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A Deep Dive Into the BDSM Color Code Framework (With Flagging Color Code Chart)

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In the vibrant world of BDSM culture, a subtle yet intriguing art form takes center stage at play-parties and social gatherings; the color code system.

Referred to as the "Colors of Availability," this system adds a playful twist to the scene while sparking engaging conversations among participants. This form of public signaling, commonly known as "flagging," allows those of the BDSM community to express their preferences and interests to others who partake in BDSM.

The color code system relies on memory and research to create a spectrum of meanings. The system employs various options for participants to showcase their interests and levels of comfortability.

Ranging from colored spikes on collars and locks on D-rings, to handkerchiefs and scarves, these expressions of color offer a visually striking personal representation of one's desires. For those with multiple interests, "halving" or "weaving" different colors or prints together opens up a world of possibilities.

This color-coded chart not only adds an element of excitement to BDSM but also fosters communication and understanding within the community. It's a celebration of diversity, personal expression, and the freedom to explore desires in a consensual and respectful environment. So, the next time you find yourself at a BDSM gathering, let the colors guide you through a spectrum of possibilities and connections.

BDSM color code chart

References:

(2014, January 28). BDSM Color Codes. House of Sanguine. Retrieved January 4, 2024, from https://housesanguine.wordpress.com/color-codes/


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