BDSM: Safer Kinky Sex

If sexually explicit information about BDSM activities might offend you, then this information is not for you.

This booklet contains best practices, practical guidelines, and advice on the prevention of, hepatitis, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) within bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sadomasochism (BDSM) play. It is an introduction to safer BDSM play for men, women and transfolk. BDSM: Safer Kinky Sex is designed to provide you with information to help reduce your risks. This edition contains updated and expanded information throughout with new information on hepatitis C, HPV, MRSA, cleaning toys, condoms, lubricants, shaving, cutting and harm reduction. We have also strived to make this resource more trans inclusive.


Want to order large quantities of the brochure?

If you live within Canada:
Please visit the Canadian AIDS Treatment Exchange (CATIE) on-line ordering centre.
If you live outside of Canada:
Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to ship brochures internationally.

BDSM: Safer Kinky Sex is offered free of charge as a sexual health resource by ACT and CATIE.
How to support the Safer BDSM Education Project:

This resource was produced with funds raised within the BDSM community. To support the work of the Project, you can make a donation payable to the AIDS Committee of Toronto, and ask that it be directed to the "Safer BDSM Education Project". If you are making a donation via cheque, please mark "attention Safer BDSM Education Project" on your cheque.
Where to find information within the resource:


SUBJECTPAGE
BDSM Etiquette 3
BDSM Risk Reduction 3
Drugs and Alcohol4
Safe Disposal of Syringes and Other Sharps5
Sexual Health5
HIV6
MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)8
Hepatitis C (HCV)9
Other STIs 9
The Vagina or Front Hole10
The Penis13
The Rectum13
Lubricants14
Condoms, Gloves and Dams16
Toys 19
Cleaning Toys 20
Douching and Enemas22
Watersports, etc. 26
Urethral Sounds 26
Rimming27
Temperature27
Sucking, Blowing, Licking29
Restraints and Bondage30
Pinching33
Electricity35
Percussion Play36
Whipping37
Fisting38
Blood Sports/Piercing41
Shaving, Cutting, and Branding43
Other Resources44

This booklet is dedicated to the memory of Douglas Dale McCarthy (1931-2007), one of the founders of the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) and ACT's Safer BDSM Education Project.

We would like to thank the many players, educators, and kink community members who have contributed to the development of this resource over the past two decades.

Booklet: © ACT (The AIDS Committee of Toronto), August, 1996; October, 1999; August, 2009; April, 2010; October, 2010. This edition © March, 2013.
ISBN: 978-0-921-918-44-8
Editors 2013: Duncan MacLachlan and Rui Pires
Photographs: © G. Elliott Simpson, 2008-2013

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