50 Shades of BDSM

Some notes on the differences betw. #bdsm in literature…and in #RL

Alexandra C. Phillips

Photo by Joe Tiner Photo by Joe Tiner

Download as a PDF: 50 Shades of BDSM

Bondage and Discipline. Domination and Submission. Sadism and Masochism. These six words form the common four-letter acronym “BDSM.” This concept has been brought to attention in the last few months with the anticipated Feb. 13, 2015 release of “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

While most people cringe upon finding out what the acronym stands for, there is a great deal of misconceptions about the dynamics of this relationship.

Ever since E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades” trilogy became a phenomenon in 2011 with the first book’s release, there have been many misrepresentations about relationships that involve BDSM elements.

Readers analyze the book as a true representation of real relationships with BDSM components, while, in reality, the relationship is being improperly depicted for what it really is, how it affects practitioners and how it is conducted.

For those who have not read…

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About dave94015

interested in alternative relationships, visual artist, erotic romance writer and reviewer of erotica, drug rehab clinic intern - mid 20's
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