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.

Real Life Examples

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.

Gergis’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.

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. 

Got a beef with our definition?

Of course we don't speak for everyone! If you feel we are missing additional info, context, facts, history, or data, please email us and let us know!

While we can't promise every suggestion will make it, we'll always be working to keep this glossary thorough and inclusive!