Hey there Curious Sissy! Welcome to Locked In Lace! :D
Welcome to our friendly and supportive community, dedicated to the fascinating and frilly world of forced feminization. It's completely free and safe to use.
Right now, you're on our Main site, the central home of LiL (also known as the Core site). Here you can play and chat as you get involved with our forums, captions, stories, games, links and more. This FAQ will help you with all the important stuff, and also has info about our roleplaying game sites.
By signing up to the site, you agree to abide by our core rules, which state:
- There must not be any children (under-18s), bestiality, pedophilia or incest anywhere on site, or in any external content you link to (websites, images, etc).
- You must show respect for other players. Behaviour that is inflammatory, rude or intentionally hurtful will not be tolerated. You can roleplay evil characters of course, but you must keep them in the games where they belong.
We also recommend you read the Key Concepts posts in this FAQ, as they cover important points to be aware of.
To get started, there are a few simple steps. Click on each one to find out about them.
Registration at LiL is free and safe, and will give you full access to all our sites and features so you can get involved.
Note: You must always make sure you use our secure https site - https://www.lockedinlace.com/main - in your address bar and bookmarks. Otherwise, if you try to log in to the non-secure http site, you will be redirected to the secure site and must login again.
Click the questions below to reveal their answers:
To see your personal profile, click the Account tab at the top of the site (or hover over it and click the Profile link). If you're using a mobile device, you may have to click Menu at the top of the site to reveal this option.
To see another member's profile, simply click their name or profile picture (also called an avatar).
For all profiles, you will see the following tabs:
- Info - Shows various details about the user (most of which are explained elsewhere in the FAQ):
- Their picture (also called an avatar)
- How long they've been a member
- A link to send them a Private Message
- A link to nominate them (in your own profile only, you'll see who's nominated you)
- The signature that appears below their posts
- Any awards they've been given
- A list of all the captions and stories they've created
- For your own profile only, you'll also see the link to enable/disable the chat rooms
- Achievements - You earn these for doing certain things. See the Achievements FAQ entry for details.
- Bookmarks - Shows the bookmarks saved by the user.
- Track - Shows all of the public posts made by the user, with the most recent ones at the top.
For your own profile only, you will also see an Edit tab, which allows you to change the following settings. You must click Save at the bottom of the page if you change anything!
- Username - If you want to change your username, please contact one of the admins. They will need to do this for you, as it has to be updated separately on all of our sites.
- Current Password - You must fill this in if you want to change your password or email. Remember, it's case-sensitive. If you've forgotten it since logging in, click Request new password.
- Email Address - This must be a valid address (see the Account Registration FAQ). No other users will see it.
- Password / Confirm Password - To change your password, enter the same password in both boxes. The more complex the password, the more secure it is - as you type, you'll see some tips and a Password Strength bar below the boxes to help you. For instance, you can vary lower and upper case, substitute letters for numbers, etc.
- Signature - This is a block of text that appears below every post you make (except the first post in a thread). There is a limit of 255 characters and you can use BBCode to add formatting, images, links, etc (see the FAQ entries on Posting Effects). To save space, you can shorten link addresses using sites like Bitly, Google's URL Shortener, Owly and TinyURL. Please keep signature images to a sensible, small size, otherwise it'll look distracting and messy, and we may shrink or remove them.
- Picture - This picture - also called an avatar - will represent you on the site. It will show up in your profile and next to all of your posts. To add a picture, click Browse, and tell LiL where the picture is on your computer. Then be sure to click Save at the bottom of the page so it gets uploaded correctly. When choosing a picture, keep the following in mind:
- You can use any picture, of any gender, as long as it obeys our core rules (no children, bestiality, etc).
- You can search for pictures using sites like Google Images, Tumblr, Flickr, etc, and sites you find in our Gallery Links.
- Use 'portrait' images (i.e. a tall rectangle, where the height is the longest side).
- LiL will resize the image to fit 135 x 200 pixels, cropping the edges if necessary.
- Animated GIFs are not supported.
- The picture only shows here on the Main site - your characters on the roleplaying games sites will have their own images.
- You can use any picture, of any gender, as long as it obeys our core rules (no children, bestiality, etc).
- View Nominations - If you turn this off, you won't be able to see who has the most nominations, in the block on the Home Page or by the forums. You can still check the full list on the Nominations page itself though.
- Private Messages Email Notification - Tick this box to be emailed each time you get a new Private Message. The email will contain a link to the message (you'll have to log in of course).
- Personal Contact Form - Ignore this - we've disabled the contact form for all users. Use Private Messages to contact other users instead.
- Time Zone - Use this to tell LiL where you are in the world, so it can display times accurately for your area.
- Save - Make sure you click this button if you've made any changes!
- Cancel Account - This will not delete your account or your posts. It will simply block you from logging in. Please note:
- If you ask us to remove your posts or account completely, we'll usually say no, especially if it will destroy threads you've taken part in with other users.
- If you have a problem here, please discuss it with friends and/or the admins first. Most issues are due to a lack of communication, resulting in simple misunderstandings. But people can't help you if you won't talk about it.
- If you really do need to step away, just stop logging in. That way, your account will stay open, so you can return when you feel ready. In our experience, the vast majority of people who claim they're leaving for good change their minds later. So never say never, because it rarely is never. ;)
- If you ask us to remove your posts or account completely, we'll usually say no, especially if it will destroy threads you've taken part in with other users.
We've tried to make the site as simple to use as possible. There are a few differences between the desktop and mobile layouts, but they basically work the same way.
You can get to all the areas of the site using the Menu tabs:
- On desktop devices, they're always at the top right of the page.
- On mobile devices, there's a menu icon at the top of the page instead. Click that to reveal the menus.
- If a tab contains an arrow, hover over it with your mouse (or click the arrow on mobiles) to reveal the options.
- The menu tabs/icon will stay at the top of the page at all times, even when you scroll down, for easy access.
- The Locked In Lace logo at the top left of the site is also a clickable shortcut to the Home Page.
The Home page of the site also contains various features, including a slideshow to highlight areas, and important news updates and discussions by Melissa and the admins. If you've activated Chat in your account settings, a chat box will also appear in the bottom right corner.
Finally, as you browse the site, here are the most common features you'll come across:
- Usernames - People's usernames are shown next to everything they post. Simply click the user's name or picture to see their profile. From there, you can send them a private message (if you're logged in) and track everything they've posted.
- Bookmark this - You'll only see this if you're logged in. If you like a particular forum topic, caption, or story, use this link to add it to your Library. The option will then change to say Unbookmark this, which you can click to remove the bookmark at any time. To see your bookmarks, hover over the Account tab at the top of the site and click Bookmarks on the drop-down menu.
