Glossary of Terms
Anal beads: are a series of small, round beads that are attached to a string or a flexible rod, and are inserted into the anus for sexual pleasure.
Anal plug: An anal plug, also known as a butt plug, is a tapered sex toy that is inserted into the anus and worn for extended periods of time. It can be used for pleasure, or to prepare the anus for anal sex.
Aftercare: Aftercare is the practice of caring for a person's physical and emotional well-being after a sexual activity or scene. It can include activities such as cuddling, talking, and providing comfort and support. Aftercare is especially important in BDSM activities, as it helps to ensure that all parties feel safe and respected.
Butt plugs are tapered toys that are inserted into the anus and worn for extended periods of time. They can be used for pleasure, or to prepare the anus for anal sex.
Ball gag: A ball gag is a type of bondage equipment that consists of a ball-shaped object that is placed in the mouth and secured in place with a strap or a band around the head. The ball gag is used to restrict the wearer's ability to speak or make noise.
BDSM: BDSM stands for bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sadism and masochism. It is a collective term for a variety of activities that involve role-playing, power exchange, and the use of physical restraints, among other things. BDSM activities can be consensual and pleasurable for all parties involved.
Bondage: Bondage is a form of BDSM activity in which one person is physically restrained in some way, typically with ropes, handcuffs, or other restraints. Bondage can be used for pleasure or as a form of power play.
Bullet vibrator: A bullet vibrator is a small, bullet-shaped vibrator that is typically used for clitoral stimulation. It is often held in place with a hand or inserted into a larger toy or accessory.
Barriers: Barriers are physical or chemical barriers that are used to prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or unintended pregnancies during sexual activity. Examples of barriers include condoms, dental dams, and gloves.
Clitoral vibrators are vibrating sex toys designed specifically to stimulate the clitoris. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Consent: Consent is the act of willingly and freely agreeing to engage in a particular activity, in this case, sexual activity. It is important to obtain clear and enthusiastic consent from a partner before engaging in any sexual activity.
Choker: A choker is a type of necklace or collar that fits tightly around the neck. In BDSM, chokers can be worn as a form of fashion or as a symbol of submission.
Collars: Collars, in the context of BDSM, are garments that are worn around the neck and are used to symbolize a submissive's relationship to their dominant partner. Collars can be made of a variety of materials, including leather, fabric, and metal.
Cock rings: Cock rings, also known as penis rings, are rings that are worn around the base of the penis, typically to help maintain an erection or to delay ejaculation. They can be made of a variety of materials, including silicone, rubber, and metal.
Clamps: Clamps, in the context of BDSM, are devices that are used to apply pressure to a body part, typically to cause pain or pleasure. Clamps can be used on a variety of body parts, including the nipples, labia, and scrotum.
Crop: A crop is a type of whip that is used in BDSM activities. It consists of a handle and a flexible, often leather, shaft with a flattened end. The crop is used to strike the body, typically as a form of punishment or discipline.
Dildos are phallic-shaped sex toys that are designed for vaginal or anal insertion. They can be made of a variety of materials, including silicone, latex, and jelly.
Electrostimulation devices are sex toys that use electrical currents to stimulate the body and produce a tingling sensation.
Edging, also known as orgasm control or orgasm denial, is a sexual practice in which a person brings themselves or their partner to the brink of orgasm and then stops or slows down the stimulation, only to start again later. This can be repeated multiple times, leading to a more intense orgasm when it is eventually allowed to occur. Edging can be done as a solo activity or with a partner, and can be a form of pleasure or a way to build sexual tension.
Fisting toys are long, tapered sex toys that are designed to mimic the action of fist-fucking. They are typically used by more experienced individuals and should be used with caution.
Fetish is a sexual attraction to a specific object, body part, or activity that is not typically considered sexual in nature. Fetishes can involve a wide range of objects and body parts, including feet, shoes, leather, latex, and certain types of clothing. Some people with fetishes may be exclusively attracted to the object of their fetish, while others may be attracted to a more diverse range of sexual stimuli. Having a fetish is a common and normal part of human sexuality.
G-spot vibrators are sex toys that are specifically designed to stimulate the G-spot, a sensitive area located inside the vagina on the front wall.
Gags: is a device that is used to restrict a person's ability to speak or make noise. Gags can be used in a variety of contexts, including in BDSM activity, in medical play, or in role-playing scenarios. There are many different types of gags, including ball gags, bit gags, and tape gags. Gags should be used with caution and only with the consent of all parties involved.
