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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Some forms of sexual behaviour exist at the margins of society, such as consensual sadomasochism and bestiality, and are so stigmatised that they can barely be mentioned aloud, let alone studied.