SAM is an acronym for "Smart-assed Masochist". This is typically someone who claims to be a bottom or submissive, but who is usually looking to provoke or manipulate a top or dominant into performing some desired type of scene with them, such to tie them up or to flog them.
Characteristics of a SAM include:
- Sarcastic, or
- Bad or inappropriate behaviour (especially in front of others).
Key ideas associated with a SAM:
Being a SAM isn't necessarily a bad thing, as long as it is an open and honest game with the target top or dominant.