An Introduction To BDSM And Types Of Toys For BDSM Play

BDSM stands for Bondage & Dominance, Sadism & Masochism. Simply put, it is the erotic pleasure from consensual inflicting or submitting to physical abuse. BDSM is for people who enjoy sexual stimulation outside of the common sexual practices. It should not be confused with abuse. BDSM is very much under control and totally voluntary with both partners enjoying and complementing each other’s role as akin in a Ying and Yang.

Introduction to BDSM

BDSM play can be segregated into two areas. Bondage & Dominance and Sadism & Masochism. Bondage & Dominance is akin to a master/slave fantasy role. It typically involves one partner submitting to the other in a sexually dominating way. The dominant partner is sometimes referred to as “top” while the submissive partner is referred as “bottom”. Some people enjoy the excitement of being in control and the turn-on of taking whatever you want. For the submissive partner, being vulnerable is not only a hot thing, but to give up control and totally lose responsibility further reinforces the trust and affection during BDSM plays. For both partners, BDSM is the thrill of the game of taking and giving, controlling and being controlled and ultimately total satisfaction.

Sadism & Masochism although akin to B&D;, is seen in a different context in that giving and receiving pain is part of the stimulation. Administered very skillfully and combined with other senses such as blindfolds and/or bondage, pain then becomes an overwhelmingly powerful stimulation which actually becomes pleasure. It can be hard to imagine how pain can be transmuted to pleasure. Pain by itself is just that pain. But when combined with strong sexual sensations, such as the peak emotions during an intense orgasm, the senses of pain and pleasure is mixed that pain actually becomes pleasure.

BDSM play can involve costumes with the top tying the bottom using all kinds of restraints. Blindfolds, whips, canes, nipple clamps, handcuffs, are all designed for BDSM play.

BDSM Toys

BDSM toys encompasses Bondage Gear and S&M; toys. Bondage gear inhibits freedom of movement and can be worn on the body such as handcuffs or used as restraining equipment such as cages. S&M; toys are designed to inflict pain to a certain degree such as whips, canes, and clamps. The varieties of BDSM toys is huge and this list is by no means exhaustive. Sometimes there can be overlapping of functions. Photographs are provided for better illustration.

Jackets & Harnesses

Specialized clothing worn over the body which is made of leather, latex, metal or a combination to prevent freedom of physical movement. They can be used on different parts of the body. Hoods and muzzles can be worn over the head. Hand jackets, straight jackets, leg, arm, ankle and wrist binders are used on other parts of the body. No BDSM is complete without some kind of bondage. View a sample of BDSM binders

Leashes, Collars and Gags

Leashes consist of a restraint attached to a rope or chain. They can be worn on the neck, wrists, ankles, groin, or other parts of the body. Collars are worn on the neck. They usually come with D-rings so that chains or ropes can be fastened and pulled around during BDSM play. Gags for BDSM play are mouth gags or ball gags. View a sample of leashes, collars, and gags here.

Cuffs

We are normally accustomed to the handcuffs used by law enforcement personnel. Cuffs for BDSM play extend to leg cuffs, wrist, ankle, thigh, and knee cuffs. They can be used as an attchment to bed frames, spreader bars, etc. BDSM cuffs can be made of metal, plastic, leather, nylon with Velcro fasteners.

Bondage Hammocks

Bondage hammocks or beds with built-in cuffs or Velcro restraints. These may also take the form of specialized bed sheets (linen) which can be slipped over any regular bed frame for BDSM play. Bondage beds for BDSM can be made to order.

Spreader Bars

Spreaders consist of a long bar with restraints at both ends. They can be used on the wrists, thighs, ankles, and even neck to wrists. Four-way spreaders are shaped like an “X”, locks the wrists and ankles together all at once. Spreader bars can also be suspended to the ceiling, designed to hold anybody hanging from it. These are also referred to as suspension bars.

Cages & Swings

For more adventurous BDSM play, bondage cages and swings take in one person. Made of metal, wood or leather, some are custom made with compartmentalized cage doors which can be opened or locked. Makes a perfect addition to the BDSM dungeon.

Blindfolds, Masks and other BDSM toys

Other BDSM gear to complete the bondage experience are blindfolds, masks, locks, ropes, duct tape, chains, bondage straps, ball gags, and much more.

Spanking Toys

Very popular BDSM toys for spanking are whips, canes, floggers, paddles, crops, and straps among others. Whips, canes and floggers deliver stinging sensations while paddles and crops deliver intense slaps. View spanking toys. Talking about movement, in our other post we spoke about bullet vibrators – check it out here.

Ticklers

Ticklers makes a good introduction to BDSM play. Ticklers as soft as feathers for erotic tickling sensations. Or made of fine chains which tickles or stings when whipped.

Chastity Belts

Chastity belts for BDSM play are designed for both men and women. Male chastity devices locks the waist, cock and balls while the female version locks the crotch area. Both versions come with adjustable and lockable variants. So don’t lose the key.

Electrical Toys

For an electrifying BDSM experience, these electrical probes delivers sparks of charged electricity similar to a lightning bolt. When held near the skin, little sparks jump across the charged rod to deliver tingling, buzzing, or cutting sensations. When in contact, it delivers a mild to medium electric zap. Waving it around is as powerful an emotional tool as with using it. With proper use, these are actually harmless. Comes in battery or AC powered variants.

Other S&M Toys

Other torture toys for BDSM play are clamps, tweezers, spiked gloves, heat masks, ice bags, weights with hooks, spiked wheels.