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How an intimacy coordinator is putting an end to ’50 Shades of Gray’ BDSM portrayals

From https://www.insider.com/bonding-intimacy-coordinator-end-50-shades-of-gray-bdsm-portrayals-2021-2 Olivia Troy is an intimacy coordinator for Netflix’s “Bonding” and Showtime’s “Billions.” Troy works with actors and directors to create safe and inventive sex scenes. She wants to do away with the “50 Shades of Gray” style of BDSM on film. Olivia Troy was an intimacy coordinator before the role had a name. […]

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New on The BDSM Garden

What’s new on The BDSM Garden and one of the designs in our store: https://www.zazzle.com/store/thebdsmgarden/products HOW TO ENHANCE THE DOMINANT OR SUBMISSIVE TRAITS by FRR Mallory Conservative http://thebdsmgarden.com/efiction/viewstory.php?sid=1381Bringing D/s into an estabished relationship. Hints for Long Distance Cyber or Phone Training by FRR Mallory Conservative http://thebdsmgarden.com/efiction/viewstory.php?sid=1393This is primarily oriented toward male submissives! It is designed to offer ideas, hints and suggestions […]

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Safewords in CNC – Journal Prompt

On the Journaling Channel of chat, a prompt was offered by Sleepmonger: From what I’ve seen online there seems to be two separate thoughts on safewords in CNC situations. One is that there should always be an immediate out as a form of communication that things aren’t feeling right. The other is that having that […]

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Bondage Benefits: BDSM Practitioners Healthier Than ‘Vanilla’ People

https://www.livescience.com/34832-bdsm-healthy-psychology.html By Stephanie Pappas May 29, 2013 Despite the fact that their sexual preferences are listed in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as potentially problematic, people who play with whips and chains in the bedroom may actually be more psychologically healthy than those who don’t. A new study finds that […]

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Sensual Domination

https://www.kinkly.com/definition/6750/sensual-domination?ts=1612473390 By Kinkly April 16, 2018 Definition – What does Sensual Domination mean? Sensual domination is a new style of dominance which focuses on delighting all of the senses. When practising sensual domination, both partners agree to take turns assuming and giving up control so they can both enjoy sexual pleasure. Sensual dominance celebrates pleasure over pain, […]

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Empathy in Submission?

There’s a long-held thought that female submissives are soft and squishy and care about everyone with a sweet empathy that exudes from their very pores. This study suggests that that’s really just not the case. In fact, it may be that being submissive reduces empathy for the pain of others. I’m not taking sides here […]

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How dominatrix psychology can change your understanding of power

The dominatrix profession demands a mastery of human psychology and the ability to command life’s many challenges. By KEVIN DICKINSON 16 January, 2020https://bigthink.com/personal-growth/dominatrix-life-lessons?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1 Professional dominatrixes develop an intuitive understanding of the human psyche at its most revealing. The techniques pro-dommes use to control their clients can be translated to other endeavors, especially finances and work. […]

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That Time I Tried BDSM Therapy

Not all therapists take the gentle approach. ROC MORIN OCTOBER 26, 2015https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/10/when-bdsm-is-therapeutic/412249/ Whips, chains, collars, gags, blindfolds, handcuffs, knives… My eyes roam the soundproof room in which we are enclosed. The subject of our conversation is BDSM (Bondage, Domination, Sadism, and Masochism), a discipline that includes a wide variety of consensual power-exchange activities suggested by […]