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vacrack
see vacuum bed below
vacuum bed
A vacuum bed or vacrack, is a bondage device designed to hold a victim immobile by removing the air between two sheets of rubber or latex held in a frame (the 'bed') much in the same way as a piece of vacuum packed meat. The victim is equipped with a breathing tube to avoid suffocation.
Vacuum Pump(ing)
Using the suction of a vacuum to increase the size of body parts. In the extreme, can be used as a painful experience
Vagina - (also see page on 'Sex organs')
The passage leading from the opening of the vulva to the cervix of the uterus in female mammals.
vagina dentata (on Wikipedia)
a folk tale in which a woman's vagina is said to contain teeth, with the associated implication that sexual intercourse might result in injury or castration for the man.
vagina envy ( see Womb and vagina envy on Wikipedia)
unexpressed anxiety that some men feel envy of the biological functions of women; pregnancy, parturition, breast feeding, etc. also reffered to as womb envy
vagina masculina (on Wikipedia)
a small indentation located in the prostatic urethra, at the apex of the urethral crest, on the seminal colliculus
The Vagina Monologues
an episodic play written by Eve Ensler which ran at the Off Broadway Westside Theatre http://www.vaginamonologues.co.uk
vaginal atresia
a birth defect or congenital abnormality of the female genitourinary system that manifests itself in the absence of a vagina (vaginal agenesis), or a deformed and nonfunctional vagina
vaginal barbell
a pelvic toning device (generically referred to as a Kegel exerciser, pelvic floor toner, pelvic floor muscle toner or pelvic toner) is a medical or pseudo-medical device designed to help women exercise their pelvic floor muscle
vaginal bleeding
refers to bleeding through the vagina, including bleeding from the vaginal wall itself as well as (and more commonly) bleeding from another location of the female reproductive system.
vaginal candidiasis
Candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection (mycosis) of any of the Candida species (all yeasts), of which Candida albicans is the most common. Also commonly referred to as a yeast infection, candidiasis is also technically known as candidosis, moniliasis, and oidiomycosis.
vaginal contraction (on Wikipedia)
a contraction of the pelvic muscles surrounding the vagina, which are most commonly associated with sexual intercourse and orgasm.
vaginal deodorant
a hygiene product designed to take away the smell of the vagina. They are commonly found in sprays, suppositories and wipes.
vaginal dilation
see vaginal dilator below
vaginal dilator
a medical tool for investigating body cavities, specifically the vagina, also known as a speculum
vaginal dryness
seel vaginal lubrication below
vaginal examination (on Wikipedia)
a medical procedure using a speculum - often a part of a medical play session
vaginal flatulence
an emission or expulsion of air from the vagina. It may occur during or after sexual intercourse or during other sexual acts, stretching or exercise
vaginal grip
see vaginal contraction above
vaginal fornix
the deepest portions of the vagina, extending into the recesses created by the vaginal portion of cervix. The word 'fornix' is Latin for 'arch'
vaginal lubrication
a lubricating fluid that is naturally produced in a woman's vagina.
vaginal mucus
a natural substance occurring within the vagina, particularly the cervix, that maintains a certain level of moisture at all times
vaginal orgasm
ogasm caused by the stimulation of the vaginal walls - as opposed to clitoral stimulation
vaginal orifice
a median slit below and behind the opening of the urethra; its size varies inversely with that of the hymen.
vaginal photoplethysmography (on Wikipedia)
is a clear acrylic, menstrual tampon-shaped device that contains a light source, and a light detector used to measure vaginal vasocongestion.
vaginal prolapse (on Wikipedia)
characterized by a portion of the vaginal canal protruding (prolapsing) from the opening of the vagina. The condition usually occurs when the pelvic floor collapses as a result of childbirth.