- Comment Boxes - You will see these in forum threads, private messages and anywhere else you can leave comments and replies. If your text is too long for the box, it will scroll up (you won't lose anything), and you can resize the box by clicking and dragging its bottom edge up and down. If you want to add effects to your text, look at the sections on posting effects in the FAQ, or click More information about text formats below the text box. Finally, use the Preview button to see how your comment will look, and then use the Save button to publish it on the site.
- Permalink / Post Number - When people leave comments, you will see a 'permalink' option next to each one, or a number at the top right of the post (e.g. #1). That is a direct link for that particular comment. This means you can right-click on it and select Copy Shortcut or Copy Link Location, so you can then paste it elsewhere.
So those are the basic, important things to get you started. But the only way to really understand the site is to explore and try it out. So give it a go, and have fun! :D
Our roleplaying games allow you to create a character and tell their story, interacting with other characters (played by other users) along the way.
If you're new to it, don't worry. Just take things slowly and you'll be fine. Before we tell you about the games, here are some important points and links:
- All characters and stories must comply with our site rules (no under-18s, no bestiality, incest, etc).
- We strongly suggest reading these posts - Getting Started Advice, Forced Fem and Roleplaying and Posting Etiquette. They stress the importance of communication and respect between players, and will help you avoid common newbie mistakes.
- The Welcome New Users forum is where you can introduce the real you before you start playing.
- The Bulletin Board is a good place to post requests for help as you go along. You can also (politely) contact players directly using Private Messages as well, to see if they're willing to help you out.
- You can have multiple characters in a single account. You don't need to register multiple accounts, though you can if you wish (see the Account Registration FAQ for detailed help).
With that out of the way, here are the options you have for roleplaying here. Click one to find out more about it:
In Forced Feminization there is a dominant person, of any gender, who forces a male (or a 'masculine' female) into taking on a feminine and submissive role. The submissive is often seen as unwilling and reluctant, hence the force. Deep down, however, the submissive actually WANTS it to happen, even if they act like they don't.
Roleplaying is a safe way of exploring that fantasy. In our games here at LiL, you can create a fictional character (who is dominant or submissive) and tell their story, interacting with other characters played by our other users. Each game has its own guidelines and story ideas to help you get involved. We also have a few basic Role Playing forums here on the Main site that you can use for practice and general fun outside of the games.
It's VERY important to understand the difference between Players and their Characters:
- Players are the real-life people using this site on their computers.
Anything written from a Player's point of view is Out Of Character (OOC).
- Characters are the fictional people in the stories, created by the Players.
Anything written from a Character's point of view is In Character (IC).
That might seem obvious, but some people get so deeply involved that it's hard to tell the difference. Yet there is a big difference, because they can each act very differently.
For instance, a Character might beg not to be spanked, but the Player might really want it. But if the Player hasn't told you that, how can you be sure they want it? Or if you have a new idea for the story, how do you know if they'll like it?
Likewise, if there’s something you want to happen, how will people know unless you tell them? Nobody can read your mind, so don’t make people guess, or they may well get it wrong.
The same applies if another player upsets you. They won’t understand what’s wrong unless you tell them, so you need to discuss it in a polite, adult manner. Don’t be rude to them, as it’ll just make you look bad. Just talk about it properly, and you should be able to sort something out. But if you can't settle things, don’t be afraid to contact one of the admins, they're here to help you.
So remember - OOC communication is vital. We cannot stress it enough. When you play with someone, keep in regular contact with them outside of the story (e.g. using Private Messages). If you're friendly and clearly understand each other's fantasies and limits, it's a lot easier to make things fun for each other and resolve problems.
Have a look at this link or the video below, to understand why this is all so important.
Video adapted from this essay.
If you’re new here, you probably have a mixture of feelings. You’re (hopefully) keen to get involved and have fun, but you’ll also be anxious to make a good impression and find new friends. Truth is, you'll settle in pretty quickly once you get used to it all, but it can be hard at first.
If you want to get on with people, then you need to show respect for other players on the site. Doing so will earn you a lot of respect in return.
It's actually quite easy to do that, as long as you take your time and keep the following important tips in mind. Click each heading to reveal the explanation:
The idea of serving a mistress is amazing, whether it's in stories here or in real-life. However, you must be very careful and realistic. Otherwise, if you rush into things, you won't get the experience you hoped for, either on the forums here or in real-life. You could even come to serious harm.
So please read the following advice carefully, as it summarises what you need to know. Click each heading to reveal more information.
Doms are very much encouraged here, and are naturally in high demand from our Subs. Of course, being a Dom isn’t as easy as it looks - it carries a lot of responsibility and can be hard work. But it's also very rewarding when you get it right, resulting in some very special friendships. So it's well worth the effort, and your confidence will grow as you settle in. And we hope you have fun with it all!
As always, the key thing is to have respect, trust and communication between all players - meaning the Players must get on well, even if their Characters don’t. So it must be clear that you’re friendly and approachable as a Player, especially if your Character is an evil type. You’ll therefore need to communicate regularly (using Private Messages, email, chat, etc), both before and during your stories. It’s vital so you can develop a good friendship, help each other have fun and know how to avoid each other’s limits.
Here’s some other important advice to bear in mind, please read it through carefully, by clicking each heading to reveal the information:
If you're new, you don't need to worry too much about the following concepts to begin with. But as you get more involved, or if you're just curious, you may find it useful to be aware of them and make use of them. Click each heading to reveal the information:
The forums here in the main hub of Locked In Lace allow you to introduce yourself, try a bit of roleplaying, tell us about your real life adventures, and discuss any other topic you like. So please feel free to get involved!
Each forum contains a group of Topics (sometimes called threads), and each topic is made up of a number of Posts (or comments). In other words, it's a set of conversations, which everyone can join in with.
To see the forums, click on the Forums tab at the top of the site (or hover over it and click General Forums on the drop-down menu). In the main forums index, click a forum title to see the list of topics within it, and click the name of a topic to see the posts it contains. The posts will be in order, with the earliest post at the top.
To see captioned images and stories about Forced Feminization that have been posted by our users, point to the Fiction tab at the top of the site, and click Captions or Stories on the drop down menu that appears.
You'll then have a few possibilities:
- For captions, you can click the image to zoom in on it, or the comments link underneath to open it in its own page. You can close a zoomed image by clicking the X button in the bottom right corner, or clicking in the dark area of the page around it.
- For stories, you open them just by clicking their titles.
