My first introduction to BDSM (Bondage & Discipline / Domination & Submission / Sadism & Masochism), was nine years ago straight out of the Army. After a few SOS calls, One hour and $400 later, I had relieved all of the beer and shots I’d drank earlier directly into a banker’s mouth. The power engulfed my inner being. Euphoric. The beginning of what would become a lifetime of abuse. Now in order to understand, you must go back to the basics meaning labels, places and purpose.