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  1. Against Sadomasochism
    A Radical Feminist Analysis

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
  2. BDSM
    Resource Type: Article
    A type of roleplay or lifestyle choice between two or more individuals who use their experiences of pain and power to create sexual tension, pleasure, and release.
  3. BDSM in culture and media
    Resource Type: Article
  4. Beauty's Punishment
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
  5. Beauty's Release
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
  6. Bob Flanagan: Supermasochist
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
  7. Bondage pornography
    Resource Type: Article
    Bondage pornography specializes in the depiction of sexual bondage or BDSM activities, as photographs, stories, movies, or drawings.
  8. Bondage Rigger
    Resource Type: Article
    A bondage rigger is a person who ties up others primarily as an art form, as opposed to people who do this to immobilize a bottom to prepare them for other forms of BDSM like flogging.
  9. Borderline Case
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1992
    The bizarre trial of Dr. James Tyhurst on charges of sadism and sexual abuse revealed that in the practice of psychiatry little is certain, and in the courts even less.
  10. Bottom (BDSM)
    Resource Type: Article
    In BDSM, a bottom or submissive is the partner in a BDSM relationship or a BDSM scene who takes the passive, receiving, or obedient role, to that of the top or dominant.
  11. The Bottoming Book
    Or, How to Get Terrible Things Done to You by Wonderful People

    Resource Type: Book
  12. By Her Subdued
    Resource Type: Book
  13. The Catalyst
    Resource Type: Book
  14. Chastity Belt
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    A chastity belt is a locking item of clothing designed to prevent sexual intercourse.
  15. Chastity Cage
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    A device which encloses the male genitals to prevent stimulation and erection.
  16. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
  17. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty - Wikipedia article
    Resource Type: Article
    The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (1983), Beauty's Punishment (1984), and Beauty's Release (1985) are erotic novels by Anne Rice writing under the pseudonym of A. N. Roquelaure.
  18. Cock and Ball Torture
    Resource Type: Article
    Cock and ball torture (CBT) is a sexual activity involving torture of the male genitals.
  19. Collar (BDSM)
    Resource Type: Article
    In a BDSM context, a collar is a device of any material placed around the neck of the submissive partner. It is also a term used to show ownership of one partner by another. A person wearing a collar to symbolize their relationship with another is said to be collared.
  20. Coming to Power
    Writings and Graphics on Lesbian S/M

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
  21. Complicity
    Resource Type: Book
    Mystery novel + sex + drugs.
  22. Concertina: The Life and Loves of a Dominatrix
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    Memoirs of a professional dominatrix.
  23. Consent (BDSM)
    Resource Type: Article
    Consent within BDSM is an issue that attracts much attention in the field. Practitioners' interests are in ensuring appropriate consent for personal, ethical, and legal reasons. The law also has its own approach to consent in deeming certain acts legal or illegal. Non-consensual play is considered abuse and not accepted by the BDSM community.
  24. Contract (BDSM)
    Resource Type: Article
    In BDSM, a contract is an agreement, usually written, between the dominant and submissive in a 24/7 or Total Power Exchange (TPE) relationship. It is the formal act of consent to the power exchange. Some are very formal and will detail exactly what is expected and can run for multiple pages. Others are as brief as a single paragraph. Either way, one is derived by negotiation on the part of both parties. BDSM couples consider the contract to hold equal moral authority to a marriage commitment. As such, constructing a proper contract is very much like writing a pre-nuptial agreement.
  25. Different Loving
    An exploration of the world of sexual dominance and submission

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    Explores and demystifies the worlds of BDSM, sexual power relationships, and fetishism.
  26. Doc & Fluff
    The Dystopian Tale of a Girl and Her Biker

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
  27. Dominance and submission
    Resource Type: Article
    Dominance and submission (also known as D&s, Ds or D/s) is a set of behaviors, customs and rituals involving the giving by one individual to another individual of dominance over them in an erotic episode or as a lifestyle.
  28. Dominatrix
    Resource Type: Article
    A dominatrix (plural dominatrices or dominatrixes) or mistress is a woman who takes the dominant role in bondage and discipline, dominance and submission or BDSM.
  29. Entertainment for a Master
    Resource Type: Book
  30. Erotic Humiliation
    Resource Type: Article
    Erotic humiliation is the consensual use of psychological humiliation in a sexual context, whereby one person gains arousal or erotic excitement from the powerful emotions of being humiliated and demeaned, or of humiliating another; often (but not always) in conjunction with sexual stimulation of one or both partners in the activity.
  31. The Erotic Impulse
    Honoring the Sensual Self

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
  32. Erotic Power
    An Exploration of Dominance and Submission

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
  33. Erotic spanking
    Resource Type: Article
    Erotic spanking is the act of spanking another person for the sexual arousal or gratification of either or both parties. Activities range from occasional sexual roleplay (such as ageplay) to domestic discipline and may involve the use of a hand or the use of a variety of spanking implements, such as a spanking paddle or cane.
  34. Female dominance
    Resource Type: Article
    Female dominance (or Femdom) refers to the BDSM relationships or BDSM scenes where the dominant partner is female.
  35. Female submission
    Resource Type: Article
    Female submission describes a relationship in which a female voluntarily submits to the will of another.
  36. Feminism and Sadomasochism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1981
    Califia says that sadomasochism encourages fluidity and questions the naturalness of binary dichotomies in society.
  37. Feminism and Lesbian S/M
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1983
    A report on a panel discussion in New York on The Feminist Movement and Lesbian S/M: An Open Discussion of the Political and Social Issues Raised by Lesbian S/M.
  38. Fetish Fashion, Sex, and Power
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    Dr. Steele traces the historic connections between fashion and fetishism.
  39. Forced Orgasm
    Resource Type: Article
    A forced orgasm is a form of orgasm control where the active partner sexually stimulates a submissive partner to the point of the submissive's involuntary orgasm, with the submissive attempting to restrain the onset of orgasm.
  40. Geschichte der O
    Resource Type: Book
  41. Glossary of BDSM
    Resource Type: Article
    This glossary of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Dominance, Submission, Sadism, Masochism) terms defines terms commonly used in the BDSM community.
  42. Healing the Wounds
    The Promise of Ecofeminism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    An anthology of writings on ecofeminism.
  43. Heresies Sex Issue
    Heresies #12

