Sex & Porn Glossary
Originally the word bondage was used to describe serfdom or slavery throughout the middle ages, but in more modern times the term has evolved to have several meanings, all upon a similar theme. Specifically the word is used to describe the practice of being restrained (tied, chained, cuffed, etc.) for the purpose of sexual gratification. But more generally, the word bondage describes the practice of being subjected to some kind of external control, or outside force, and in sexual/erotic terms, that means submitting to some kind of physical, sexual, and/or psychological domination.
Domination, something that is more commonly known as D/s (Dominance/submission) within the practicing community, is the relinquishing of power from one individual to another in any given sexual/erotic situation. Those holding the position of power are known as the Dominants, also referred to as Masters or Doms if you're male, Mistresses, FemDoms or Dommes if you're female, as well as Tops for either sex, while those who give their power away are known as submissives or subs, slaves or bottoms. That is a simplistic description of a practice or lifestyle that is very complex. As mentioned before D/s can occur in many ways. From being strapped and flogged on a St Andrew's Cross to being on the receiving end of a complete and complex mind fuck - where psychological manipulation is used to influence the way the submissive thinks or behaves, D/s really covers a lot of ground. Essentially the relationship between any Dominant and submissive is key, with trust being the priority, and discipline a major aspect. A safe word is often used when one or other of the parties feels that sexual or emotional boundaries have been crossed, this word is discussed and agreed upon before play is instigated. Safe, sane and consensual (SSC) are the widely used principles with which D/s play is undertaken. I could go on forever about all the different facets and aspects of the lifestyle but to summarise I would simply say this, most sexual relationships tend to involve a dominant personality, D/s play is simply taking those natural dynamics further to explore all aspects of emotion and/or sexual activity for the enjoyment of all parties.
Sadism is where pleasure is derived from inflicting pain or humiliation on another. It can also be derived from watching such acts inflicted on somebody else. From paddle spanking a sub 'til their butt is red raw to dishing out a nice warm golden shower as they kneel at your feet while licking your boots clean, sadism comes in many forms.
Conversely masochism is the derivation of pleasure or sexual gratification from receiving pain or humiliation. Naturally the two, sadism and masochism would seem to go hand in hand, hence the term sadomasochism came to fruition at the beginning of the twentieth century. Whether its perfectly manicured fingernails raking down your back, hot wax on hard nipples, or pussy pounders up your poop shoot as you stand restrained in cuffs and spreaders, there is a masochist lurking in all of us, embrace it!
BDSM is a very short term for a lifestyle that covers a huge amount of different activities and practices. Nearly everybody has some kind of kink or fetish, nearly everybody has that one thing that just sends their pulse and their mind racing alike and nearly every time that preference could be categorised under the vast umbrella that is BDSM. Whether you like to be tied, tickled, chained, collared, spanked, spunked, kicked, cuffed, whether you like to be bound and gagged or spread and displayed, whether you like to be humiliated, masturbated, dominated or flagellated, HotMovies.com has got every aspect of BDSM just the click of a mouse away.