M – glossary

manga: Usually refers to comics when used in English, a style of drawing developed in Japan in the late 19th Century. Popular with sex/BDSM artists, depicting all kinds of sex, bondage, S&M acts. anime is the animated version.
masochist: A person who enjoys receiving pain or humiliation. May or may not be sexual. (Also pain slut.)

Master/slave or M/s: A consensual relationship in which the Master has ownership of the slave. A relatively intense form of D/s relationship. The relationship is more likely to be 24/7.

Masters And slaves Together, also MAsT: A family of groups which support the M/s dynamic. All gender combinations exist under the MAsT umbrella, although individual groups may choose to focus on a particular orientation combination.

Madame: A name for a female dominant. In a non-fetish sense, the owner/operator of a brothel.

mental bondage (psychological bondage): Being forced to remain in a position by orders of the Dominant.merkin: An artificial “beard” for the female genitals. Origin, about 1450: females would shave their hair to prevent pubic lice, and a merkin restored their “normal” look. Worn by male actors portraying females in nude scenes onstage. Recently used in movies when a more “natural” look is called for in a nude scene. There are also decorative versions, which might be used in clubs where complete nudity is “not quite” allowed.

metamour: The lover of your lover. In a V structure poly relationship, the metamours would be the two people at the top of the V.

microbranding (see cell popping): The process of creating single-pore burns middle (or middles): 1. If used in the same context as “little,” middles are littles who identify slightly older, as pre-teens or teens. 2. in multi-top scenes, an assistant top, literally between the senior top and the bottom(s); or a senior sub; or a “switch” who subs to the top, and tops the sub.

mindfuck: (see squick, ‘deer in the headlights’): To toy with one’s concept of reality; to cause a state of confusion and befuddlement.

mouth bit: See bit.

mummification: Immobilizing the body by wrapping it up, usually with multiple layers of shrink wrap or food film. Creates a feeling of total bodily helplessness. Sometimes used as an element of sensory deprivation. SAFETY ISSUES:Breathing restrictions, chilling or overheating, “freak out” from bondage. A pair of bandage scissors (blunt tips) is recommended to quickly remove the bondage, and the subject should never be left unattended.

munch: A meeting of a group of kinksters at a “vanilla” place such as a club or restaurant, usually for discussion, not play. Munches are often used to introduce (and evaluate) prospective club members before giving them sensitive information, such as the location of meetings or play parties, or identifying information of any club members. Some munches do have the privacy to allow light play, so it is best to contact the organisers before you go along if you are in doubt, in order to know what to expect.

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