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The dominant or active-partner in a BDSM relationship , the person who controls, restrains, or administers the discipline , the player who inflicts sensation and/or bondage on another.

SYNONYMS: corporalist ; dom ; domme ; dominant ; dominatrix ; slaver ; slavemaster ; taskmaster , teacher ; top ; mistress .

See Also: 24/7/365, basket shopping, basket-watcher, basketeer, body slave, boot slave, chingus, crotch voyeur, crotch-peeper, disobedient, dominant, dominator, droit du seigneur, female orgasmic dysfunction, frigidity, hot member, jolly member, jus primae noctis, laced mutton, M, M/s, male dominant, maledom, master-slave, masterpiece, masturbate, member, mutton, pucker up, punk, right of the first night, sensate focus exercises, slave, slavemaster, slaver, slaves and masters, slavist, stable, sweating phenomenon, taskmaster, teacher, top, total power exchange, tutor, twenty-four seven, view queen

Quotes Containing master:
Mata Hari (Greta Garbo) to her spy-master Andriani (Lewis Stone) in Mata Hari (1932): ''I am Mata Hari and my own master .''
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914): 'Marriage: a master , a mistress and two slaves, making in all two.'
Dorian Gray''s (Hurt Hatfield) answer to his friend Basil Hallward (Lowell Gilmore) who came to comfort him after Sibyl Vane''s suicide in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945):''It is only shallow people who require years to get rid of an emotion. A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. I don''t want to be at the mercy of my emotions.''
Josesh Conrad: ''Only in men''s imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art, as of life .''
Sophocles, the Greek playwright when asked: ''How is your sex life? Are you still able to satisfy a woman?'' He replied: ''Gladly I am rid of it , as though I had escaped from the clutches of a mad and savage master .'' From Charles Panati. Sexy Origins and Intimate Things (1998)

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