BDSM Education
The Original D/s (BDSM) Checklist

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I am the creator of the original D/s (BDSM) checklist.  I first wrote the checklist in the 70's and published the checklist back in 1982.

A bit of history- Back in 1982 my checklist had over 160 items.  I created the list as a way to check off things to see if there was enough play interest with potential playmates, which was easier than trying to remember it all when planning play with them.  Back when the Internet was not so big, we talked about my checklist and other BDSM things on a private mailing list where it was understood that you didn't steal people's work and plagiarize it or post it anywhere else without permission from the author.  As a lot of us have learned the hard way, people post copyrighted work on their web sites all the time, and people plagiarize things almost as much.

About 1996 I found a person using my checklist claiming they just happened to find it on a web site.  I had NEVER given anyone permission to post my work.  After e-mail exchanges with this person and because he seemed above board, (I believe he was a member of a mailing list I was on) I gave him permission to put my checklist on his site.  Only recently I have found out he claimed that he expanded my checklist greatly.  This unfortunately is not exactly correct.  He never had my permission to expand my work, mainly he added some sub categories.  I didn't have a bunch of sub categories for all my activities listed, so he added a few.   Sub category examples of mine- Pain- heavy, Pain-mild.  Yes he did come up with a few things I didn't think of but not an overwhelming number of additions.  

I NEVER gave him permission to add to my work and/or make it public domain.  It is not public domain.  It is my copyrighted work.  Since the gentleman I gave permission to is no longer living and his web site is being kept online in his memory the confusion continues.  I have made efforts to get this corrected but so far this has fallen upon deaf ears of those maintaining the site.

Currently there are only a few websites that have my permission to have my checklist or part of my checklist on their web site, and they clearly have a notice of permission listed with a link to this site.  Unfortunately people continue to have my work on their web site and/or in books without my consent and this continues to be an issue.  Hopefully web sites will do the correct thing so my list can still be a resource for those into or wanting to explore BDSM.

So if you see my checklist (or part of it) on another BDSM site without credit to me, please let me know.   They are violating copyright laws.  

Interested in learning more about copyrights?  For your convenience here are a few links: 
http://whatiscopyright.org/   http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html

Today I feel my list is even better as it has grown to over double the size I started with back 20+ years ago.

Even though I created this checklist for submissives to fill out, Dom/me's should also fill this out to learn more about yourself and your likes and dislikes.  Remember as you grow in BDSM your answers will change, so you may have to update your answers from time to time.

The most current version of my checklist is found in my book Top to Bottom A BDSM Perspective.  

Instructions

Below is a list of D/s (BDSM) activities that you may find helpful in guiding your servitude.  This is a list meant to be filled out by you the submissive, for MY use.

Col 1-Answer YES or NO next to each item to indicate if you have ever DONE that activity.

Col 2-For each YES indicate for each item how you FEEL about that activity.
Scale of 0 to 5.  A zero means you did not like that activity but you are willing to do it to please me.  5 means the activity is a wild turn-on.  D/k means I don't know what this activity is and need a definition.  N/a means "not sure I am willing to share this activity at this time."

Col 3-If you have never done this activity before (answered NO), use the 3rd column to indicate if this is an activity you want to explore/try.  Answer YES, NO or Not Yet next to each item to indicate if you wish to try the activity, not try the activity or not try the activity yet but open to try in the future.

Col 4-For each YES or NOT Yet, indicate for each item how you FEEL about exploring that activity by rating it on a scale of 0 to 5.   A zero means you are willing to explore this activity to please me.  5 means the activity is something you are dying to try, other numbers indicating some level in between those two.

Activity Column 1-
Have done this activity
Column 2-
Rating
Column 3-
Want to explore this activity
Column 4-
Rating
Abrasion        
Age Play        
Animals/Insects/Reptiles        
Animal Roles        
Anal Sex-cock        
Anal Sex-dildo/butt plug        
Anal Sex-fingers/fist        
Arm & Leg sleeves         
Aromas        
Asphyxiation        
Auctioned for Charity        
Ball Stretching        
Bastinado        
Bathroom use control        
Bestiality        
Beating soft        
Beating hard        
Being Bitten        
Being Blindfolded        
Being Gagged        
Being serviced-sex        
Big Men/Women        
Bikes        
Biting        
Blood Play        
Blow Gun Play        
Breast Bondage        
Branding        
Boot Worship        
Bondage-Light        
Bondage-heavy        
Breath Control        
Breast Binding        
Breast Clamping        
Breast Whipping        
Brown Showers        
Butt Plugs        
Cage        
Castration Scenes        
Cat Fighting        
Cat O' Nine Tails        
Catheterization        
Cattle Prod Play        
CBT        
Cells/Closet-confined        
Chauffeuring        
Chains        
Chastity Belts        
Chemical Play-peppermint oil, 
tiger balm, rubbing alcohol etc.
       