- To see older captions or stories, click the page numbers (or the arrows next to them) at the bottom of the list.
- To filter captions by type, use the options at the top of the index. Just pick a category from the list and the page will reload.
- To filter stories by type, click one of the categories you see below each story in the index.
- To see all the captions and stories by a particular user, click their name or avatar anywhere on the site to visit their profile page. Scroll down a short way and you'll see a separate list for each type of post. On the captions page, there's also a link at the top of the page to bring up a list of caption creators.
When you open the page for a caption or story, you get the following options:
- Comments & Ratings - Below the caption or story are people's comments, then a box for you to add your own.
- Ignore the Subject box, as it won't show with your comment anyway.
- If your text is too long for the Comment box, it will scroll up (it won't be lost). You can drag the bottom of the box to enlarge it.
- You can add effects to your text, as described in the sections on posting effects here in the FAQ.
- Below the text box is an optional Ratings list you can choose from. You must have text in the comment box in order leave a rating.
- Finally, click Preview to check your comment, and Save to publish it.
- Please be respectful and constructive with your comments!
- Ignore the Subject box, as it won't show with your comment anyway.
- Bookmarks - Next to each caption, and at the end of each story, is a link called Bookmark this. Click it to set a bookmark. It will then say Unbookmark this, which you can click to remove the bookmark. To see your bookmarks, hover over the Account tab at the top of the site and click Bookmarks on the drop-down menu.
- Domination Type, Keywords, Content Rating - These categories are shown next to captions, or above and below stories. If you click on one of the phrases here, you'll see all captions/stories matching that type. Note that captions will actually be shown full-size using this option, so some will be very big!
To post a caption or story that you've created, hover over the Create tab at the top of the site, then select Caption or Short Story on the drop-down menu. Or, to edit an existing story or caption, open up its page and use the Edit option provided.
Stories will be sent to the admins for approval first, but captions will be published instantly. Please read the notes at the end of this post to see what we accept.
When you create or edit a story or caption, you'll have the following options:
- Caption / Story Title - Essential. Try to give your work a meaningful title. There is a limit of 255 characters.
- Caption / Story Cover Image - Essential for captions, optional for stories. The site will scale the image to an appropriate size if necessary, and a small copy of the image will be shown on the index page by the title. Please ensure the image is one of the file types specified on the page. It must not a picture owned or copyrighted by someone else. To choose your image:
- Click Browse to search for the image on your computer
- Click Open/OK when you've selected the image.
- Click Upload to send it to LiL. Be patient while it uploads.
- If the image is accepted, a small version will be shown.
- If you want to remove the image and try again, click Remove.
- Click Browse to search for the image on your computer
- Alternate Text - Optional, and only appears if you've uploaded an image. It can be used to give a short description of the image (up to 80 characters), and is displayed if the image hasn't loaded in the viewer's browser. Search engines also use this text when examining the site, as do screen readers that translate text into speech.
- Title - Optional, and only appears if you've uploaded an image. This shows as a 'tooltip' if you hover your mouse over the image. There is a limit of 500 characters.
- Body (Stories Only) - Enter the text of your story here. If your text is too long for the box, it will scroll up (you won't lose it), and you can resize the box by dragging its bottom edge. For help with formatting text, look at the sections on posting effects in this FAQ, or click More information about text formats below the text box.
- Keywords / Domination Type / Content Rating - These allow people to search for similar types of caption or story. You can only pick 1 option per list, so choose sensibly. Tips are provided with the options to help you decide.
- Flags - You can tick the box on this tab to bookmark your work. Click My Library in the left-hand Navigation pane to see your bookmarks.
- Revision Information - When you first post something, it counts as the first revision. Every subsequent edit then counts as a new revision.
So here you can add some text to say why you've changed it. The text will scroll up if you type a lot (you won't lose anything), and you can drag the bottom edge of the box to resize it.
- Save & Preview - Before saving, you can preview the caption/story to see how it looks. Then, if you're happy with it, click Save to submit it. Captions will be published straight, while Stories will be published when an admin approves them, so please be patient.
- Remove - You'll see this option at the bottom of the page when editing stories only. Using this will delete your story from the site. To delete a caption, however, you'll need to send a note to the editors, with a link to the caption and the reason you want it removed. Please be patient while waiting for their response.
- Stories must be your own work. If you want to recommend stories by others, then you can submit a link to an appropriate story site in our Links area, or create a thread on the Bulletin Board forum to gather individual story links together.
- Captions should also be your own work, but we don't pre-approve them as we get so many. So you may post captions by others, but please credit the original author/website if possible, and remember that we will remove them if the original author asks us to.
- Your work must contain some element of forced feminization, and must not involve children, pedophilia, bestiality or incest.
- Please also be careful about extreme themes that may cause widespread offense to our users. Stories can be thought-provoking or challenging, but we reserve the right to reject anything we feel will be too controversial or upsetting.
- You must check your work for spelling, grammar and mistakes, to ensure it is easy and pleasing to read. Otherwise we may reject it. If this is tricky, consider sending it to a friend (e.g. via a Private Message or email), so they can double-check it for you.
- You always have full rights over your work. However, we cannot take responsibility if anyone copies it elsewhere, given the nature of the internet. We also reserve the right to remove items created by other people, if the original author contacts us with such a request.
If you want to submit captions of your own, but have never made one before, then here are a few tips to help you.
First of all, you need to find a picture that you want to add a caption to. You might already have a picture on your computer you like, or you can copy one from a website, or you can search image sites like Google Images, Flickr or Photobucket (to name just 3 examples). To save an image to your computer, open it full size (by clicking on it if you have to), then right-click on the image and use the Save option provided.
You now need to add some text to it, and save it as a new image file. The text will tell a short story relating to the image. Usually, it tells us why the character is in their present situation, and what they're thinking, feeling and saying. This text will normally be added above, below or to one side of the main picture, so it's easy to read. In other words, you'll need to expand the image area to create a blank space, add the text to it, then save it as a fresh new image.
There are many ways to achieve this. A few examples of programs you can use are given below, but here are 5 tips that apply to almost all programs and images:
- Your text must be easy to read. Please check your spelling and punctuation, just as you would when submitting a story. Also make sure there's good contrast between the text and background colors. Dark text on a dark background, or light text on a light background, will be very hard to read.
- Don't be afraid to experiment to see what works best. If you make a mistake, use the Undo option to reverse it. This will often be an icon, or can be found under the Edit menu at the top of the program screen.
