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Body worship is any practice of physically revering a part of another person's body, and is usually done as a submissive act in the context of BDSM.Typical kinds of body worship include worship of muscles, the penis, the vagina, or the buttocks.
Usually accompanied by prostration, re-enforcing a sense of inferiority, a "sub" generally licks, kisses and sucks their dominant's body part, and is not allowed to touch it in a more conventional way. This brings an aspect of erotic humiliation to the submissive partner.
Worshipping a body can also be done because the worshipper is in awe of the body part and wishes to praise that beauty. Although encouragement may be provided, verbally or by spanking, body worship is typically received more or less passively, the worshipped party aloof. Facesitting and smothering are forms of body worship which differ chiefly because of their aggressive approach.
Same sex, male-on-male body worship can arise in a non-heterosexual, non-BDSM context as a form of either a gay or a men who have sex with men erotic encounter or sexual play scene, for example in a gay bathhouse. This does not involve humiliation or domination per se, though the worshipped recipient is passive rather than dominating.
A man who has a high body mass index could be an admirer of and be fascinated by the bodies of males who are lean and toned or buff (thus a low body mass index ‘hard body’) in contrast to the admirer’s own flabby, obese physique. The admired male could exhibit the characteristics of a gay fetish body type known as a twink (gay slang) wherein his skin is largely free of hair or ‘smooth’, potentially including being free of any pubic, anal and armpit hair.
Typically the admiring man will gently manually caress, pet, rub, massage and lick the toned, smooth skinned body, especially parts like the abdomen and buttocks; commonly the nipples and penis of the person whose body is being so worshipped will be fondled, manually stimulated and aroused and then licked and orally massaged (fellated) by the admiring participant; as well, the anus might be licked and/or fingered as part of the ritual touching. Such ministrations can also take place as part of cuddling and spooning positions while both participants are lying down together.
Body worship is a common theme in the work of Japanese fetish artist Namio Harukawa.
Penis worship generally describes a sexual obsession of a submissive with their dominant partner's penis; or any type of sexual game in which a submissive is motivated by a real or pretended attraction to their partner's penis.
Penis worship may also describe a BDSM practice in which a submissive kisses and licks the dominant partner's penis. Some consider such worship as a particularly degrading form of domination and will usually involve the submissive partner kneeling or in another lowly position, treating the worshipped person as the dominant. In particular, facesitting or smothering may be applied to emphasise the control of the dominant over the submissive. A queening stool may also facilitate this activity.
Similarly, vagina worship describes a sexual fascination with the female and female sex organs, along with all the practices related to the deification of the female sexual organ.
In BDSM, vagina worship may also describe a practice in which a submissive kisses and licks the vagina and/or anus of the dominant partner. Facesitting or smothering may be practiced, and a queening stool may be used.
Human sexual activity, human sexual practice or human sexual behaviour is the manner in which humans experience and express their sexuality. People engage in a variety of sexual acts, ranging from activities done alone to acts with another person in varying patterns of frequency, for a wide variety of reasons. Sexual activity usually results in sexual arousal and physiological changes in the aroused person, some of which are pronounced while others are more subtle. Sexual activity may also include conduct and activities which are intended to arouse the sexual interest of another or enhance the sex life of another, such as strategies to find or attract partners, or personal interactions between individuals. Sexual activity may follow sexual arousal.
Urolagnia is a paraphilia in which sexual excitement is associated with the sight or thought of urine or urination.
Doggy style is a sex position in which a person bends over, crouches on all fours, or lies on their abdomen, for sexual intercourse, other forms of sexual penetration or other sexual activity. Doggy style is a form of a rear-entry position, others being with the receiving partner lying on the side in the spoons sex position or the reverse cowgirl sex position. Non-penetrative sex in this position may also be regarded as doggy style.
Medical fetishism refers to a number of sexual fetishes involving objects, practices, environments, and situations of a medical or clinical nature. In sexual roleplay a hospital or medical scene involves the sex partners assuming the roles of doctors, nurses, surgeons and patients to act out specific or general medical fetishes. Medical fantasy is a genre in pornography, though the fantasy may not necessarily involve pornography or sexual activity.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to BDSM:
Boot worship is the extreme adulation of boots in BDSM, usually carried out while the footwear is being worn by the dominant partner.
