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Meaning Quotes? – Journal Prompt

On the Journaling Channel of chat, a prompt was offered by chrissa: I love finding quotes that say things so eloquently that I feel but can’t seem to express properly. That’s inspired this next topic: Do you have any meaningful quotes/songs/books that have spoken to or inspired your BDSM journey? Please share them here and […]

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Work and life lessons from a former dominatrix

This article from the BBC (the British Broadcasting Company, tyvm, you pervs) talks about how former dominatrix Kasia Urbaniak is now working to empower her female students to level the playing field when it comes to workplaces differences between men and women – and she’s using the skills she picked up in her profession. Check out […]

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New and News on The BDSM Garden 1/18/21

Most Recent on The GardenThe Garden, The Masque, and The WIKTT Archives will be down a couple times this week while our host deals with some stuff for us. Please be patient. I promise we will be back as soon as possible. I am starting our TOPIC CHATS back up after a long holiday suspension. […]

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Trust – Journal Prompt

On the Journaling Channel of chat, a prompt was offered by Sleepmonger: I’d like to talk about trust. In my opinion trust is the foundation to each and every type of BDSM interaction. Whether it be negotiated playtime between top/bottom, or a long term D or M/s relationship, without trust everything we build up together […]

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The old sub vs. slave debate

Awesomely, people trust me enough to ask questions and expect non-joking answers (which is good because I am supposed to have a clue.) Well, sometimes they get joking answers because I am afraid that I am a complete smartass – but I do offer serious opinions, too. Today, one of the ladies asked my opinion.what […]

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“Real” – Journal Prompt

On the Journaling Channel of chat, a prompt was offered by chrissa: What is a “real submissive” or a “real dominant”? Some additional information: Often times people put qualifiers on what it means to be real in this community. Examples of some stereotypes I’ve heard since joining the lifestyle (not necessarily directed at me, just […]

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Correction/Punishment – Journal Prompt

On the Journaling Channel of chat, a prompt was offered by chrissa: Does correction/punishment play a part in your dynamic? If you aren’t currently in a dynamic, is that something you expect or hope to be in place? Why or why not? As a submissive, what does correction do for you? How do you view […]

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BDSM therapy: Are there therapeutic and relational benefits to being submissive?

In-depth research suggests BDSM practitioners can experience altered states of consciousness that can be therapeutic. JAIMEE BELL16 February, 2021 for Big Thinkhttps://bigthink.com/sex-relationships/bdsm-submissive-therapy-benefits?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1 BDSM is an acronym encompassing a variety of sexual practices that include: bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, and sadism/masochism. The practice of BDSM usually consists of partners taking on specific roles in which one partner is […]