Choking        
Chosen Food For        
Chosen Clothing For        
Clothespins        
Cockrings/cockstraps        
Cock worship        
Cold Room        
Collars-scene        
Collars- 24 hours        
Corsets-wearing        
Cross Dressing        
Cuffs-leather        
Cuffs-metal        
Cunt Licking        
Cunt Torture        
Cupping        
Cutting-temporary        
Cutting- Permanent- i.e. ash rubbing        
Cowboys/Cowgirls        
Daddy/boy        
Daddy/boi        
Decorative Bondage        
Depilation- remove all body hair        
Diaper Play        
Denim        
Dilation        
Dildoe        
Domestic Chores        
Double Penetration        
Dog Training        
Drawing Blood-any form        
Edge Play        
Electric Play        
Electric Play- remote control        
Enemas         
Enforced Chastity        
Erotic Humiliation        
Erotic Pain        
Erotic Pain-light        
Erotic Pain-heavy        
Examinations-physical        
Examinations-medical        
Exhibitionism-public        
Exhibitionism-semi public        
Exhibitionism-private        
Eye Contact Restrictions        
Face Slapping        
Fantasy Rape        
Fantasy Gang Rage        
Fear Play        
Fellatio (cock sucking)        
Fellatio (dildoe sucking)        
Figging (ginger root)        
Fire Play        
Following Orders        
Foot Worship        
Food Play (vegetables as dildoes,
licking food off body parts, etc)
       
