WIITWD is an acronym in the alternative sexualities community for “What it is that we do“. It is also sometimes written WIIWD (What it is we do). It is intended to include all activities that the mainstream would consider “Kinky”.
The term was developed in Usenet newsgroups when individuals pointed out that the popular term BDSM applied to only a fraction of the community. Some people, such as those solely into infantilism or cross-dressing do not get involved at all in the bondage, D/s or sadomasochism scenes, and as such reject the label BDSM, but still consider themselves part of the alternative community. Many also eschew the terms “fetish” or “kink”.
So, in an attempt to be all-inclusive, the term “WIITWD” was developed and has enjoyed some popularity.
The term is purposely vague and broad, and many are not satisfied with it for that very reason. It has been said that nearly any sexual activity could be included under the acronym. The general policy, therefore, is to use WIITWD only in rare cases where there is a need to refer to the broadest possible group.