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Characters Meaning
<g> grin
:-) A "smiley" face (sideways); there are lots of variations
24/7 Full-time (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Also seen as 24/7/365.
AC/DC Bisexual
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AKA Also Known As
ALMS - newsgroup
AP Age Play
APE Absolute Power Exchange
ASB Alt.Sex.Bondage - newsgroup
ASF** - newsgroup
ASL or a/s/l Age? Sex? Location? (impolite Messenger query) [from marketing]
AT Animal Training
ATB Alt.Talk.Bestiality - newsgroup
ATM Arse To Mouth also At The Moment
B&D or BD Bondage and Discipline
B/B Boy/Boy
B/G Boy/Girl
BBB Birmingham Bizarre Bazaar
BBW Big Beautiful Woman (i.e. overweight); see Big Beautiful People
BDSM Bondage & Discipline, Dominance & Submission, Sado-Masochism
BF Boy Friend
BHM Big Handsome Man (i.e. overweight); see Big Beautiful People
BJ Blow Job (fellatio)
BPD Borderline Personality Disorder
BRB Be Right Back - used in instant messaging
BS Big Smile or Bull Shit - worthwhile knowing which!
BSTS Better safe than sorry
BT Ball Torture (see also CBT)
BTDT Been There, Done That
BTW By The Way
CB(C&B) Chastity Belt / Cock and Ball
CBT Cock and Ball Torture/Training (see male genitorture)
CCC Committed compassionate consensual
CCK Coffee, Cake and Kink
CD Cross-dresser
CFIDS Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome
CFNM Clothed female, naked male
CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
CIS Complete and Irrevocable Submission (see also TPE)
CMNF Clothed male, naked female
CNC Consensual Non Consent
CP Corporal Punishment
CT Cock Torture (see also CBT)
CTS Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
D&S or D/s Domination and submission or Dominance and Submission
DS Domestic Service (also sometimes same as D/s)
DD Daddy Dom
D/D or D&D Drug & Disease - normally on a personal as "D&D free"
Dom Dominant
D/O/M Dom/Owner/Master
DYOR Do Your Own Research
E&OE Errors and Omissions Excluded (in other words, if there is a mistake don't blame me)
EC Enforced Chastity
EMC Erotic Mind Control
EOL End Of Lecture or End Of Line
EOLT End Of Leisure Time - time to get back to work
EOM End Of Message
EPE Erotic Power exchange
FAQ Frequently Asked Question(s) and answers
FITB Fill In The Blank
FF Fist Fucking
FLR Female Led Relationship
FTM or FtM Female To Male (transgendered)
FTMP For The Most Part
FTR For The Record
FUBAR Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition
FWIW For What It's Worth...
FYI For Your Information
G/G Girl/Girl
GF Girl Friend or Gender Fluid (having a variable Gender identity)
GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
GNP Gender Neutral Pronouns, Gross National Product (context!!)
GS Golden Shower
GSOH Good Sense Of Humour
GQ Gender Queer
HAND Have A Nice Day
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HNG Horny Net Geek - clueless person just out for kicks
HOH Head Of Household - the dominant person at home
HTH Hope This/That Helps
HWP Height and Weight Proprotional (i.e.: "normal" build)
IAC In Any Case
IAE In Any Event
IANAL I Am Not A Lawyer
IDK I Don't Know (also FIIK)
IM Instant Message (like ICQ, AOL, MSN or Yahoo)
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
IOU I owe you
IOW In Other Words
IRC Internet Relay Chat - see IM
IRT In Reply To, In Regards To
ISO In Search Of
ISP Internet Service Provider
ISTM It Seems To Me
ISTR I Seem To Recall
ISO In Search Of (in personal adverts/profiles)
ITMT In The MeanTime
JK Just Kidding
KH Key Holder
KHYF Know How You Feel
L8R Later
LAM London Alternative Market
LDR Long Distance Relationship
LDU Leather/Denim/Uniform fetish - a characteristically masculine style of appearance
Lesdom Lesbian domination
LFF London Fetish Fair
LGBTQ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning
LMAO Laughing My Ass Off - also see ROFL
LOL Laughing Out Loud - also see ROFL
LTNS Long Time No See!
