Tag: definitions

Three Meanings of D/s

What do we mean when we talk about “D/s”? D/s stands for Dominance and submission, or Dominant/submissive. These terms are used in various ways inside and outside the kink community. Here are three ways you may hear people use the terms dominant and submissive. The terms dominant and submissive can refer to personality types and…

Glossary of Terms

Every specialized topic has its jargon, and authority-based relationships are no exception. This glossary gives my working definitions of key terms relating to alternative relationships, kink, and BDSM. Some of these definitions are hotly debated in their respective communities, and not everyone will agree with where I come down on them, so don’t be surprised…