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Difference Between BDSM And Kink

Difference Between BDSM And Kink

One of the most common questions that our readers frequently ask is “What’s the difference between BDSM and Kink?” Owing to the loosening of the moral and legal strictures on all alternative lifestyles as well as the fact that BDSM and Kink are not mutually exclusive, the boundary between kink and BDSM has been blurred. BondageLove in this blog attempt to clarify this confusion.

Let’s start with the definition of BDSM and kink. As we all know, BDSM is an acronym of various sexual practices and can be broken into three subcategories:

BD – Bondage and Discipline

DS – Dominance and Submission

SM- Sadism and Masochism

Kink is defined as the unconventional sexual tastes, concepts or practices aside from commonly accepted sex.

By definition, BDSM refers to specific behaviors while kink focusing on mindset is more extensive. We can draw a conclusion that BDSM is under the umbrella of Kink, however, kink is not all about BDSM. This is one difference.

When it comes to the aspect of the practice, BDSM generally involves power exchange. In BDSM plays, there are corresponding roles such as Dom and Sub, Top and Bottom, Master and Slave, Masochist and Sadist. It has an implied imbalance of power. While kink doesn’t have. Typical kink plays include role play, impact play, temperature play, genital play and so on. This is another difference.

How do you know if you are into kink or BDSM? The only way for you to really identify yourself is to try it out. And find out what ignites your passion and spices up your sex life.

Whether BDSM of Kink you choose, the consensus is essential and the safety is first.

Read our guides to better start your exploration:

5 Easy Ways To Experiment With Kink

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