BDSM

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BDSM

 (bē′dē′ĕs′ĕm′)
n.
A continuum of consensual sexual practices that includes bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sadism and masochism.

[Blend of B & D, (from bondage and discipline), D & S, (from dominance and submission), and S & M.]
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author and educator Janet Hardy will talk about the realities and myths of consensual BDSM play, hold a discussion and take questions from audience and from anonymous question box; seating is limited; $15, tickets available at www.
Indeed, a widespread shift in understanding seems to be occurring wherein consensual BDSM participation is believed to be an acceptable expression of sexuality and/or leisure.

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