History of bdsm

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O ver the last few months, I've spent quite a bit of time realigning myself and recentering my chi with relevance to BDSM. I find myself completely taken by the roots of BDSM, even the most minute details. The more I seem to search, the more books I seem to read, the more I find myself almost obsessed. So many discoveries! To understand the history of BDSM, we must start from the very beginning at the earliest known practices and work ourselves back to modern day. An abbreviated timeline, if you will. For those that don't know, Mesopotamia follows the Tigris-Euphrates rivers.

Still not sure? Many archeologists and anthropologists date the first known BDSM and Domination-style celebrations and practices to Mesopotamia. In Ancient Greece, there is evidence of ritual flagellation of both men and women dating back to Sparta in the ninth century circa BCwhere a religion, the Cult of Orthia, was practiced and ritual flagellations were even overseen by a priestess. In Pompeii, a figure known as a "whip-mistress" can be seen on the wall of the Villa of the Mysteries Roman villa to ify the initiation of a young woman into the Mysteries.

One of the most prominent pieces and graphical proof of sadomasochist activity came in when an Italian historian, Carlo Maurilio Lerici, discovered the Tomb of the Whipping. This Estrucan tomb located in Italy is named after the fact that there is a fresco mural painting which depicts two men flogging a woman while in an erotic situation. This fresco dates back to approximately BC. Fresco in the Tomb of the Whipping BC. Famed for its erotic sensuality and its teachings of both men and women respecting each other equally, also teaches different types of hitting during erotic scenarios in order to target different kinds of joy through pain, "cries for pain" to be administered on bottoms.

Also, throughout the 14th century in Medieval Europe, there was a period known as " Courtly Love " where individuals willingly submitted to beatings and being tied up. Many historians have attributed this period and behavior to the beginning of BDSM bottom practices. For me, what I have found most interesting are the key moments and specifically, individuals throughout the 18th century who have ificant prominence in the history of BDSM.

Perhaps, it is because most are authors and writers, much like I see myself. One such individual, Marquis de Sade has fascinated me most. From his life story to his writings and how they were negatively perceived during his life and how they then became what France now declares as "national treasures" after his passing. Marquis de Sade whose name Sadism is derived was a French aristocrat, philosopher, and writer. Known most for his libertine sexuality and one of his books, The Days of Sodom. De Sade spent 32 years of his life in various prisons, over 15 years of which were spent in asylums.

Largely in part due to his writings, most of which were written while he was actually in prison. Marquis wrote The Days of Sodom in in just 37 days and the novel tells the story of four male libertines who seal themselves in an inaccessible castle with a harem of 36 victims so that they may experience ultimate sexual gratification through the sexual abuse, torture and eventual slaughter of their victims. This book remains highly controversial due to its depictions of sexual and extreme cruelty.

So much so that it has been banned history of bdsm some governments. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Please, if you're overly sensitive Another individual who has had ificant relevance within BDSM history is an Austrian journalist and author, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch history of bdsm name masochism is derived. Most known for his book Venus in Furswhich he wrote inportrays female dominance and sadomasochism.

Venus in Furs tells the story of a man who is so infatuated with a woman that he asks to be her slave and encourages her to progressively degrade and humiliate him. Leopold himself was so enamored by the history of bdsm he authored that he even encouraged his wife to enact the book with him. Although I have not read this book as the subject matter history of bdsm make it a long and difficult read for me due to my personal interests and views, I still recommend that you read it if you desire to be immersed in BDSM history or take interest in a man being a slave to a woman. A very important moment for BDSM in the 18th century came in when a German psychiatrist, Richard von Krafft-Ebing introduced the terms "sadism" and "masochism"; referring to the pleasure in physical and emotional pain.

The term "Sadomasochism" was born! Willie is best known for being the photographer for underground fetish magazines, like Bizarre. He essentially gave birth to what we now view as contemporary imagery of BDSM; leather, high heels, latex, rope arm bindings etc. Best known throughout the s as a popular pinup model, she also posed for many fetish photographers; earning her the title in some circles as the Queen of Pinup and the Queen of BDSM.

Informed consent really became a staple of BDSM culture in These principles are fundamental in modern BDSM practices. Perhaps the most ificant and maybe unsurprising contribution to BDSM as we know it today is technology. None truer than Usenet. For those unfamiliar, think of Usenet as the precursor to what is known today as forums. Established inUsenet is a message board system with various or "groups". One such group, popularized by BDSM was " alt.

The first documented use of the " BDSM " acronym itself is reported to be from a Usenet posting in Eventually, the alt. This I believe, is largely in part due to technology and the access to information being right at our fingertips. As well, some books and movies being popularized and becoming almost pop culturesque in nature. My curiosities have never been higher. I find myself delving deeper and pondering who or what will be the next ificant leap in BDSM's history. Will it be due to more and more university students educating themselves in their classrooms, realizing that popular opinion that BDSM is "all about pain" is a gross misconception?

That in fact, for many practitioners it is more about power, humiliation, and pleasure? Is Gen Z our answer to break social norms? Seeing as how FetLife is fast becoming more and more watered down, much like Usenet had become Will it eventually render itself obsolete and if so, will the answer come in the form of a new social platform? What will it be like? What if I actually organized myself to publish the book I have long been holding in my mind?

This I know for sure, through my growth as a Dominant and recent, almost endless readings, I can undoubtedly confirm that I am a Sadist. Perhaps, history of bdsm more than I was ever willing to admit to myself before. Whatever the future holds for BDSM know this; the next time someone says BDSM is preposterous, remind them that the practices have been around for thousands of years and it is a tale as old as time. About The Author Master Eros. A traditionalist, sharing my views, my opinions, and most importantly educating.

Hopefully, bringing BDSM closer to social norms and breaking cultural misconceptions along the way. This article was a great read! I am in the process right now of writing a paper for college to normalize and destigmatize BDSM and kink and found your writing very helpful! Will be looking for your book. Thank you! Facebook Twitter Tumblr Instagram. Posted in BlogMaster Eros. I cannot wait to read your book, Sir!

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