Forced Crossed Dressing        
Forced Dressing        
Forced Homosexuality        
Forced Heterosexuality        
Forced Masturbation        
Forced Nudity        
Forced Servitude        
Fucking-rectum-fingers        
Fucking-rectum-fist        
Fucking-rectum-cock        
Fucking-rectum-dildoe        
Fucking-vagina-fingers        
Fucking-vagina-fist        
Fucking-vagina-dildoe        
Fucking-vagina-cock        
Full Head Hoods        
Gags        
Garter Belts/stockings-public        
Garter Belts/stockings-semi-public        
Garter Belts/stocking-private         
Garter Belts/stockings-punishment         
Gasmasks        
Gates of Hell        
Genital Sex        
Given Away-temporarily        
Given Away-permanently        
Golden Showers        
Gun Play        
Hairbrushes-spanking-abrasion        
Hair Pulling        
Handcuffs        
Hand Job-getting-cock        
Hand Job-giving-cock        
Hand Job-giving-clit        
Hand Job-getting-clit        
Harness-leather        
Harness-rope        
Harness-suspension        
Head-giving-cock        
Head-getting-cock        
Head-giving-clit         
Head-getting-clit        
Heavy Men/Women        
High Heel Worship        
High Heel Wearing-private        
High Heel Wearing-semi public        
High Heel Wearing-public        
High Heel Wearing-punishment        
Hobble Skirt Wearing        
Homage with Tongue        
Hoods        
Hot Waxing        
Hot Waxing-hot        
Housework        
Human Puppy Dog        
Humiliation in Private        
Humiliation in Semi-Public        
Humiliation in Public        
Hypnosis Play        
Ice Cubes        
Inducing Multiple Orgasms-giving        
Inducing Multiple Orgasms-getting        
Immobilization        
Including Others        
Infantilism        
Injections        
Intense Pain        
Intricate Rope Bondage        
Interrogations        
Japanese Rope Bondage        
Kidnapping        
Kneeling        
Knife Play        
Labia Clamping        
Labia Stretching        
Lace/Lingerie-public        
Lace/Lingerie-private        
Lace/Lingerie-semi-public        
Lace/Lingerie-punishment        
Lap dancing-performing        
Leather Apparel-wearing         
Leather Restraints        
Leg Irons        
Lecturing        
Licking        
Manicures-giving        
Marks-permanent        
Marks-temporary        
Massage-getting         
Massage-giving        
Medical Scenes        
Mnage trois        
Mental Bondage        
Mild Pain        
Mind Games        
Mind Fucks        
Mouth bits        
Mud        
Multiple Partners-male        
Multiple Partners-female        
Multiple Partners-both sexes        
Mummification        
Nailing (men)        
Neck Bindings        
Nettle Play        
Nipple Clamps        
Nipple Torture        
Nipple Weights        
Oil/grease        
Outdoor Play        
Outdoor sex        
Oral-anal play        
Over-The-Knee-Spanking (OTK)        
Orgasm Denial        
Orgasm Control        
Pain-heavy        
Pain-light        
Parachute-men        
Penis Ligation        
Phone Sex        
Photographs Taken of You        
Piercing-temporary        
Piercing-permanent        
Piss        
Police        
Pony Play        
Position Training        
Power Tools        
Prison Fantasy Play        
Prostrate Milking (men)        
Pubic Hair Sculpting        
Public Bondage        
Public Exposure        
Public Play-private parties        
Public Play-public dungeons/play spaces        
Public Play-leather event        
Punishment-real        
Punishment-play        
Pussy Whipping        
Pussy Worship        
Religious Scenes        
Restricted Breathing        
Restrictive Behavior        
Riding Crops        
Riding the Stallion (fucking machine)        
Rimming        
Ritual Play        
Ritual (mantra)        
Rope Bondage        
Rubber        
Saran Wrapping        
Scalpel Play        
Scalpel-butting        
Scarification        
Scratching-getting        
Scratching-giving        
Scourging        
Scrotal Infusion        
Serving as a Pony        
Serving as a Maid        
Sensory Deprivation        
Sensory Enhancement        
Sensory Relocation        
Sensual Play-sensation        
Serving        
Serving Someone Handicapped        
Serving As Ashtray        
Serving Other Dom/mes        
Serving As Furniture        
Serving Orally        
Serving Other Subs        
Serving As Toilet        
Sexual Deprivation        
Sex Without BDSM        
Shaving        
Shit/Scat        
Short Men/Women        
Sjambok/Shambock        
Signal Whip/Bullwhips/Single Tail        
Slave Bells-wearing        
Sleepsack        
Slings        
Slutty Clothing-public        
Slutty Clothing- semi public        
Slutty Clothing-private        
BDSM without Sex        
Snake Bite Kit        
Sound Control        
Soap in Mouth        
Spanking        
Speculums-anal        
Speculums-vagina        
Speech Restriction        
Spread-Eagle        
Spreader Bars        
Spitting        
Stocks        
Straight Jacket        
Standing/Kneeling in Corner        
Strap On Dildo        
Strapping-full body        
Sucking Cock        
Suspension        
Suspension-inverted        
Supplying Playmates for your Dom/me        
Supplying Victims        
Sword/Machete Play         
Swapping-partners        
Swallowing-semen        
Swallowing-urine        
Swinging-couples        
Switching Roles        
Tall Men/Women        
Tampon Training (men in their ass)        
Tape Gags        
Tattooing-permanent        
Tattooing-temporary        
Teasing        
TENS Play        
Terror Play (e.g. Chainsaws)        
Tickling        
Tit Torture        
Toe Sucking-giving        
Toe Sucking-getting        
Training with a Second Dom/me        
Training with a Second sub        
Transvestite Play        
Transsexuals        
Triple Penetration        
Uniforms        
Urethral Sounds        
Uncircumcised Men        
Verbal Humiliation        
Vibrators        
Vibrators-large        
Vibrators-small        
Vibrators-insertable-large        
Vibrators-insertable-small        
Vibrators-remote controlled        
Vampire Gloves        
Victorian Play        
Violet Wand        
Voyeurism        
Videoed Scenes-watching        
Videoed Scenes-participating        
Voice Training (speaking the way your Dom/me wants you to)        
Wartenburg Wheel        
Water Sports        
Wax Play-dripping        
Wax Play-hair removal        
Web cam play        
Wearing Symbolic Jewelry        
Whipping        
Wooden Paddles        
Wrist Cuffs        
Wrestling        
Zippers        

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