- We recommend saving pictures in JPEG (.jpg) format, because it tends to work well for photos, and it's designed to keep the file size reasonably small. You can also save images as PNG (.png) or GIF (.gif) files if you want to though, which can be better for drawings, although their file sizes can also be larger compared to the JPEG format. But feel free to experiment and see what works best for you.
- If you don't want to overwrite the original picture, use the Save As option to save your caption as a separate file.
- If you need detailed help on a particular function, use the program's Help facility.
With all that in mind, here are a few examples of some programs you can use:
Most computers have a basic program like this. In Windows, it's under Start / Programs / Accessories. Follow these steps to create a caption in Paint:
- Go to the File menu, click Open, and load the original picture.
- To add some space for your text, go to the Image menu and select Attributes. Increase the width or height and click OK to see the effect. To adjust it, return to the Attributes box and try again.
- To add your text, select the Text tool icon (the big letter A). Click and drag with your mouse to create a box where you want the text to be. A toolbar will appear that you can use to change the font name, size, etc, and you can pick a color from the palette at the bottom. To resize the text box, just click and drag its corners or edges. When you're done, click away from your text to keep it, or press Escape if you want to cancel without saving it.
- To change the color of the background, select a color and use the Fill tool on it (the icon looks like paint being poured out).
- When you're done, go to Save As on the File menu, give the file a name, make sure JPEG, PNG or GIF is selected in the Save As Type box, then click Save.
Programs like this are very powerful, and are well beyond the scope of this FAQ. However, they will all have basic options for changing the document or canvas size, and an option for adding text as well. At a very basic level, it should be somewhat similar to the instructions given for Paint above. But do look through the menus and toolbars to see what's available, and use the program's manual or Help facility to assist you as well.
Powerpoint & Publisher
Powerpoint slides and Publisher pages, which allow you to place images and text next to each other, can all be saved as images:
- Use the Insert menu to add pictures and text on the page. You can click and drag items to move them around. You can also click their edges and corners to resize them (drag the corners for pictures, so the program keeps the width to height ratio).
- Use the Format menu to adjust things like the background.
- To save as an image, go to Save As on the File menu, and make sure JPEG, PNG or GIF is selected in the Save As Type box. Then, make sure you give the file a name and click Save.
- In Powerpoint, you'll then be asked if you want to save the current slide, or every single one. The latter is a handy way to save multiple images at once, if you've created multiple captions in your presentation. However, you might have to rename them manually afterwards, as they'll all be given similar names.
Pixlr & Sumo Paint
These are free graphics programs that you can use directly into your internet browser. See their help pages for details on how they work.
This is a free graphics program that you can download to your computer. It's very powerful with lots of features - but you might find it difficult to use if you're not already familiar with software such as Photoshop. Documentation is provided on the site though.[/table]
Please note: We are not responsible for the content of external sites. To the best of our knowledge, the software linked to above is believed to be safe and free of viruses. But we can never guarantee that completely, hence this disclaimer. So please browse safely - and if you do come across a link that you feel is harmful, please report it straight away. Thanks!
The Academy lessons are currently closed for renovations. However, you can still do the daily affirmations there in the meantime.
Please Note - The Academy is a completely optional game, that is separate from our roleplaying forums. It is designed to help you think like a sissy - at LiL and in Real Life (RL) - by completing tasks on a regular basis. It is just meant to be fun, so please:
- DON'T do anything that crosses your RL limits; and
- DO stop playing if you ever feel uncomfortable.
To access the lessons, hover over the Forums tab at the top of the site and click the LiL Academy link on the drop-down menu. If you're using a mobile device, you may have to click the Menu bar below the site logo to reveal this option.
There are various things you can do in the Academy - but to begin with you must do your affirmations. Click each heading below to find out more about each part of the Academy:
Our Links section allows you to discover sites that have been recommended by our users, all on themes relevant to Locked In Lace of course.
In the Polls section, you can vote on a variety of questions about forced feminization and other related topics.
The Chat system here on our Main site allows you to interact live with other registered members. Please note:
- You must activate Chat before you can use it. You can turn Chat on or off by going to your Account page and clicking .
- You must be respectful and welcoming to everybody who uses Chat. Please ensure you are familiar with the rules in the first question below. They are necessary to help everyone feel comfortable using the service.
- Chat is free for you to use, but we are paying a monthly subscription to keep it running. Therefore, please consider donating towards the cost, if you use it a lot and feel able to make a contribution. It's not mandatory, but we would be extremely grateful. :)
Note: If you want to chat live to other users - publicly or privately - don't forget we have a Chat system as well, which is designed for that purpose.
Private Messages (PMs) allow you to communicate with other users, without anyone else seeing your conversations. It's a great way to get to know people here, plan your stories, check your playmates are having fun, etc. PMs are generally considered Out Of Character, because they're sent between users, not their characters. However, you can also roleplay privately this way, if everyone involved has agreed on it first (in which case, make it clear those messages are In Character instead).
You actually get a separate messages area for the Main Core site you're reading now, and each of our roleplaying sites. But they all work in the same way.
You can add special effects to your text in most places on the site, including posts, comments, stories and private messages (but not Chat).
You'll know if you can do this if you see a Text Format option below the text box, with these options:
- BBCode - The default setting, as it's the most common and versatile format. The toolbar gives you access to the most common options.
- Filtered HTML - This is a highly restricted set of codes, but they're listed towards the end of this post.
- Plain Text - Ignores any formatting instructions, although the site will still make links clickable.
You will also see a toolbar just above the text box in most cases, giving you quick access to some common options. There are many more, however, as listed below.
To create an effect, you add tags around your text -
[b]like this[/b]- and the site will then convert your text accordingly. You must use an opening and a closing tag, so LiL knows when to start and stop the effect. The closing tag usually contains an extra slash character ( / ). Some browsers have BBCode add-ons available that can help you with this stuff (as well as add-ons for spell-checking and form recovery), so it might be worth searching for those too.
The full list of codes is below (all BBCode unless stated otherwise). Click each section to reveal them. There are also separate FAQ posts dealing with images and videos.
You can use colors to make your text look interesting and emphasize parts of it. For instance, you can use it to show when your character is speaking or thinking. Or, if you're using a second, supporting character in your posts, you can use a different colour to separate their speech and actions from your main character. And so on. There are many possibilities - just make sure you use colors that show up well against the background, so we can read your posts easily.
To add color to your text, start with this code:
Then, replace colorname with either:
- A name e.g. Black, Navy, Blue, Green, Aqua, Purple, Gray, Red, Pink, Violet, Yellow, White.
- A code, in the format #000000. Each pair of digits represents amounts of red, green and blue to mix together, as shown. For each individual digit, values can range from 0-9 and then A-F (think of these as 10-15).