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
  44. Jay Wiseman's Erotic Bondage Handbook
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    A compendium of advice on how to tie up your sweetie, or get tied up yourself.
  45. Keuschheit in der BDSM-Szene
    Resource Type: Article
    In den vergangenen Jahrzehnten hat das Thema „Keuschheit" die BDSM-Szene beschäftigt. Ein moderner Keuschheitsgürtel gibt dem dominanten Partner die (fast absolute) Kontrolle über das Geschlecht und das Sexualverhalten des submissiven Partners. Die Keuschheit dient als Teil des einvernehmlichen Spiels dazu, Macht auszuüben oder zu verspüren.
  46. Leather Menace, The.
    Comments on Politics and S/M

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1982
    Attitudes towards S&M in the women's movement.
  47. Leatherfolk
    Radical Sex, People, Politics, and Practice

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
  48. The Leatherman's Handbook II
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
  49. The Leatherman's Handbook
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1977
  50. The Lesbian S/M Safety manual
    Resource Type: Book
  51. Lesbian Sex Mafia ("l s/m") speakout
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1982
    Report of a workshop on "politically correct, politically incorrect sexuality."
  52. Lie With Me
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
  53. Looking for Mr. Preston
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
  54. The Loving Dominant
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
  55. Macho Sluts
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    A book of erotic short stories, including the stories "The Calyx of Isis" and "Jessie" along with six other shorter works, "The Finishing School", "The Hustler", "The Surprise Party", "The Vampire", "The Spoiler", and "A Dash of Vanilla". It includes lesbians, gay men, and those of indeterminate sexuality, with their broad ranges of fantasies.
  56. Man acquitted when wife says she consented to torturing
    Resource Type: Article
  57. The Marketplace
    Resource Type: Book
  58. Melting Point
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    A collection of erotic short stories.
  59. Nine and a Half Weeks
    A Memoir of a Love Affair

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
  60. On the Safe Edge
    A Manual for SM Play

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    A handbook on safe practices in S&M play.
  61. Orgasm Control
    Resource Type: Article
    Orgasm control, also known as "edging", "peaking", "surfing", and by other terms, is a sexual technique which involves the maintenance of a high level of sexual arousal for an extended period of time without reaching orgasm, but eventually reaching orgasm. If orgasm is not reached after the extended period of arousal, it is referred to as erotic sexual denial. If the partner whose orgasm is being controlled, sometimes referred to as the submissive partner, is put into physical restraints, the better to control the orgasm, the activity is sometimes called tie and tease and if orgasm is denied it is tease and denial.
  62. Outlaw of Gor
    Volume II in the Strange History of Counter-Earth

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1967
  63. The Pleasure's All Mine
    The Memoir of a Professional Submissive

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
  64. Power exchange (BDSM)
    Resource Type: Article
    In BDSM, the term power exchange refers to a relationship or activity in which the submissive gives to the dominant partner power and authority over the submissive's body in exchange for the submissive's happiness and health.
  65. Return To The Chateau
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
  66. Sadomasochism
    Resource Type: Article
    Sadism is pleasure in the infliction of pain or humiliation upon another person, while masochism is pleasure in receiving the pain. These practices are often related and are collectively known as sadomasochism as well as S&M or SM.
  67. Sensuous Magic
    A Guide for Adventurous Couples

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    A peek behind the mask of dominant/submissive sexuality: an adventurous adult world of pleasure often obscured by ignorance and fear. Califia demystifies the scene for the novice, explaining the terms and techniques behind many misunderstood sexual practices.
  68. Sex, Power and Pleasure
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
  69. SexSources.ca
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2017
    A web portal featuring sexuality resources: articles, websites, books. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  70. Sexual Magic
    The S/M Photographs

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1986
  71. The Slave
    Resource Type: Book
  72. SM 101
    A Realistic Introduction

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
  73. SM
    The Last Taboo

    Resource Type: Book
  74. Some Women
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
  75. Sophisticated Bondage
    The Art of John Willie: An Illustrated Biography

    Resource Type: Book
  76. The Story of O
    Resource Type: Book
  77. Story of O
    Resource Type: Article
    Story of O (French: Histoire d'O, is an erotic novel published in 1954 about dominance and submission by French author Anne Desclos under the pen name Pauline Réage.
  78. The Story of O Comic Book
    Volume 1

    Resource Type: Book
  79. The Story of O (website)
    Resource Type: Website
    A website devoted to the novel The Story of O, and to writings, films and other materials related to the novel.
  80. Ties That Bind
    The SM/Leather/Fetish Erotic Style: Issues, Commentaries, and Advice

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
  81. The Trainer
    Resource Type: Book
  82. Trust
    Resource Type: Book
  83. Why Punish Madame?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1998
    A landmark trial is to determine whether a dominatrix dishes out sex or therapy.

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