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safeword (plural safewords)

  1. (BDSM) A word used in sadomasochistic sexual practices to indicate that a participant wants to stop.
    • 2004, Felice Newman, The Whole Lesbian Sex Book →ISBN, page 201:
      Likewise, a top's ability to respond to your safeword is what makes her a safe partner.
    • 2006, Tristan Taormino, The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women
      If you don't like something that's happening or you want the scene to stop right away, simply say your safeword.
    • 2007, Sloan Christopher, Dangerous Obsession
      My guess is our victims probably used their safewords or protested at some point, but our guy doesn't care about safewords or the BDSM creed...



safeword (third-person singular simple present safewords, present participle safewording, simple past and past participle safeworded)

  1. (BDSM) To stop a sex act by using a safeword.
    • 2015, Kris Ripper, Extremes[1], page 33:
      Like it's kind of in my head that maybe I could surprise him, like Eddie said, you know, before I flip out and safeword.
    • 2015, Cari Silverwood, Take Me, Break Me[2], page 177:
      I am going to trust you to safeword though. Say red if you need to. Okay?
    • 2011, Lee Harrington, Spirit of Desire[3], page 199:
      This can be difficult if your partner is trying to safeword but all that is coming out is a mew or growl.