vaginal ring
polymeric drug delivery device designed to provide controlled release of drugs for intravaginal administration usually contraception protection
vaginal secretion
a lubricating fluid that is naturally produced in a woman's vagina
vaginal sex
sexual intercourse where the vagina is penetrateed for the purpose of inducing an orgasm
vaginal tightening
an exercise to tighten and tone the vaginal wall - see Kegel exercisers
vaginismus (on Wikipedia)
the reflex causes the muscles in the vagina to tense suddenly, which makes any kind of vaginal penetration—including sexual intercourse—painful or impossible.
vaginitis (on Wikipedia)
an inflammation of the vagina resulting in discharge, itching and pain, and is often associated with an irritation or infection of the vulva
vaginoplasty
a plastic surgery and cosmetic procedure for the vaginal canal and its mucous membrane,
Vampirism
Sexual arousal caused by drinking blood
Theodor Hendrik van de Velde
Dutch physician and gynæcologist - his 1926 book The Perfect Marriage advocated knowledge and sensuality in erotic life - it was placed on the list of forbidden books, Index Librorum Prohibitorum
vandalized lovemap
originated by John Money to assist a discussion of why people like what they enjoy sexually and erotically
vani
a child marriage custom in tribal areas of Pakistan. Besides tribal areas. This custom is tied to blood feuds among the different tribes and clans where the young girls are forcibly married to the members of different clans in order to resolve the feuds.
Vanilla Sex
The opposite of BDSM is loosely called vanilla sex, a term that roughly refers to sex without any elements of BD, DS, or SM. The distinctions between vanilla sex, foreplay, and BDSM are not clear-cut. How you describe yourself is largely a matter of personal choice. Many common vanilla activities are in fact components of BDSM.
varicocele (on Wikipedia)
also known as varicoscele or varicose seal, is an abnormal enlargement of the pampiniform venous plexus in the scrotum.
varicocelectomy
surgical procedure to reduce varicocele
vas deferens (on Wikipedia)
also called ductus deferens (Latin: "carrying-away vessel"; plural: ductus deferentes), is part of the male anatomy of many vertebrates; they transport sperm from the epididymis in anticipation of ejaculation.
vasectomy (on Wikipedia)
a surgical procedure for male sterilization and/or permanent birth control
vasopressin (on Wikipedia)
regulates the body's retention of water by acting to increase water absorption in the collecting ducts of the kidney nephron
Vatasyana (on Wikipedia)
a Hindu philosopher in the Vedic tradition who is believed to have lived during time of the Gupta Empire (4th to 6th centuries CE) in India. His name appears as the author of the Kama Sutra and of Nyāya Sutra Bhāshya, the first commentary on Gotama's Nyāya Sutras.
VD - Venereal disaease
diseases or infections that have a significant probability of transmission between humans by means of sexual contact
VD clinic
Sexual health clinics specialize in the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.
veil also see Veil fetishism
article of clothing, worn almost exclusively by women, that is intended to cover some part of the head or face
vena amoris
Traditional belief established that this vein ran directly from the heart to the fourth finger of the left hand. This theory has been cited in western cultures as one of the reasons the engagement ring and/or wedding ring was placed on the fourth finger, or "ring finger
venereal disease
see Sexually transmitted disease
venereology
a branch of medicine dealing with the study and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
Venus (goddess)
the Roman goddess whose functions encompassed love, beauty, sex, fertility, prosperity and victory
Venus in Furs
a novella by Austrian author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
Verbal Domination
This style of domination is not as direct as other methods of domination, but is a style in its own right. Verbal domination is control using words and speech to effect a change in the sub.
vertical clitoral hood piercing
a female genital piercing through the clitoral hood surrounding the clitoris. There are two main types of hood piercing, the vertical clitoral hood piercing and the horizontal clitoral hood piercing, the direction the piercing is oriented in the skin above the clitoris. Neither of these piercings penetrates the clitoris itself
vertigo (on Wikipedia)
a subtype of dizziness in which a patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion (usually a spinning motion) due to dysfunction of the vestibular system
vesiculae seminales
see Seminal vesicle (on Wikipedia)
vestibular bulbs (on Wikipedia)
also known as the clitoral bulbs, are aggregations of erectile tissue that are an internal part of the clitoris
viability}
the ability of a thing (a living organism, an artificial system, an idea, etc.) to maintain itself or recover
Viagra
a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension
Vibrator
devices intended to vibrate against the body (including insertion in a body cavity), thereby stimulating the nerves and giving a pleasurable and possibly erotic feeling.
