Outline of BDSM

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BDSM is a variety of erotic practices involving dominance and submission, roleplaying, restraint, and other interpersonal dynamics. Given the wide range of practices, some of which may be engaged in by people who do not consider themselves as practicing BDSM, inclusion in the BDSM community or subculture is usually dependent on self-identification and shared experience. Interest in BDSM can range from one-time experimentation to a lifestyle.

A dominatrix with two female submissives - image taken at Studio Biederer, Paris, 1930.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to BDSM:


Different types of Rope bondage
By material
By body part


Discipline (BDSM)

Dominance and Submission (D&s or D/s)Edit

Left: A submissive female, strips off her clothes (at the command of her master), while maintaining "Attention" pose. Right: The same woman poses nude, in different slave positions.

Dominance and submission


Types of playEdit

Animal roleplay at Folsom Street Fair: women dressed as kitten (left) and as pony (right).

Types of tortureEdit

BDSM equipmentEdit

List of bondage equipment

Sexual fetishism and ParaphiliaEdit

Sexual sadism disorder
Sexual fetishism

BDSM terminologyEdit

Sadomasochism in public: Woman (left) and man (right) chained to Saint Andrew's Cross get flogged at Folsom Street Fair.
Discipline (BDSM)
Dominance & submission

Significant BDSM peopleEdit



See alsoEdit


External linksEdit