ball game altogether and although the power positions are in place it usually involves pleasure for the Dom causing the sub pain and historically unlike many other types of fetish play an awful lot of it was non consensual. Having power over another man to cause him pain and that getting your dick rock hard is where we are at here and it has been going on for centuries from historic Spanish dungeons up to modern day military barracks. The terms sadism and masochism are derived from the names of the Marquis de Sade and Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, based on the content of their written works and their dodgy sex lives. Although the names of de Sade and Sacher-Masoch are attached to the terms sadism and masochism respectively, the scenes described in de Sade’s works do not meet modern BDSM standards of informed consent as they were basically torture of another mans body to get your own rocks off.

The most commonly used symbol of the BDSM community is a derivation of a triskelion shape within a circle. Its BDSM usage derives from the Ring of O in the classic book Story of O. The BDSM rights flag, is intended to represent the belief that people whose sexuality or relationship preferences include BDSM practises & deserve the same human rights as everyone else, and should not be discriminated against for pursuing BDSM with other consenting adults. The flag is inspired by the leather pride flag and BDSM emblem joined in one.

In movies while BDSM activity appeared initially in subtle form, in the 1960s famous works of literature like Story of O and Venus in Furs were filmed in all their horny glory leaving nothing for the imagination. With the release of the 1986 film 9½ Weeks, the topic of BDSM was transferred to mainstream cinema. From the 1990s, cinematic representation of it increased dramatically, as seen in Midnight Express, Papillon,, KinK (a 2013 film based on the website Kink.com), and movies such as Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) and its two sequels Fifty Shades Of Crap (2017) and Fifty Shades of total shit (2018). BDSM is everywhere in modern culture from Rihanna’s Billboard number one hit single ‘S&M’ across to James Bond getting his balls destroyed tied to a chair by a Sado villain in Casino Royale.

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Written by Paul Stag

Paul is an international porn star and a long time editor for Alphatribe magazine.

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