vicarphilia
(or vicarious arousal) sexual arousal from other peoples exciting actions, experiences and behaviors and sexual attraction for peope who lead exciting lives, such as influential people, celebrities, gangsters, and people who engage in dangerous sports such as racers, daredevils, and action sportsters.
victimless crime
an infraction of criminal law without any identifiable evidence of an individual that has suffered damage in the infraction
Victorianism
the name given to the attitudes, art, and culture of the later two-thirds of the 19th century.
vincilagnia - see bondage
the tying, binding, or restraining of a person for the sexual, aesthetic, and/or psychological pleasure of the parties involved
violent pornography
extreme pornographic images
Violet wands
A device used in electrical play to discharge radio energy as spectacular sparks onto a bottom: the sensation is similar to the static charges sometimes encountered when walking in certain shoes on certain artificial fibers, but can be varied in intensity.
virgin
a person who has never engaged in sexual intercourse
virginity
the state of a person who has never engaged in sexual intercourse
virginity pledge
commitment made by teenagers and young adults to refrain from sexual intercourse until marriage
virginity test
inspection, practice and process of determining whether a female is a virgin
virginity testing
see virginity test above
virility
commonly associated with vigour, health, sturdiness, and constitution, especially in the fathering of children
virilization
the biological development of sexual changes that make a male body different from a female body.
Virtual Life or Virtual Time
often used to describe "online life" as opposed to r/l (real life).
visual markers of marital status (on Wikipedia)
may include Clothing, hairstyle, accessories, jewelry, tattoos and other bodily adornments
visualization or Mental image
the experience of perceiving some object, event, or scene, but occurs when the relevant object, event, or scene is not actually present to the senses
void marriage
a marriage which is unlawful or invalid under the laws of the jurisdiction where it is entered - it is as though the marriage never existed and
voidable marriage
a marriage which can be canceled at the option of one of the parties
voiding cystourethrogram
a technique for watching a person's urethra and urinary bladder while the person urinates (voids)
voluntary sterilization (on Wikipedia)
that intentionally leave a person unable to reproduce
vomeronasal organ
The vomeronasal organ is mainly used to detect pheromones
vomit (also see emetophilia)
the forceful expulsion of the contents of one's stomach through the mouth and sometimes the nose
vorarephilia (also referred to as voraphilia, vore, voreaphilia and phagophilia)
The interest or paraphilia in which a person fantasizes about eating another person and/or creature, being eaten him/herself, and/or watching another be eaten. Preferences vary, but most prefer to fantasize about being devoured whole and alive (soft vore), as opposed to those who prefer to be torn, chewed, and killed (hard vore). Those who prefer hard vore are sometimes referred to as "shreddies"; those who prefer soft vore, conversely, are known as "gulpies".
voyeur
a person interested in or practices tghe spying on people engaged in intimate behaviors
voyeurism
the sexual interest in or practice of spying on people engaged in intimate behaviors,
vulva - (also see page on 'Sex organs')
The external female sexual organs, collectively.
vulval anesthesia
Attenuated vulvovaginal eroticism or sexual sensation; numbness
vulval vestibule (on Wikipedia)
a part of the vulva between the labia minora into which the urethral opening and the vaginal opening open
vulvectomy
a gynecological procedure in which the vulva is partly or completely removed
vulvodynia
a chronic pain syndrome that affects the vulvar area and often occurs without an identifiable cause or visible pathology
vulvovaginal disorders (on Wikipedia)
vulvovaginal health (on Wikipedia)
vulvovaginitis
an inflammation of the vagina
Vātsyāyana - see Vatssyana



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