This part of the resources section is for anyone getting ready to take their first bite of the forbidden fruit. The world of bdsm can at times seem a bit scary, or silly, at first and while it can be both it isn’t always either. Sometimes its the way to intense and amazing experiences and relationships. If you’ve heard some bdsm expression that puzzles you, or you just want to browse a little, a good place to start is with our own ‘glossary of bdsm words’ and our ‘illustrated guide to bdsm’. These are helpful for quickly finding out what a word or expression means (in the glossary), or delving a little deeper for more details (in the illustrated guide). We’ve also collected  a number of links to other information on this page which we hope will be helpful for newcomers to bdsm. In the main these are personal essays or articles written from their own experience by people actually in the lifestyle.