Glossary of Terms

Commonly used terms on my site

I am a bugger for using long words and technical terms, so I have compiled this glossary of terms to help everyone out.

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Shibari
Kinbaku (緊縛) means "tight binding," while Kinbaku-bi (緊縛美) literally means "the beauty of tight binding." Kinbaku is a Japanese style of bondage or BDSM which involves tying a person up using simple yet visually intricate patterns, usually with several pieces of thin rope (often jute, hemp or linen and generally around 6 mm (0.24 in) in diameter, but sometimes as small as 4 mm (0.16 in), and between 7–8 m (23–26 ft) long. In Japanese, this natural-fibre rope is known as asanawa (麻縄); the Japanese vocabulary does not make a distinction between hemp and jute. The allusion is to the use of hemp rope for restraining prisoners, as a symbol of power, in the same way that stocks or manacles are used in a Western BDSM context. The word shibari came into common use in the West at some point in the 1990s to describe the bondage art Kinbaku. Shibari (縛り) is a Japanese word that broadly means "binding" or "tying" in most contexts, but is used in BDSM to refer to this style of decorative bondage.
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Shore Hardness
The Shore durometer is a method of measuring the hardness of a material, typically of polymers. Higher numbers on the scale indicate a greater resistance to indentation and thus harder materials.Lower numbers indicate less resistance and softer materials. The term is also used to describe a material's rating on the scale, as in an object having a "'Shore durometer' of 90." The scale was defined by Albert Ferdinand Shore, who developed a suitable device to measure hardness in the 1920s. It was neither the first hardness tester nor the first to be called a durometer (ISV duro- and -meter; attested since the 19th century), but today that name usually refers to Shore hardness; other devices use other measures, which return corresponding results, such as for Rockwell hardness.
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Synonyms - shore rating
Sloppy Seconds
A slang phrase for having sexual intercourse with a woman who already has received another man's penis and semen in the relevant orifice and is therefore wet or "sloppy"
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Sodium Benzoate
A preservative. It’s not known to be toxic or have any adverse reaction to humans. However, in massive quantities, it’s thought to be responsible for hyperactive behavior when ingested. In a lubricant, it should have no effect and is considered a safe ingredient in lubes.
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Sodium Chloride
Commonly known as salt (though sea salt also contains other chemical salts), is an ionic compound with the chemical formula NaCl, representing a 1:1 ratio of sodium and chloride ions. It is used as a thickener in lubes.
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Sodium Hydroxide
Also known as lye, sodium hydroxide is a highly alkaline ingredient used in small amounts in cosmetics to establish and hold the pH of a product. It's also used as a cleansing and denaturing agent. In high concentrations, it's a significant skin sensitizer.
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Sodium Saccharin
An artificial sweetener. There is some data that says these can lead to yeast infections for those who are already prone to them, and some people can have an allergic reaction. But it's present in other foods, like canned fruit, diet sodas, and candy, so if you haven't had an allergic reaction to these foods before, you're probably safe to ingest it. Just keep it away from any sensitive mucous membranes if you're prone to yeast infections.
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Sounding
The practice of inserting plastic, silicone or metal 'sounds' (long thin and very smooth objects) into your or someone else's urethra (pee hole). Ultimately leading to streching of the urethra so that larger objects (such as a finger) can be inserted in the penis.
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Stereostim
The use of stereo audio files specifically designed for sexual stimming through an e-stim control box. These control boxes can be commercial off the shelf machines or DIY ones.
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Stunt Cock
As a female sex toy reviewer I often need some help in the form of a hard cock when reviewing male sex toys and so my hubby gets dragged into the review as a stunt cock when he is available.
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Synonyms - stuntcock, Stunt Cock's
submissive 'r'
sub'r'I have a female submissive who enjoys helping out with BDSM product reviews and she is lovely. She is simply known as sub 'r' around here.
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Synonyms - sub 'r', submissive r, sub r, sub'r'
Sucralose
Sucralose is an artificial sweetener. It is often used in lubes and is considered vagina-safe.
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Superskin
Superskin is a material patented by FLeshlight for use in their range of male masturbators. It is body safe and Phthalate free.
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