There is no shame in indulging in new experiences in the bedroom. Whether you want to dress up or be tied up, never stop exploring what turns you on.

While some people assume they'll be viewed as "depraved" or "dangerous" if they express their interest in BDSM, this sexual power play is much more common than you might think. In a 2017 study published in the National Library of Medicine, about 20 percent of the 2,021 adults polled said they enjoyed tying up others or being tied up, and about 30 percent liked being spanked.

But before you run out to your local sex store to stock up on handcuffs and whips, you need to talk with your partner about a critical BDSM step that most people don't think to prepare for: aftercare.

Why is aftercare so important?

Aftercare is the super-intimate moments you and your partner share after a hot-