Below is a comprehensive list of color codes and names you can use. You can also use a color picker or color mixer to find a particular color code.
You can add images to your posts and messages pretty much everywhere on the site. You just need to enter this code:
[img=WxH]Image Address[/img] (Width x Height e.g. 100x200)
You can also use the following codes to do more with your images:
[url=Weblink][img]Image Address[/img][/url] - Turns the image into a clickable link, pointing to an email address.
[email=Address][img]Image Address[/img][/email] - Turns the image into a clickable link, pointing to an email address.
[float=left][img]Image Address[/img][/float] - Floats the image on the left, so the text after it wraps around the right side.
[float=right][img]Image Address[/img][/float] - Floats the image on the right, so the text after it wraps around the left side.
[float=left][url=Weblink][img]Image Address[/img][/url][/float] - Combines the above to make a floating, clickable image.
Note: If you turn your image into a link, it won't be obvious that it's clickable, so you might want to add a note to tell people:
Finding the image address depends on where it is. Click the relevant option below for more information:
You can embed video clips from Vimeo and Youtube directly into your posts. For videos on other sites, you must post a standard link to the page it's on.
All you need to do is use the relevant code:
[vimeo]Video Code[/vimeo] - The video code is the number after
[youtube]Video Code[/youtube] - The video code is the short string of text after
Ignore any text starting with & or ? when grabbing the video codes.
- For sites other than Vimeo or Youtube, you can only = post a standard link to the page the video is on (see the text effects FAQ for more on links).
- You can only use the basic video code. You cannot add options like the start time.
- BBCode must be set as the Text Format below the text box for the video to appear.
- Videos will only be shown if they have embedding enabled and are not private.
Here's an example of how an embedded video will appear:
Emoticons (also called emoji) are 'emotional icons' - small pictures that represent different feelings and moods. We have a big selection of these that you can use on the site, all of which are listed below.
- In Chat, there is a small set of icons you can click on to insert them. However, the full set is below. Simply type the code in the first column - e.g. :) - to insert the icon in your message. If an icon doesn't have a code below, then it's not available in hat at present.
- In forum posts, Private Messages, etc, you need to use the code in the last column below e.g.
[smile]. Unlike other types of BBCode, you must not use closing tags for these. Just use the single tag on its own.
|Chat Code||Image||Description||BBCode For Posts, PMs, etc|
|=))||Rolling on the floor|
|=;||Talk to the hand|
|:-$||Don't tell anyone|
|b-(||Feeling beat up|
|[-X||Shame on you|
|Bring it on|
|:-j||Oh go on|
|:)]||On the phone|
|~X(||At wits' end|
|:-??||I don't know|
|:o3||Puppy dog eyes|
|x_x||I don't want to see|
|^#(^||It wasn't me|
There's a lot going on here, so you may need help keeping track of it all. To help with this, you can use Tracking and Bookmarks (email alerts are not currently available). Click each heading below to find out more.
Listed below are a few goodies you may find yourself earning here. They are all just for fun, so you don't have to use them if you don't want to. But we hope they'll encourage you to get involved, try things out and help others to have fun here. Click each one below to find out more about it.
If you have a technical problem on the site:
- First check if your problem is answered in the sections below, or in another relevant part of the FAQ. Click the headings below to reveal their information.
- If you can't find the answer here, you can ask one of the admins about it, or submit it as a bug report, by hovering over the Info tab at the top of the site and clicking Report A Bug on the menu that pops-up.
- If you're raising a bug report, make sure it's not already in the list of reports. Duplicates will be deleted.
- Don't just say "it doesn't work", because that doesn't help us. Give as much information as you can. What page is the problem on? What were you doing? What happened that you didn't expect? If you got an error message, what did it say?
We pride ourselves on being a friendly, welcoming, supportive community here. Respect for one another is one of our primary rules. Yes, characters in stories can disagree and fight - but Out Of Character, and out of the stories, we expect everyone to be tolerant and respectful of one another.
So if you feel you're being upset by another user, and you're finding it hard to deal with, please tell one of the admins. They're here to support you and help resolve disputes in any way they can. They are the only people at LiL with any authority to decide what is and isn't allowed - nobody else can do this, not even dominant players, managers, etc (beyond what's agreed in stories of course).
Remember, we're here to help, but we can't help you if you don't tell us there's a problem. That's the key message we want to get across. Don't be shy and just complain to your friends - tell us what the issue is, and we'll try to help you fix it so you can be happy.
If it helps, here are some answers to common problems and questions that you may find useful. Click each heading to reveal the information.
Locked in Lace is a labor of love. Since its launch in 2005, it's grown massively, and is continuing to do so. We want LiL to be one of the premier hubs for forced feminization content on the internet, and we want it to be free for everyone to use. However, the bandwidth and server maintenance costs aren't cheap! So we can either fill the site with adverts, or ask around to see if anyone's able to chip in.
Now, if you can't or don't want to pay anything, that's absolutely fine. As long as you're enjoying yourself here, that's by far the most important thing! But if you are obsessively spending time here, please at least consider chipping in, even if it's just a few dollars. It will really help us, and you can carry on playing here in the knowledge that you've done your bit in helping to keep the site alive for everyone to enjoy.
Click here to find out how to donate. In summary, donations are made using Paypal - either as a one-off donation (you don't need an account for this) or a monthly subscription (which you're free to cancel at any time). Paypal accepts many of the major credit cards. The entry on your bank statement won't identify us.
If you don't want anything to show up on your bank statement at all, Paypal also accepts prepaid credit cards. These are supplied by Western Union, Moneypak and other major credit card places, and you simply top them up with cash, so there's no link to your bank at all. However, please read the terms and conditions carefully, as many prepaid cards do charge fees. You may find the best solution is to use it for a single, one-off donation - and then, once the payment has been successfully processed, you can cancel the card to avoid extra fees.
Please be assured that donating is completely anonymous. We never look at your details, and they will never be passed on to anyone else. So, if you want us to thank you for your contribution - which we would love to do - then you'll need to tell us you've done it!
And if you do make a donation, no matter what the amount is, we thank you ever so much! Every little bit really does help! :D
If you have a problem or query, and you can't find the answer in the FAQ, then you can contact one of our admins via the links below.
They will reply as quickly as they can, but they are volunteers and cannot be available 24/7, so please be respectful and patient with them.
Send Galatea a Private Message
Send Chrissy a Private Message
Alternatively, you can email the admins by using the Contact Form (which can be found under the Info menu at the top of the site).