Erotic sexual denial is the practice of refraining from sexual experiences in order to increase erotic arousal and/or tension. The prohibited experience can be narrowly or broadly defined and banned for a specific or indeterminate length of time depending on the practitioner. The experience withheld can be any favored or desired sexual activities, such as specific acts or positions, provided it is something the practitioner wants. Erotic sexual denial is commonly used as sex play between intimate partners, but it can also be indulged in as an individual practice.
Cock and ball torture (CBT), penis torture or dick torture is a sexual activity involving application of pain or constriction to the penis or testicles. This may involve directly painful activities, such as genital piercing, wax play, genital spanking, squeezing, ball-busting, genital flogging, urethral play, tickle torture, erotic electrostimulation, kneeing or kicking. The recipient of such activities may receive direct physical pleasure via masochism, or emotional pleasure through erotic humiliation, or knowledge that the play is pleasing to a sadistic dominant. Many of these practices carry significant health risks.
This glossary of BDSM terms defines terms commonly used in the BDSM community.
Glove fetishism is a sexual fetishism where an individual is sexually stimulated by another person or oneself wearing gloves on their hands. In some cases, the fetish is enhanced by the material of the glove. Often, the actions of a gloved hand are as arousing as the glove itself, because the glove provides a second skin, or in other words a fetishistic surrogate for the wearer's own skin. Medical gloves and rubber gloves provide not only a safer sex environment, but also give a latex glove fetishist great pleasure. Subtle movements by the gloved fingers or the hand as a whole can provide the individual with a great visual stimulus and ultimately sexual arousal. The act of putting gloves on, or slipping them off the hands, can also be a source of glove fetish fantasy. Smell is also a factor when it comes to latex, rubber, and leather gloves.
Erotic humiliation is consensual psychological humiliation performed in order to produce erotic excitement or sexual arousal. This can be for either the person(s) being humiliated and demeaned or the person(s) humiliating, or both. It is sometimes performed before spectators, including pornography and webcam viewers. It may be part of BDSM and other sexual roleplay, or accompanied by the sexual stimulation of the genitals of one or both parties in the activity.
Racial fetishism is sexually fetishizing a person or culture belonging to a specific race or ethnic group.
Male submission or malesub is a situation in BDSM and other sexual activities in which the submissive partner is male. A woman who dominates a male submissive is referred to as a dominant, domme or dominatrix. Sexual activity between a male submissive and a dominatrix is referred to as femdom.
Uniform fetishism is a particular type of clothing fetishism in which an individual is sexually aroused by uniforms. It is a form of sexual fetishism. Uniform fetishism has been associated with a variety of different uniforms, including schoolgirl and cheerleader uniforms, French maid uniforms, and uniforms associated with police or military organisations.
Non-penetrative sex or outercourse is sexual activity that usually does not include sexual penetration. It generally excludes the penetrative aspects of vaginal, anal, or oral sexual activity, but includes various forms of sexual and non-sexual activity, such as frottage, mutual masturbation, kissing, or cuddling. Some forms of non-penetrative sex, particularly when termed outercourse, include penetrative aspects, such as penetration that may result from forms of fingering or oral sex.
Human sexuality covers a broad range of topics, including the physiological, psychological, social, cultural, political, philosophical, ethical, moral, theological, legal and spiritual or religious aspects of sex and human sexual behavior.
Muscle worship is a form of body worship in which one participant, the worshiper, touches the muscles of another participant, the dominant, in a sexually arousing manner. The practice of muscle worship can involve various wrestling holds and lifts, as well as the rubbing, massaging, kissing, or licking of a dominant's body. Although muscle worship participants may be of any gender or sexual orientation, the dominant, is almost always an individual with either a large body size or a high degree of visible muscle mass, while the worshiper is often, but not always, skinnier or smaller.
Facesitting, also known as queening or kinging, is a sexual practice in which one partner sits on or over the other's face, typically to allow or force oral–genital or oral–anal contact. In addition to oral-genital and oral-anal contact, the position also leaves the bottom partner's hands free to stimulate other erogenous zones. The top partner may be facing either direction in this position. It is common for this position to form part of BDSM, involving dominance and submission, though this need not be the case. Within a BDSM or D/s context, facesitting can be a form of erotic humiliation.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to human sexuality:
This is an index of BDSM articles. BDSM is a variety of erotic practices involving dominance and submission, role-playing, restraint, and other interpersonal dynamics. Given the wide range of practices, some of which may be engaged in by people who do not consider themselves as practicing BDSM, inclusion in the BDSM community or subculture is usually dependent on self-identification and shared experience. Interest in BDSM can range from one-time experimentation to a lifestyle.