BDSM is an acronym for bondage & discipline(BD), dominance & submission (DS), and sadism & masochism(SM). Kink is a wide and beautiful array of sexual expression that allows us to play and explore as free sexual beings. It is a giant world to explore, with so much self discovery in store.
While I’m not a BDSM expert, my personal favorite aspect of kink is the way that it expands the sexual experience beyond the genitals alone. It incorporates the full body and mind, allowing you to be fully in your body and in the moment.
There are so many misconceptions about BDSM and kink, many of which are just not true. The foundations of BDSM lie in consent, trust, and mutual respect. Anything else is not considered true BDSM. Kinky participants will always negotiate and establish clear boundaries. “Safe words” are incorporated, and all parties give informed consent prior to any of the acts themselves. Read our article, “Let's talk about consent” to learn more about this area.
Excitement recognizes BDSM and kink as a legitimate avenue to explore and practice sexuality. That’s why we carry an expanding kink section in our stores. Keep reading for a tour of some of the categories we carry in this section, and some of our favorite toys!