Mar 12, 2012
Today, the mainstream world envisions SM practitioners as a bunch of kinky, freaky, sex-obsessed people. The concept brings to mind whips, chains, and strangeness. But few know the refined roots of sadomasochism, and the complex and ideological history surrounding S and M.
Sexuality theorists state that the seductiveness of SM is the idea that sexual pleasure occurs whenever someone experiences a high level of a sensation- whether it be “good” or “bad”.
For those who are curious about exploring SM, at Downtown Blue Boutique we have all sorts of things to get you started. Perhaps you’d like more background in the more modern history of these practices. We recommend Jay Wiseman’s book SM 101, or you could simply pick up an issue of Hustler’s Taboo magazine to gain some inspiration. Once you’re feeling a little more educated, you could try a Cat o’ Nine Tails, a leather flogger, or a riding crop. To increase the diversity of sensations attending you or your partner’s body, you could apply a clit clamp, or nipple clamps that vary in design and degrees of pressure. To further debilitate your partner, use our Japanese Silk Love Rope to tie them to a bedpost. Our Detachable Ball Gag System will turn them into a perfect slave, with different attachment muzzles which will turn them into human ashtrays, dildos, or even toilet scrubbers. Display your tyranny by putting them in our Leather Dog Mask, and leading them about on a leash. To truly get into your role as a cruel master or mistress, check out our collection of leather dresses, skirts, bras, panties, and spike shoes.
The most important part of SM play, of course, is consent. In the most famous masochistic book, the heroine makes the protagonist sign two contracts, guaranteeing his complete willingness to become her slave and participate in the cruelty she would inflict upon him. Always get your partner’s permission before enacting unusual practices, and don’t forget the safe word!