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#32   + (165) - [X]

Tagged: intimacy, vulnerable

Intimacy is based on shared vulnerability...nothing deepens intimacy like the experiences that we share when we feel flayed, with our skins off, scared and vulnerable, and our partner is there with us, willing to share in the scary stuff -- Dossie Easton & Catherine A. Liszt

#93   + (135) - [X]

Tagged: penis, proverb

A standing prick has no conscience. -- English Proverb

#159   + (130) - [X]

Tagged: service, heart, slave

The very instant that I saw you, did my heart fly to Your service; there resides, To make me slave to it; and for Your sake... -- William Shakespeare

#67   + (129) - [X]

Tagged: life, heart, surrender, pain

Sometimes what seems like surrender isn't surrender at all. It's about what's going on in our hearts. About seeing clearly the way life is and accepting it and being true to it, whatever the pain, because the pain of not being true to it is far, far greater. -- Nicholas Evans

#121   + (129) - [X]

Tagged: pleasure, pain

And painful pleasure turns to pleasing pain. -- Edmund Spenser

#194   + (86) - [X]

Tagged: wisdom, lead, mind

If he is indeed wise, he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind. -- Kahlil Gibran

#17   + (77) - [X]

Tagged: submission, kneeling

There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground. -- Rumi

#103   + (70) - [X]

Tagged: proverb, flesh

The flesh is aye fairest that's farthest from the bone. -- Scottish Proverb

#183   + (69) - [X]

Tagged: love, ownership, soul, yours

All my soul follows you, love encircles you and I live in being yours. -- Robert Browning

#125   + (65) - [X]

Tagged: love, buttocks, penis

Yes, this was love, the ridiculous bounding of the buttocks and the wilding of the poor, insignificant moist little penis. -- D.H. Lawrence

#23   + (63) - [X]

Tagged: slavery, service

Being your slave, what should I do but tend
Upon the hours and times of your desire?
I have no precious time at all to spend,
Nor services to do till you require. -- William Shakespeare

#94   + (60) - [X]

Tagged: cherry trees

I want to do with you
What spring does
With the cherry trees. -- Pablo Neruda

#123   + (59) - [X]

Tagged: sex, proverb, creative

Be creative; invent a sexual perversion. -- Graffito

#147   + (56) - [X]

Tagged: leather, spirituality

I have come close enough to know that there is something to the "spiritual" side of leather. -- Jack Rinella

#161   + (56) - [X]

Tagged: strength, confidence, time

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time. -- Anna Freud

#28   + (53) - [X]

Tagged: sex, erotic, life, force

We tend to think of the erotic as an easy, tantalizing sexual arousal. I speak of the erotic as the deepest life force, a force which moves us toward living in a fundamental way. -- Audre Lorde

#139   + (52) - [X]

Tagged: woman, pedestal

The practice of putting women on pedestals began to die out when it was discovered that they could give orders better from there. -- Betty Grable

#210   + (51) - [X]

Tagged: woman, instinct, courage

I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous  demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. -- Anais Nin

#117   + (50) - [X]

Tagged: woman, proverb

A woman's "No" is said with one mouth only. -- Proverb

#42   + (48) - [X]

Tagged: good, bad

There's nothing either good or bad ... but thinking makes it so! -- William Shakespeare

#144   + (48) - [X]

Tagged: ritual, fear, pain, lust

There are rituals of lust and joy and pain and fear. These, forced to extremes, meld in the mind, and in that melding they may make or dissolve our egos, bodies, or spirits. -- Raven Greywalker (Lilith)

#190   + (46) - [X]

Tagged: sex, life, attractive, philosophy, value

Tell me what a man finds sexually attractive and I will tell you his entire philosophy of life. Show me the woman he sleeps with and I will tell you his valuation of himself..... The man who is proudly certain of his own value, will want the highest type of woman he can find, the woman he admires, the strongest, the hardest to conquer--because only the possession of a heroine will give him the sense of an achievement, not the possession of a brainless slut. -- Ayn Rand

#88   + (42) - [X]

Tagged: desire, woman, man, want

When I am dead, you'll find it hard, says he
To ever find another like me.
What makes you think, as I suppose you do,
I'll ever want another man like you? -- Eugene T. Ware

#129   + (41) - [X]

Tagged: sex, art

Narcissism is the art of looking in the mirror and saying 'Damn I'd like to have sex with me.' -- Anonymous