The owners of the site are Melissa and Renee. They should only be contacted if you cannot resolve your query with the admins listed above, or if you want to give them general feedback about the site. They are extremely busy, so it may take them a while to respond.
Send Melissa a Private Message
Send Renee a Private Message
Ever seen a word or phrase used on LiL that you don't quite understand? Well, you might just find it explained in the table below.
If you can't find the word or phrase you're looking for, and would like to see it included, or if you want to suggest improvements to existing definitions, then please post your comments at this link.
Tip: To find a word or phrase on this page quickly, use the Find function in your browser (often under the Edit menu).
- Academy - The LiL Academy contains lessons you can follow, to help you think more like a sissy. See the FAQ entry on the LiL Academy for more details.
- Achievements - You can earn these for doing certain things. See the Awards & Achievements entry in this FAQ for details.
- Admins - Contact one of these users if you have a problem on the site you need help with.
- Adult Babies (ABs) - These are adult characters that dress up and act like babies or children. You can roleplay ABs here - provided you make it absolutely clear that the character is over 18 years old and you do not post any pictures of children. We strongly recommend adding an OOC disclaimer to the start of such stories to make this clear, and to warn those who want to avoid such stories.
- Affirmations - Affirmations help you think more like a sissy, and by posting them on a daily basis, you earn points to unlock the various lessons in the LiL Academy. See the FAQ entry on the LiL Academy for more details.
- Alternate Characters (Alts) - Where a player has more than one character on the site, their extra characters are sometimes referred to as alts. You must register separate accounts with unique email addresses if you want multiple characters.
- Avatar - An image that represents you or your character on the site.
- Awards - Occasional prizes handed out by Melissa to certain users, for all sorts of reasons. To find out more and to nominate users for an award, visit this thread.
- BBCode - Short for Bulletin Board Code. This is special code that allows you to add effects to your posts, by adding 'tags' around your text - e.g.
[url=Address]Text[/url]for links, etc. See the Posting sections in this FAQ for details
- BDSM - Combines the terms Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission, Sadism and Masochism. It's a roleplay or lifestyle choice between two or more individuals, who use their experiences of pain and power to create sexual tension, pleasure, and release. See the BDSM topic on Wikipedia for more information.
- Bestiality - Sexual activity between humans and animals. It is strictly prohibited here, and must not be in any posts or links.
- Bisexual - Having a sexual or relationship preference for both males and females.
- Blog - Short for"web log", this is an online journal or diary, which can include text, pictures, videos, links, etc. The blogs you see listed here at LiL focus on the subject of feminization.
- Bondage - The practice of being physically restrained e.g. using cuffs, rope, gags, etc.
- Browser - The program you use to access sites on the internet e.g. Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari to name a few. They're all free to download, and pretty easy to use.
- Bugs - These are errors and problems in computer programs and websites. And, just like real life bugs, they need to be squashed and eradicated if they're a nuisance. So please report them if you find any!
- Captcha - This is a security measure to prevent spambots from registering and posting here. When you register a new account, you will see 2 words that have been morphed or disguised slightly, so that only human beings can read them. Simply enter the 2 words into the box provided, with a space between them. If you can't see them very well, click the reload button next to the text box for new words, or the audio icon to have words spoken to you.
- Character - A fictional person that you create for storytelling and roleplaying. They may be based on you in some ways, or might be completely different.
- Chip - A unit of currency you earn by posting and replying to stories in the Lacy Place game. They can then be used to create stores, banner ads, etc.
- Chrome - A free program used to browse websites on the internet, developed by Google. You can install it from this link. See the Browsers entry for other programs you can use.
- Consent - Giving consent to a playmate here means to give them permission to do certain things to your character (e.g. you might allow a dom to spank your character). There can be limits on how far this goes (e.g. you might not want the dom to spank too hard or leave severe marks).
- Core Site - An alternative name for our Main site - https://lockedinlace.com/main/. This is the primary home of Locked in Lace, with forums, stories, captions, links and lots of other goodies. You must login to the Main site to access our roleplaying game sites.
- Corporation - A fictional, evil corporation that feminizes men and trains them as secretaries, schoolgirls, slaves, maids and nurses, before renting or selling them to their distinguished clients.
- Crossdressing - The wearing of clothing and other accessories commonly associated with the opposite gender, as seen and accepted by society in general. For more information, see the cross-dressing article on Wikipedia.
- Discipline - The act of punishing a submissive character. This can be for bad behavior and/or to train them to behave in a particular way.
- Domination - The act of controlling a person or a situation e.g. by physical or mental manipulation. So, in our roleplaying games, domination can involve the control of things like a character's appearance and behavior. The people are who being dominated are often called submissives, because they submit to what's happening - either willingly or by force.
- Drupal - The content management software we've used to build this version of Locked in Lace.
- Femdom - Short for Female Domination - when the dominant character in a scene is a woman. A dominant female may have a title like Domme, Dominatrix, Miss, Mistress, Ma’am, Goddess, Princess, etc.
- Firefox - A free program used to browse websites on the internet, developed by a company called Mozilla. You can install it from this link. It's the browser we recommend using, but others are available (see the Browsers entry for more.
- First Person - A writing style often used by people on our roleplaying forums and when writing stories. It involves writing from the character's own point of view - e.g. "I did this", "I said", "I thought", "we decided", "we did", etc. The writer is directly acting as the character. Compare this to Third Person, the other common style, where the player observes the character and writes as a narrator - e.g. "Curious Sissy did that", "He said", "She thought", "They decided" etc). For more on this, see the Wikipedia article on First-person narrative.
- Forced Feminization - In this type of play, there is a dominant person, of any gender, who forces a male (or, occasionally, a 'masculine' female) into taking on a feminine and submissive role. The submissive is often seen as unwilling and reluctant, hence the force - but, deep down, actually WANTS it to happen. For a more colorful explanation of the concept, click here or watch this video.
- Forum - A collection of public conversations (often called topics or threads), based on a particular theme. Each person's entry in a conversation is called a post. Forums may be divided up into sub-forums to further divide a theme into sub-sections. Here at LiL, we use forums for our roleplaying games - for example, the M&R Corporation forum has sub-forums for places like the Academy, Offices, Dungeons, etc.
- Gay - A term often used to describe someone who is homosexual, having a sexual or relationship preference for someone of the same sex.
- Gender Role - Refers to the set of social and behavioral norms that are considered to be socially appropriate for individuals of a specific sex. This may refer to the way people dress, speak, behave, etc. For more information, see the Gender Role article on Wikipedia. Compare this with the definition of Sex (the noun), which isn't always the same as gender.
