After the success of the bestselling Fifty Shades books, some may be confused about the differences between kinky sex, fetishes, BDSM, and dangerous sexual behavior. Kinky Sex is anything that’s not “vanilla” sex, that is, straightforward intercourse between a man and woman without the use of toys or props. A fetish is something a person requires to become sexually aroused. Whether the fetish object is required for arousal or just to make things better indicates the degree of fetishism. BDSM stands for bondage and discipline, sadism and masochism. From gentle restraint to the “red room of pain,” “safe words” for the participants are crucial. When things go too far, the Danger Zone has been reached.

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