3 Major Myths About BDSM

Whenever the topic of kink and fetishes are discussed, there’s always a solid mention of BDSM. BDSM, or Bondage – Domination – Sado-Masochism, is both popular and misunderstood. BDSM is all about opening up yourself to someone and being completely vulnerable. Many are not even aware that BDSM is not a fetish. It’s one of the biggest myths about BDSM, which completely throws people off. Certain misconceptions about BDSM prevent people who could be enjoying BDSM.

In this article, we will discuss three more major myths about BDSM and why such myths are popular.

  1. BDSM Is About Pain
    Pain is an element of sadomasochism, but BDSM isn’t all about inflicting pain; it’s about being submissive and being in control. Films such as the 50 shades series have bastardized the idea of BDSM into the idea of inflicting pain and secret lives, that it captures the entire culture in a bad light.
  2. Women Should Be Submissive
    Most people believe that women are required to be submissive in every scene.  While there are women who prefer to be submissives, there are men who would want to be submissives as well. The entire concept of allowing yourself to be completely under the control of another human being is what builds the kink in BDSM, and roles are independent of gender.
  3. Leather Is A Must
    Hollywood films would have you think that leather equipment is mandatory in BDSM – it’s not. While many of the props used in BDSM are made of leather, it is not required to use leather props. In fact, it’s not even required to use any kind of props, as long as you engage the same play with your submissive, or dominatrix, you can do as you please.

BDSM is a healthy culture where couples can explore their kinks. If you are genuinely interested in engaging in BDSM, it’s best to talk it out with your partner and educate them about the myths and misconceptions about BDSM.

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