Welcome to The Garden, a community for those already practicing, or wishing to learn the art and lifestyle of Domination and submission in their various forms and practices. Beyond The Garden gate exists a growing collection of essays, definitions, and interactive amenities to assist the curious and the expert in self-discovery, learning, and fun.

The following is an extract from the book Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns explaining Dominance, submission, and the common bonds we share.

“In exchange for obedience by the submissive, the dominant agrees to care for and work toward the pleasure of both partners. Thus empowered by the sub, the dominant takes control of their scenes and agrees to abide by the limits she sets. .

Some people extend D/S roles outside the bedroom, often referring to themselves as "slave" [or "submissive/ subservient"] and "master." Generally, these people consider themselves D/S "lifestylers".”1

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1 Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns: The Romance and Sexual Sorcery of Sadomasochism, Miller and Devon, Mystic Rose Books,1995, p. 9

The Garden features essays and creative works focused on BDSM, D/s, SM, and BD, meaning Bondage Domination or Discipline Sadism or Submission and Masochism. Most BDSM information writing is done by Dominants, submissives, Tops, and bottoms in The Lifestyle. They explain fetishes, D/s philosophy, BDSM how-to, John Norman’s Gor and the Gorean Lifestyle with Masters and kajira, and BDSM equipment and toys. We explore fetishes and topics such a spanking, humiliation, rope, shibari, electro-play, kink for the non-D/s or vanilla folk, sensation play, impact play, watersports, flogging, edge play, erotic asphyxiation, Christian D/s, online BDSM, munch and play party protocol, offline BDSM, Gorean slave positions, Gorean slave serves, beginners guides to BDSM, Mistress worship, FemDom, slave dances, collaring ceremony, scene reports, creative writing, stories, poetry, BDSM humor, how to spot fake Dom, BBWs and BDSM, feminism and BDSM, BDSM vs. Abuse, SSC, R.A.C.K., Finding a Dom, safety checklists, BDSM and Master/Slave contracts. The Garden contains no pornography but is still adults only.

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