- Goddess - A title submissives sometimes have to use to address a Mistress.
- Google Chrome - A free program used to browse websites on the internet. You can install it from this link. See the Browsers entry for other programs you can use.
- Heterosexual - Having a sexual or relationship preference for members of the opposite sex.
- Homosexual - Having a sexual or relationship preference for members of the same sex.
- IC - See In Character below.
- In Character (IC) - Anything written from the point of view of your fictional character is described in this way. Compare this to OOC (Out Of Character), which refers to you, the player behind the character, instead. When roleplaying with other people, you must always make their OOC (Out Of Character) wishes a priority - even if their character apparently isn't happy, it's vital to ensure that the player behind the character is still having fun.
- Internet Explorer (IE) - Microsoft's free program for browsing websites on the internet. Often comes as part of Windows, but can also be installed from this link. See the Browsers entry for other browsers.
- Isle Of Submission - This is a long-term development project that we hope to bring you in the future. It will be about an evil company, based on a remote island, that captures and feminizes men. It will be more heavily structured than our other games, in that you have to make choices, complete tasks and achieve goals in order to progress through the set 'chapters' of your character's story. You can read more about the concept here.
- Lacy Place - A fictional, evil casino, set just off the Las Vegas strip. It tricks men into gambling a special chip, which gets them heavily into debt with the casino. The only way for them to pay off the debt is to work there... and they only take female employees.
- LiL - Short for Locked in Lace.
- Lesbian - A woman who is homosexual, having a sexual or relationship preference for other women.
- Limits - These are things that you really don't want to happen to you or your character while you're playing here. Everyone has limits, even if they say they don't. Maybe it's extreme pain, or bondage, or a certain item of clothing you despise. Whatever it is, your playmates won't know about them unless you tell them. It's one of the many reasons why it's important to communicate with people when planning and playing out stories here.
- LMAO / LMFAO - Short for "laughing my ass off" or "laughing my fucking ass off" when chatting online.
- Locked in Lace (LiL) - LiL is a network of interactive, adult-only sites (including the one you're reading now) dedicated to the fascinating and frilly world of forced feminization, where you'll find role-playing games, stories, captioned images, blogs, news, games, general chatter and much more.
- LOL - Short for "laughing out loud" when chatting online.
- M&R Corporation - See The Corporation above.
- Magic - Magic is allowed in stand-alone stories and captions here on the Main site. However, it is not permitted in our roleplaying games, as they are set in the real world (or a close equivalent of it). This is to make the games accessible to as many people as possible, and ensure the experience stays consistent for everyone. Characters may still have a belief in magic (e.g. Wicca), but any threads where this plays a major role should be kept private, ideally with an OOC disclaimer to inform those who want to avoid it. It's also fine for a character to think they have magical abilities - but they can't actually prove it, so it should always be a possible that it's just in their imagination.
- Main Site - Our Main site - at https://lockedinlace.com/main/ - is the primary home of Locked in Lace, with forums, stories, captions, links and lots of other goodies. You must login to the Main site to access our roleplaying game sites.
- Masochism - Receiving pleasure from mental, emotional or physical pain or humiliation. The term refers to Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, whose novel Venus in Furs explores a sadomasochistic relationship.
- Master - A male character who takes on a dominant role to control and train the submissive characters. If you're looking for a Master, please don't bombard them with demands or put pressure on them. The masters here at LiL are usually not professionals, and are played by ordinary people just like you. And they cannot read your mind, so don't say they can do anything - communicate with them so they have some idea of what does and doesn't turn you on. The female equivalent is often a Mistress.
- Melissa Daniels - Owner and webmistress of Locked in Lace, in partnership with Renee Carter.
- Mozilla Firefox - A free program used to browse websites on the internet. You can install it from this link. It's the browser we recommend using, but others are available (see the Browsers entry for more.
- Mistress - A female character who takes on a dominant role to control and train the submissive characters. If you're looking for a Mistress, please don't bombard them with demands or put pressure on them. The mistresses here at LiL are usually not professionals, and are played by ordinary people just like you. And they cannot read your mind, so don't say they can do anything - communicate with them so they have some idea of what does and doesn't turn you on. The male equivalent is often a Master.
- Moderators - Contact one of these users if you have a problem on the site you need help with.
- Nominations - These are a way of showing appreciation for other users. You can nominate someone via the link in their profile, and see who has nominated you on your Account page. For more info, see the FAQ entry on Awards, Nominations & Achievements.
- Non-Player Character (NPC) - When taking part in our roleplaying games, you can write supporting characters into your main character's posts, to help tell the story (e.g. an extra girl, manager, client, guard, relative, ex-partner, etc). This extra character does not have a separate registered profile, because they don't need one. It's not the player's main character, and it's not a character played under another account, so therefore it's a Non-Player Character. You just need to ensure the supporting character is clearly distinguished from your main character (e.g. you could use different color text for their speech and thoughts).
- OMG! - Short for "Oh My God!" when chatting online, as an expression of surprise.
- OOC - See Out Of Character below.
- Opera - A free program used to browse websites on the internet. You can install it from this link. See the Browsers entry for other programs you can use.
- Orientation - See Sexual Orientation below.
- Out Of Character (OOC) - Anything written from the point of view of you, the real-life person sitting at your computer right now. Compare this to IC (In Character), which refers to anything said or done by your fictional, virtual characters on the site. When roleplaying with other people, you must always make their OOC (Out of Character) wishes a priority - even if their character apparently isn't happy, it's vital to ensure that the player behind the character is still having fun.
- Permalink - When people leave comments on items here at LiL, you will see a 'permalink' option next to each one. For forum posts, this is a number at the top-right of the post (e.g. #1). This link is simply the direct address for that particular comment. This means you can right-clicking on it and select Copy Shortcut or Copy Link Location, so you can then paste the link elsewhere.
- Player - The real-life person sitting at their computer when using our website. This is in contrast to any characters they create, which are fictional and virtual instead.
- PM - Short for Private Message (see below).
- Post - If you make a contribution to a conversation or story here at LiL, or leave a comment somewhere, your individual entry is called a post. A collection of posts collected together as one conversation is often called a topic or thread. And if groups of topics/threads on a similar theme are collected together in one place, this collection is called a forum.
- Private Message (PM) - A message that you send to another user, that nobody else on the site can see. PMs are extremely useful for getting to know one another and planning stories together. You have separate message boxes for each of our roleplaying games, as well as on our Main site, allowing you to keep messages on particular areas separated.
- Profile - Information about a player or character on the site is contained in that individual's profile. You can see a person's profile by clicking their name or profile image e.g. Curious Sissy.
