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Myth: You can tell if someone is part of the BDSM lifestyle based on what they look like

BDSM is an important influence on Fashion Since 50 Shades of Grey, BDSM has become more aware for the mainstream. This also lead in an increase of using BDSM clothes and styles in fashion. Designers already used elements of Punk, Goth and Rave cultures, whereas BDSM is no different. Items that were traditionally viewed as […]

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BDSM Myth: BDSM is Inherently Dangerous

On its face this statement is true, but an explanation is necessary. This is a blanket one size fits all general statement and as most stereotypical statements it doesn’t hold up when truly analyzed. Using the logic that made this statement you could argue that shooting fireworks, cooking a roast in a pressure cooker, or […]

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People who engage in BDSM are all promiscuous

I was looking up a lot of sites and forums on the internet and picked my brain for the last days on how to approach this myth. There are no facts or studies about this anywhere i looked. Probably i have missed something because i tend to not see things that are right in my […]

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Submissives have no control over what happens.

This myth, like most myths, is born out of ignorance, inexperience, and misunderstanding. In my opinion one of the main roots of this myth is a misunderstanding or lack of thought of how control or power is exchanged in a Dominant/submissive relationship. This myth stems from the assumption that the power, control, or influence that […]

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Are people who take part in BDSM psychologically maladjusted?

Are people who take part in BDSM psychologically maladjusted? The Myth For people inexperienced and otherwise uninitiated in kink, the BDSM lifestyle may seem surreal. While a person who would consider themselves as “vanilla” (not kinky) may enjoy some hair pulling or light spanking, many see the image of BDSM as being whips, chains and […]

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Roles in life similar in BDSM?

A person who is Dominant or submissive in ‘real life’ will prefer a similar role in BDSM The Myth Personality Types and Their Roles in BDSM I have heard the argument both ways, that Dominants and submissives are determined by their personality types – remaining consistent to or being opposite – in their everyday / […]

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BDSM is all about pain and torture

BDSM is all about pain and torture… The Myth “Please water board me, please I need it” I have never even heard of anyone uttering these words. To some is supposedly BDSM is all about pain and torture. There are a couple issue with this statement. One torture is involuntary where as BDSM requires consent. […]