#199   + (41) - [X]

Tagged: calling, slave, vocation

Slavehood is a vocation, comparable and equal in every way to any religious calling. -- J. Mikael Togneri

#51   + (40) - [X]

Tagged: reality, pain

There was no reality to pain when it left one, though while it held one fast all other realities faded. -- Rachel Field

#53   + (40) - [X]

Tagged: sex, art, erotic, philosophical

BSDM is an erotic art which does not require conventional sex acts to explore and practice. That's my philosophical story, and I'm stickin' to it. -- Elizabeth

#140   + (40) - [X]

Tagged: dominance

In the beginning I was fooled by Dominants who were good looking, had charisma, dressed well, and had that "dominant" personae. I soon realized that these things are easy to fashion. Real Dominance is a deep and visceral thing, something that has nothing to do with the trappings of BDSM. -- Sensuous Sadie

#160   + (39) - [X]

Tagged: dominance, love

Love does not dominate; it cultivates. -- Goethe

#77   + (38) - [X]

Tagged: life

Think of three things, whence you came, where you are going, and to whom you must account. -- Benjamin Franklin

#118   + (38) - [X]

Tagged: oral sex, intimacy

I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce. -- J. Edgar Hoover

#131   + (38) - [X]

Tagged: heart, truth

The heart is the temple wherein all truth resides. -- Kahlil Gibran

#5   + (37) - [X]

Tagged: find, submissive, question

The single most common question in BDSM is "How do I find a submissive?" -- John Warren, Ph.D

#11   + (37) - [X]

Tagged: discipline, life

Without discipline, there's no life at all. -- Katharine Hepburn

#33   + (37) - [X]

Tagged: bedroom, horses

It doesn't matter what you do in the bedroom as long as you don't do it in the street and frighten the horses. -- Mrs. Patrick Campbell

#39   + (37) - [X]

Tagged: life, surrender

I could spend my life in this sweet surrender. -- Aerosmith

#152   + (37) - [X]

Tagged: sex, obsession, fact

Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact. -- Marlene Dietrich

#203   + (37) - [X]

Tagged: slave, serve, always

The wonder of being a slave, as you put it, isn't that we serve when it suits us but rather that we serve always. -- Unknown

#16   + (35) - [X]

Tagged: service, protection, safety

I am your servant. I shall not be free. You will protect me; you will keep me safe; you will guard me. You will keep me sound; you will protect me from every demon. -- Ancient Egyptian woman's slave contract

#97   + (35) - [X]

Tagged: woman, man, looking

Any man that can't find what he is looking for in a thousand women is really looking for a boy. -- Gershon Legman

#170   + (35) - [X]

Tagged: surrender

Self-conquest is really self-surrender. Yet before we can surrender ourselves we must become ourselves. For no one can give up what he does not possess. -- Thomas Merton

#137   + (34) - [X]

Tagged: life, journey, destiny

The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being. -- Dag Hammarskjold

#146   + (33) - [X]

Tagged: d/s, paradox

D/s is filled with similar paradox's. Such as Pain/pleasure. Enslavement/freedom. A circular and connected balance to exist between apparent opposites. -- Master Nik

#182   + (33) - [X]

Tagged: service, worth, price, work, self-sacrifice

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice--no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service. -- John Burroughs

#80   + (32) - [X]

Tagged: love, service, life, calling

I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. -- Oprah Winfrey

#150   + (32) - [X]

Tagged: pleasure, degradatioin, delight

The degradation which characterizes the state into which you plunge him by punishing him pleases, amuses, and delights him. Deep down he enjoys having gone so far as to deserve being treated in such a way. -- Marquis De Sade

#78   + (31) - [X]

Tagged: speech, service, heart, compassion

A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity. -- Buddha

#158   + (30) - [X]

Tagged: master, needs, bottom, slave

Bottoms have appetites that are their own, whereas slaves' needs become the same as those of the Master. -- Guy Baldwin

#86   + (29) - [X]

Tagged: love, heart

You gave me the key of your heart, my love; Then why did you make me knock?" "Oh that was yesterday, saints above! And last night- I changed the lock! -- John Boyle O'Reilly

#43   + (28) - [X]

Tagged: torture, heart

The only way to a woman's heart is along the path of torment. I know none other as sure. -- Marquis De Sade

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