- Ratings - Stories and captions here on the main site, and content within our roleplaying game sites, can have ratings to indicate the type of content they contain. G-rated content has no sex or nudity, R-rated content may have some nudity and softcore sexual situations, X-rated content involves more hardcore porn activities, and XXX-rated content isn't for the faint of heart (and we will remove anything we consider too disturbing).
- Real Life (RL) - You have a life away from LiL and your computer. So does every other user of this site. And this Real Life of yours must always take priority. Look after your friends, family, work colleagues, home, possessions - and most of all, yourself. Don't sacrifice things just to be here. And if there's a problem that needs to be dealt with in RL, then do it. If you can, let your friends know that you won't be around for a bit - you don't need to say why. They'll all understand and wait for you.
- ReLILtivity - We've invented this term to refer to the difference between the real-life timeline of you, the player, and the virtual timeline of your characters in your stories and roleplaying adventures. For example, a story that happens over an hour of your character's life may take days of your personal life to write. And as you get more involved in our roleplaying games, you'll find yourself in multiple stories at the same time, all of which happen at different points in your character's timeline. It can take a bit of getting used to, especially if one story has to happen before or after another for it all to make sense.
- Renee Carter - Owner and webmistress of Locked in Lace, in partnership with Melissa Daniels.
- RL - See Real Life above.
- Roleplay (RP) - When you create a character here at LiL and tell their story, you are playing the role of that character. It's a fictional character in a fictional world, but there can be elements of the real you in there of course - be it personality, looks, desires, or whatever. You can roleplay in our Corporation and Lacy Place games, where you'll find lots of characters, created by lots of different people, all interacting with one another. Just be sure to respect all the other players. And, most of all, enjoy it!
- ROTFL / ROTFLMAO - Short for "rolling on the floor laughing" or "rolling on the floor laughing my ass off" when chatting online. ROTFL is sometimes written as ROFL.
- Sadism - Getting personal pleasure, excitement or satisfaction from causing pain, suffering, or cruelty in various ways. Named after the Marquis de Sade, whose writings described the pleasure of inflicting pain on others.
- Sadomasochism - A combination of sadism and masochism. A sadomasochist enjoys both inflicting and receiving pain and cruelty.
- Safari - A free program used to browse websites on the internet, developed by Apple. You can install it from this link. See the Browsers entry for other programs you can use.
- Safeword - A word or phrase used by a submissive to end a scene because of genuine pain or other problems. The word "No" or similar terms should never be used as a safeword, because 'forced' scenes often involve the sub pretending to resist (e.g. pretending they don't want to be spanked). Instead, recommended words could be 'Green' (to say everything's fine), 'Yellow' (to ask the dom to slow down or back off a bit) or 'Red' (to say stop immediately). Here at LiL, the use of Private Messages and OOC comments makes safewords unnecessary, as problems can be communicated that way. But in real-life scenes, safewords are important.
- Science Fiction - Sci-fi is allowed in stand-alone captions and stories here on the Main site. However, our roleplaying games are set in the real world (or a rough equivalent of it), in order to make it accessible and consistent for all players. This is because most people prefer to play in a realistic setting, as they like to imagine things happening for real. So science fiction is generally prohibited. However, we do make an exception for advanced technology that is used to feminize people, for those who want instant or more complex transformations. But please be careful not to push it too far, and don't force it on other people who aren't interested in it. If we feel that you're taking the sci-fi elements too far, or if it's significantly disrupting other people's fun, then we will consider reining it in.
- Second Person - A writing style that is effectively directed at you - e.g. "you look around and feel lost", "you kiss her tenderly", "you wonder what to do next", etc. In our games and stories at LiL, however, people should write about their own characters, so the more appropriate styles are first-person (from the character's point of view) or third-person (writing as a narrator). Please remember that you should never write another character's speech or actions unless the player behind that character has given permission.
- Sex - As a noun, this refers to the chromosome makeup of a player or character (i.e. XX = Female and XY = Male). It often corresponds to the genitalia of the character, but not necessarily always. For more information see the Wikipedia article on Sex. Compare this to the definition of Gender Roles, as gender and sex aren't always the same thing.
- Sexual Orientation - Describes your emotional, romantic, and/or sexual attraction to males, females, both, or neither.
- Signature - A small amount of text and/or small images appears below every post you make. You can create a signature in your Account settings. Please keep signature images reasonably small, as large images can be distracting and/or interfere with the way the site is displayed on some devices.
- Submission - If you are being controlled or dominated by another person, and you do what they ask - either willingly or by force - you are submitting to them. Of course, here at LiL, any 'force' is only pretend, as the players being 'forced' really want it to happen, even if their characters in the games don't. That's why you must always ensure the player behind the character is happy.
- Switch - A person who has a preference for being both submissive and dominant (though not necessarily at the same time).
- Third Person - A writing style often used by people on our roleplaying forums and when writing stories. The player writes as a narrator (an invisible 'third person'), observing their character and describing what they're doing - e.g. "Curious Sissy did that", "He said", "She thought", "They decided" etc. Compare this to First Person, the other common style, where the writing is done directly from the character's point of view - e.g. "I did this", "I said", "I thought", "we decided", "we did", etc. For more on this, see the Wikipedia article entitled Third-person narrator.
- Thread - Also called a Topic. This is a collection of comments or messages (called posts) on a specific subject. A collection of threads in one place on a specific theme is often called a forum.
- Toys - 1. The physical objects used in a scene for erotic or sexual purposes e.g. whips, paddles, cuffs, blindfolds, gags, dildos, etc.
2. The submissive girls owned by the companies in our roleplaying games are often called Toys, because they exist for the company and its clients to 'play' with.
- Transgender (TG) - Where a person considers their gender identity to be different from the sex they were born into - e.g. a man who believes he is a woman in a man's body. It has nothing to do with sexual orientation - TG individuals can be straight, bi or gay. It can be a complex topic though. For more information, please see the Transgender article on Wikipedia.
- Underage - Any player or character that is below the age of 18 years is underage, and is therefore not allowed here, period.
- Vanilla - A term often used to describe people who do not participate in activities relating to BDSM, domination, submission, etc.
- Webmistresses - Refers to Melissa Daniels and Renee Carter, who own and run all of the Locked in Lace websites.
- WTF? - Short for "what the fuck?" when chatting online, as an expression of confusion.
- X-Rating - Used when an item of content (such as a story or caption) contains themes that are only suitable for adults to view (e.g. sex, violence, etc). The more X's in the rating (e.g. XXX), the more extreme it's likely to be.