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Assessing the BDSM lifestyle

Posted by mandyf on October 4, 2008

On the surface BDSM evokes a range of images as varied as the people that hold them. For many in the vanilla (Non BDSM lifestyle) it can range from utter disgust to a mere curiosity coupled with a live and let live attitude. For people that are actively involved in the lifestyle it is however far more positive to the point of almost being spiritual.

BDSM taken by it’s individual parts of bondage, discipline, sadism, and masochisim may seem to the uninitiated to merely be some strange collection of fetishes. In all reality it is a very delicately woven fabric that in the hands of devotees is beauty in and of itself. We all have likes and dislikes in our sexual lives. To the letter of the definition of fetish we are all fetishists in some regard. We all have arousals that stem from deeper than simple emotional attraction. A person may say they enjoy dirty talk, or perhaps a particular style of lingerie that heightens their libido. I propose this as being no different on a psychological level than persons that engage in the BDSM lifestyle, but without all the wonderful benefits BDSM offers it’s participants.

The dynamic of master and servant is age old and has always elicited the certain feeling of taboo. This is the core dynamic ….Read the rest here: http://www.helium.com/items/937803-assessing-the-bdsm-lifestyle

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