BDSM Basics for Beginners

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“Should you grab some rope from the hardware store, find a partner, and just go at it? Maaaybe not… 

Here are 5 actionable steps so you can get started.”

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“The myth is that it’s abusive. Actually it’s about trust and communication.”

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Not sure which kinks or roles to try out? Take this educational quiz to find out where you are on the BDSM spectrum!

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Velma writes: “This is a collection of online materials that are useful for newbies and any kinksters. Hubris is the leading cause of injuries, and learning is a constant journey. This will be my Reader’s Digest and I’ll keep adding to it over time. Feel free to send me suggestions by posting links in the comments.”
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Sub Frenzy is a very real threat that puts newbies at risk and makes us more vulnerable to predators. Find out what it means!

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Sub Frenzy is a very real threat that puts newbies at risk and makes us more vulnerable to predators. Find out what it means!

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In an effort to describe in detail the differences between BDSM activities and abuse, practitioners of BDSM have created and relied upon two prominent mottos of their community and lifestyle choices, SSC and RACK.

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My recommended safety guideline/philosophy for any kink/BDSM practice.

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Whether you’re new to BDSM or not, research and reading will be your constant companion throughout your kink journey. The BDSM Wiki is a helpful resource to get you started!

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My recommended safety guideline/philosophy for any kink/BDSM practice.