Harnesses: Harnesses are garments that are worn around the body and are designed to support or hold a dildo or other sex toy. They can be worn by people of any gender and are often used in strap-on play. Harnesses can be made of a variety of materials, including leather, fabric, and rubber.
Handcuffs: Handcuffs are restraints that are used in BDSM activity and are designed to restrict a person's movement. They can be made of metal, fabric, or other materials and are typically secured around the wrists or ankles. Handcuffs should be used with caution and only with the consent of all parties involved.
Inflatable toys are sex toys that can be inflated to various sizes. They are typically inserted vaginally or anally and are used for pleasure.
Jiggle balls, also known as Ben Wa balls or love balls, are small, weighted balls that are inserted into the vagina and held in place by the pelvic muscles. They can be used for pleasure or to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.
Kegel balls, also known as Ben Wa balls or love balls, are small, weighted balls that are inserted into the vagina and held in place by the pelvic muscles. They can be used for pleasure or to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.
Kink is a broad term that refers to a wide range of sexual activities, behaviors, and interests that fall outside of traditional societal norms for sexual behavior. Kink activities can include BDSM, fetishes, role-playing, and other forms of sexual expression that involve power dynamics, role-playing, and the use of props or restraints. People who engage in kink activities do so consensually and with the intention of enhancing their sexual pleasure and intimacy.
Lubricants are substances that are used to reduce friction and improve the comfort and ease of sexual activity. There are many different types of lubricants available, including water-based, oil-based, and silicone-based.
Masturbators are sex toys that are designed to simulate the sensation of sexual activity on penis genitals. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Nipple toys are sex toys that are designed to stimulate the nipples. They can be vibrating or non-vibrating, and come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Ovipositors are dildos that are designed to mimic the appearance and function of an animal's reproductive organ, specifically an egg-laying organ. They are typically used in science fiction and fantasy role-playing scenarios.
Prostate massagers are sex toys that are designed to stimulate the prostate gland, a sensitive organ located in the male pelvis. They can be inserted anally and are often curved to reach the prostate.
Queening stools are low stools or benches that are designed to allow a person to sit comfortably while performing oral sex on a partner.
Restraints, also known as bondage gear, are devices that are used to restrict a person's movement during sexual activity. They can be made of a variety of materials, including leather, fabric, and metal.
Safe Word is a pre-agreed upon word or phrase that is used by a person in a BDSM scene to communicate to their partner that they need to stop or slow down the activity. Safe words are used to ensure that all parties involved in the activity are comfortable and consensual, and to establish clear boundaries. Safe words can be used to stop the activity altogether, or to communicate that a particular activity or sensation is becoming too intense. It is important to establish a safe word before engaging in any BDSM activity, and to respect and respond to a safe word when it is used.
Ticklers/feather dusters are soft, feathery tools that are used to lightly stroke and tickle the skin for pleasure.
Temperature play: Temperature play is a type of BDSM activity that involves the use of hot or cold objects or substances to stimulate the skin and create a sensation of temperature change. This can be done using a variety of tools, including ice cubes, hot wax, and heated or chilled metal objects. Temperature play can be used to create a range of sensations, from pleasurable warmth to painful cold.
Urethral sounds are thin, rod-like instruments that are inserted into the urethra for the purpose of sexual pleasure or medical treatment. They should be used with caution and only with proper training.
Vibrating cock rings are rings that are worn around the base of the penis, and contain a small vibrator to stimulate the wearer or their partner.
Vibrator is a sex toy that is designed to stimulate the body through the use of vibrations. Vibrators come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, and can be used on various body parts, including the genitals, nipples, and clitoris. They can be powered by batteries, electricity, or other means, and can be used for solo pleasure or with a partner. Vibrators can be used to achieve sexual arousal and orgasm.
Wand massagers are long, handheld vibrators that are designed to provide powerful, broad stimulation to the entire body. They are often used on the back, neck, and shoulders.
Wax play: Wax play is a type of BDSM activity that involves dripping hot wax onto a person's skin for the purpose of creating a sensation of heat and pain. Wax play should be done with caution, as hot wax can cause burns if it is applied at too high of a temperature or left on the skin for too long. It is important to use a low-temperature wax and to test the temperature of the wax before applying it to the skin.
Zappers (electric shock toys) are sex toys that use small electric shocks to stimulate the body and produce a tingling sensation. They should be used with caution and only with proper training.