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Walima (on Wikipedia)
(or the marriage banquet) is the second of the two traditional parts of an Islamic wedding. The walima is performed after the nikah (the marriage ceremony)
see Walma above
British slang/euphemism for masturbation
Someone who thinks or claims to be knowledgeable about BDSM, but is not. Especially prevalent with new Doms.
Wassermann test
an antibody test for syphilis, named after the bacteriologist August Paul von Wassermann,
this is a slang term for the practice of passing bladder fluid in order to enhance sexual intimacy, or in other words, erotic peeing. The medical term for this is urolagnia or urophilia.
watta satta (on Wikipedia)
a tribal custom in Pakistan of exchanging brides between two families.
Wax play
Play is utilized by many couples for enhancing their play. Candle wax, dripped onto sensitive body areas, such as the nipples, chest, or groin can be intensely stimulating for couples who have a greater pain tolerance and can be very erotic.
using hot wax to remove body hair
Alternative name for a rope harness, useful for bondage and suspension.
Webbing is a strong fabric woven as a flat strip or tube of varying width and fibers often used in place of rope.
the ceremony in which two people are united in marriage or a similar institution
weight gain fetishism
or fat fetishism {Adipophilia} is the strong or exclusive sexual attraction to overweight or obese people
weight training (BDSM)
adding weights to piercings for Body modification and/or stamina, or as punishment
Used to stretch body parts such as nipples and labia; usually attached to clamps or piercings.
Westermarck effect
a hypothetical psychological effect through which people who live in close domestic proximity during the first few years of their lives become desensitized to later sexual attraction
Edward Westermarck
See Westermarck effect above
Western blot
an analytical technique using gel electrophoresis to detect specific proteins in the given sample of tissue homogenate or extract - also see Durrum D-500 amino-acid analysis
Western marriage customs {see Wedding)
Ruth Westheimer
an American sex therapist, media personality, and author best known as Dr. Ruth
wet and messy fetishism
a group of activities that include: Bukkake, Coprophilia, Lotion play, Mud wrestling, food fantasies and Soapland
wet dream
A nocturnal emission or wet dream is a type of spontaneous orgasm, involving either erection and/or ejaculation during sleep for a male, or lubrication of the vagina for a female. Nocturnal emissions are most common during adolescence and early young adult years, but they may happen any time after puberty. It is possible to wake up during a wet dream, or to simply sleep through it.
wet sari scene
an on-screen cliché in Hindi Cinema films, in which clothed actresses are depicted in wet saris that cling to their bodies.
is the enjoyment of a person or people wearing wet clothing. It can also refer to the act of getting wet while wearing clothes
Whartenburg Wheel
A medical pinwheel that is commonly used in BDSM play to stimulate or cause a feeling sensation.
Single tails are whips with one long tail (as opposed to floggers, which have multiple tresses). Bullwhips, signal whips, stock whips, and blacksnakes are particular types of single tails.
whipping ( also see Flagellation)
Whipping posts
Are simple fixed wooden posts, with two metal wrist shackles fixed at about waist height, and were formerly found on many village greens in conjunction with stocks. The bottom can be either standing with hands below or kneeling
white slavery (prostitution)
the slavery of unwilling people who are forced or coerced into a condition for sexual exploitation.
white tantrism
a form of sexual alchemy which involves a man and a woman making sexual contact then transmuting their sexual energies whilst remaining still throughout the act and withdrawing without orgasm. It is regarded by its practitioners as an essential spiritual exercise for awakening consciousness rather than purely an act of pleasure
white wedding
starting in the Victorian era to indicate that thebride is virginalwith hands above.
a prostiture
whore house
a house or building where prostitution is tghe main type of business
a woman whose spouse or significant other has died,
widow's weeds
Clothes worn by a widow during a period of mourning for her husband
a man whose spouse or significant other has died
wife swapping {{see Group Sex)
Swinging or (rarely) wife swapping is a non-monogamous behavior, in which singles or partners in a committed relationship engage in sexual activities with others as a recreational or social activity.
wife-capture ((see Bride kidnapping}}
also known as marriage by abduction or marriage by capture, is a form of marriage practiced in a few traditional cultures, in countries spanning Central Asia, the Caucasus region, parts of Africa, and among the Hmong in southeast Asia. In most countries, bride kidnapping is considered a sex crime, rather than a valid form of marriage. However, some versions of it may also be seen as falling along the continuum between forced marriage and arranged marriage
What it is that we do. A broad term referring to all forms of alternative sexuality.
An online dictionary which is part of the WikiMedia project http://www.wiktionary.org
Williams Committee
The Committee on Obscenity and Film Censorship, better known as the Williams Committee, was a 1970s British Home Office committee chaired by Professor Bernard Williams. The task of the committee was to "review the laws concerning obscenity, indecency and violence in publications, displays and entertainments in England and Wales, except in the field of broadcasting, and to review the arrangements for film censorship in England and Wales.
witch's milk
Neonatal milk or witch's milk is milk secreted from the breasts of many newborn infants. It is caused by a combination of the effects of maternal hormones before birth, prolactin and growth hormone passed through breast feeding and the postnatal pituitary and thyroid hormone surge in the infant. Witch's milk is more likely to be secreted by infants born at full term, than by prematurely-born infants. Breast milk production occurs in about 5% of newborns and can persist for two months though palpable breast buds can persist into childhood.
withdrawal method {see Coitus interruptus)
also known as the rejected sexual intercourse, withdrawal or pull-out method, is a method of birth-control in which a man, during intercourse withdraws his penis from a woman's vagina prior to ejaculation. The man then directs his ejaculate (semen) away from his partner's vagina in an effort to avoid insemination. Jokingly referred to as "Vatican Roulette"
wobbly H (see Sexual positions
Sexual intercourse where both partners are standing - can be vaginal or anal intercourse
woman batteringsee Spousal abuse
used for to gain and maintain total control over the victim
woman traffickingsee Sex trafficking
the organized coercion of unwilling people into different sexual practices
a promiscuous heterosexual man
see womanizer above
female reproductive organ
womb envy
unexpressed anxiety that some men feel envy of the biological functions of women; pregnancy, parturition, breast feeding, etc. also reffered to as vagina envy
women's liberation
refers to a series of campaigns for reforms on issues such as reproductive rights, domestic violence, maternity leave, equal pay, women's suffrage, sexual harassment, and sexual violence, all of which fall under the label of feminism.
women who have sex with women
a term used to identify women who engage in sexual activities with other women, whether or not they identify themselves as lesbian or bisexual
wooer / wooing
the period in a couple's relationship which precedes their engagement and marriage
World Association for Sexual Health @wp
an international umbrella organization representing sexological societies and sexologists worldwide
workplace sexual harassment @wp
the bullying or coercion of a sexual nature, or the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favors
world's oldest professionsee Prostitution
Prostitution is sometimes referred to as "the world's oldest profession"
Adoring and / or loving a person, a person's body or body part, or a thing in a reverential manner such as boots. (also see Body worship
worship (BDSM)see Body worship
any practice of physically reverencing a part of another person's body, and is usually done as a submissive act in the context of BDSM.
wrestling (sexology)
a match between a dom and a sub, the sub may put up no, or only token, resistance, allowing the dom to do whatever he likes allowing the sub to be forced into an act they would not normally do
Women who have sex with women|WSW}}
see Women who have sex with women above


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