This site is a place to write about the imagined Orientalist
world of odalisques, slaves, and harems within the context
of BDSM, especially D/s, M/s, and O&P. I've explained some
of the background
in my Odalisquian Thoughts blog post,
and how some of the images and text here date back to
my first BDSM webpages in 1997. Where a structure like
a skeleton for M/s and D/s relationships, the Odalisquian aim is
to put sensual, feminine flesh on that skeleton.
We have groups and profiles on popular social networking sites,
which you can use to interact with other people interested in
Odalisques.com is run by Tanos, who can be contacted
on FetLife or
by email, Twitter etc.
The paintings used to make the icons at the top of each page are:
Gerome's "Slave market",
Hofmann's "Slave dealer",
Lewis's "The Arab Scribe",
Hayez's "Odalisque reading a book",
Ingres' "Turkish bath", and
Gerome's "Moorish bath".