ABCs of BDSM
ACOMOCLITIC — a preference for totally shaved genitals.
ACUCULLOPHILIA — sexual attraction to circumcised men.
ADULT BABIES — age play where the submissive is the baby.
ALGOPHILIA — sexual arousal derived from experiencing pain.
ALTOCALCIPHILIA — high-heel shoe fetish.
BDSM — acronym for bondage, domination/ submission/sadism & masochism.
BALL GAG — a device with a rubber ball and straps used to stifle screams.
BALL STRETCHING — stretching the scrotum using weights so that it hangs lower.
BASTINADO — foot torture using the soles of the feet.
CAT O' NINE TAILS — a whip containing nine strands.
CHASTITY BELT — a device used to keep the submissive chaste when the dominant is away.
COCA-COLA SUBMISSIVE — a submissive who only obeys easy commands, or when he/she feels like it.
DM — dungeon monitor: oversees a BDSM party to make sure house rules are followed.
D/S — popular abbreviation for a dominant/ submissive relationship.
DADDY — a role taken on in age play.
DOG TRAINING — role-playing that involves treating the bottom like a dog.
DOMME — a female dominatrix.
DUNGEON — a theatrical term for a bondage playroom.
EDGEPLAY — a practitioner of the more extreme BDSM elements, including fisting, asphyxia, knife play, etc.
EMASCULATION — when a dominant restricts certain actions typical of male behavior.
EXTREME RESTRAINTS — a very confining or restrictive bondage device.
FELCHING — drinking semen out of another's orifice.
FEMDOM — a female dominant.
FLAGELLATION — a BDSM-related whipping to induce sexual arousal.
FLOGGER — a multi-tailed leather whip.
HANKY CODE — old-guard leather community's color code of sexual preference.
HOBBLE SKIRT — a narrow skirt that restricts the wearer's ability to walk.
IMMOBILIZATION — extreme form a bondage that totally restricts movement.
INFANTILISM — role-playing as a young child.
M/S — master/slave.
MALACCA — a thick cane.
MANACLE — metal restraints.
MARTINET — small flogger.
MASOCHIST — one who derives pleasure from pain.
MERINTHOPHILIA — sexual arousal from bondage.
MUMMIFICATION — a unique kind of bondage in which the entire body is wrapped tightly in film (plastic wrap).
OTK — over-the-knee spanking.
PADDLE — a flat instrument used for spanking.
PAIN SLUT — popular expression for a submissive who loves pain.
PANSEXUALITY — BDSM activities encompassing all sexualities.
PONY PLAY — role-playing where the submissive takes on the role of a pony.
POWER EXCHANGE — dynamic whereby the dominant is consensually given power over the submissive, whether for just the scene or for a relationship.
QUIRT — a type of buggy whip.
RPG — role-playing games.
RACK — bondage device modeled after a torture device used in the Inquisition.
S&M — sadism and masochism. One enjoys administering pain, the other enjoys receiving it.
SAFE, SANE AND CONSENSUAL — a slogan in the BDSM community.
SAFE WORD — a word or phrase a submissive uses to stop the scene.
TPE — Total Power Exchange — a term used for 24/7 master/slave relationships.
WATTENBURG WHEEL — a medical pinwheel commonly used in BDSM play.
WHIPPING POST — a post that submissives are chained to in order to receive their lashings.