Several series of novels, each followed by a film adaptation, put BDSM at the centre of many debates and backed the idea that parts of its practices were no longer forbidden. To begin with, BDSM is an abbreviation for six diverse sexual practises: Bondage, Discipline, Domination, Submission, Sadism, and Masochism.

Although misinformation has caused some to believe they are deviant practises involving pain, the reality is that they are sexual games requiring trust, mutual awareness, and communication since they have clear rules that have been set prior to explicit agreement. Furthermore, there are various intensities, and each individual must be aware of their own limitations and communicate them to their sexual partner so that BDSM remains a source of pleasure. In any situation, the free, full, and informed consent of all participants is always the foundation.

While pain appears to be the most well-known experience in BDSM, this technique goes far further by emphasising the pleasure that comes from focusing on sensations like power or control. Only sadism and masochism use pain as a way of eliciting pleasure.

The truth is that BDSM is present in many sexual relationships without individuals who practise it being aware of it, because it is simple for couples to play dominance games or employ a tie, bandage, or even handcuffs to focus more intently on the sensations.

The acronyms’ definitions are as follows:

Bondage is a French term that refers to the immobility of a person.

DISCIPLINE : The set of rules and routines that a submissive must follow during his training. It may entail repercussions.

DOMINATION: This is the role of the person who takes control over the submissive part.

SUBMISSION : During the pleasure session, the dominant’s partner performs this role with complete freedom.

SADISM : It is the practise of obtaining pleasure by inflicting physical or psychological suffering on another person.

MASOQUISM : You derive pleasure from your own suffering, whether it is emotional or physical.

Sadomasochism, domination, and submission are all BDSM sexual practises that have a wide range of accoutrements, accompanying feelings, and uses as diverse as the people who practise them. As a result, we conducted a study under the supervision of BDSM practitioners to better understand the sexual behaviours associated with the therapy. A qualitative methodology was employed in conjunction with a developing and predicted form of design for this. Eight in-depth interviews with men and women in Venezuela were done, and the data was evaluated using the constant comparison method to develop grounded theory. This article is based on the findings of a larger investigation. The relevance of limits was one of the most striking discoveries.

Bondage, Domination, Submission, Sadism, and Masochism (BDSM) practises are commonly interpreted in terms of two theoretical paradigms. On the one hand, psychopathology and perversion are based on the fact that sadomasochism is a perversion and is classified as a mental disorder in the DSM V1, and on the other hand, social constructionism as part of the BDSM subculture points to an inclusive and innovative view of sexuality, which is seen as an art that involves new forms of expression and new sexual choices. 2. Furthermore, it is interesting that we have discovered evidence that implies there is no link between pathology and BDSM practice3. As a result, the need to complete this work and comprehend the perspectives of its protagonists arises. Similarly, there is a major lack of information and studies conducted in Spanish, primarily in Venezuela. A qualitative methodology was utilised to do this, with the goal of creating grounded theory. The information was gathered as part of a broader study called IT’S NOT SEX, IT’S A LIFESTYLE: POWER, PAIN, AND PLEASURE IN SEX, which took place between December 2015 and March 2016. The findings reported under the third dimension “BDSM-related practises” were used in part to write this article.

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