What does BDSM mean?

An overlapping acronym that stands for bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, sadism and masochism — refers to kink culture that features these aspects.

BDSM

Other definitions of BDSM:

  • A variety of often erotic practices or role-playing involving bondage, discipline, dominance and submission. The term grew in use during the early internet in forums of the 1990s.
  • An acronym that means bondage, discipline, sadism, and masochism. Indicates a relation to a growing, sexual subculture.

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How to use the term
BDSM:

  • We're a BDSM couple.

  • We went to a BDSM club and it was quite fun.

  • The BDSM community has become my second family.


References:

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