LTR Long Term Relationship
M Could be Master, especially if upper-case or masochist, often lower-case.
MPD Multiple Personality Disorder
M/s Master/slave
MTF Male to female transsexual
MYOB Mind Your Own Business
NC Non-Consensual
NG News Group / No Good
NIMBY Not In My Back Yard
NL New Leather
NLA National Leather Association (USA)
NP No Problem
NS Non-Smoker (in personal adverts/profiles)
OHAC Own House And Car (in personal adverts/profiles)
OOC Out of Character / Curiosity
OP Original Poster (referring to a forum thread origination)
OT Off Topic / Occupational Therapist
OTK Over The Knee - a lovely position to be spanked
OTOH On The Other Hand
OTT Over The Top (exaggerated)
OTW One True Way (usually sarcasm)
P&M Posted & Mailed
PA Prince Albert (type of piercing) also Photo Appreciated (in personal advert/profile)
PDA Public Displays of Affection
PE Power Exchange (see APE and TPE)
PITA Pain In The Ass
PMFJI Pardon Me (For) Jumping In
POA Power Of Attorney
POV Point Of View
PRICK Personal Responsibility Informed Consensual Kink
PS PostScript
PSA Public Service Announcement
PTSS/PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome / Disorder
QED Quod Est Demonstrandum (that which was to be demonstrated) ("so there!")
R/L or RL Real Life (not just online)
RACK Risk-Aware Consensual Kink
ROFL Rolling On the Floor Laughing (there are variations)
RT Real-Time - see also RL
RTFM Read the F*g Manual!
RW Real World
SAM Smart Assed Masochist
SCA Society for Createive Anachronism
SCB soc.culture.bondage - newsgroup
SD Sensory Deprivation
SM or S&M Sado-Masochism or Sadism & Masochism
SNAFU Situation Normal - All Fucked Up
SNAG Sensitive New Age Guy
SO Significant Other
SOW Speaking Of Which
SSC Safe, Sane, Consensual
SSS Soc.Sexuality.Spanking - newsgroup
STD/STI Sexually Transmitted Disease / .. Infection
Sub Submissive
SWAMP South West Alternative Market & Party
TAF That's All Folks
TAFN That's All For Now
TANJ There Ain't No Justice
TANSTAAFL There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TBH To Be Honest
TD Top's Disease - thinking they are god
TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator
TES The Eulenspiegel Society (website)
TFTB Topping From The Bottom
TG Transgender or TransGendered
TIA Thanks In Advance
TIC Tongue in Cheek
TIH Taken In Hand
TLA Three Letter Acronym
TMI Too Much Information
TOS Terms Of Service
TPE Total Power Exchange
TPTB The Powers That Be
TS TransSexual
TT Tit Torture/Breast torture
TTBOMK To The Best Of My Knowledge
TTFN Ta Ta For Now
TTTO To The Tune Of
TV TransVestite / TeleVision
TY / TYVM Thank You / Thank You Very Much
U&A(&LI) Used and Abuse (and Loving It)
UDM Ultimate Decision Maker
VBG Very Big Grin
VWG Very Wide Grin or Very Wicked Grin
WHAP Women who administer punishment
Wiitwd(h) What it is that we do (here)
WIIWD See Wiitwd
WRT With Respect To
WS Water Sports (see also GS)
WTF? What the Fuck??
WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get
YKINMK Your Kink Is Not My Kink
YKIOK Your Kink is OK
YKIOK,IJNMK Your Kink is OK, It's Just Not My Kink
YMBJ You Must Be Joking
YMMV Your Mileage May Vary (i.e. I am happy for you to think otherwise)

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