Sacred Kink

Sacred Kink

Our Definition

a set of beliefs and practices that focus on BDSM and other non-normative sexual or kink practices as a kind of spiritual experience holds deep personal meaning to those involved.

Can overlap with Worship Kink.

Common Practices

Everyone is different! You'll see this repeated throughout our website and glossary. Common sacred kink practices include, but certainly aren't limited to:
  • Partnering with people who have similar veiw-points and values. 
  • Associating kinky practices with meditation, prayer, or religious activity.
  • Unwillingness or inability to engage with kink (and sometimes all sex) in ways that are out of line with one’s deeply held beleifs. 
  • Development of specific rituals within a dynamic that honor the spiritual nature of play, power-exchange, and other facets of BDSM and kink. 

Branwen is an atheist and does not practice religion of any sort. She considers her kink practices her chosen form of spirituality, and finds spiritual significance through kink behavior.

Georgie’s BDSM practices hold deep personal meaning, and bring a structure to their life comparable to a religion or spiritual practice. 
Agatha describes her BDSM experiences as having similar mental and physical effects as deep meditation.

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Real Life Examples

We're gathering short anecdotes on this topic from experienced kinksters!
If you'd like to be quoted in our glossary, please email us a single paragraph describing the practices you'd like to share, along with whatever name you'd like to be credited with.
If your definition differs from ours, tell us how and why! We want to illustrate as many sides of kink as we can to both normalize kink and the diversity within it.

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