Between pleasure and pain: a pilot study on the biological mechanisms associated with BDSM interactions in dominants and submissives
This research is the first study of some of the biological mechanisms of BDSM. It was conducted by the University of … continue reading “Study: Between Pleasure And Pain”
“…a kink environment has the potential to give pain a new vocabulary—which benefits both the chronically pained—and those trying to understand pain outside of its limited medical and socially constructed definition.”
Full article here.
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“Many successful visionaries throughout history, from artists to scientists and even politicians, have had well-documented kinks and fetishes that affected how they operated in their daily lives.
A wave of recent research has confirmed this: If it’s something
… continue reading “Article: Can Kinky Sex Make You More Creative? Researchers Claim BDSM Can Help People Achieve ‘Altered States Of Consciousness’”
According to the researchers, ‘topping’ is linked to the state which aligned with Csikszentmihalyi’s flow, while ‘bottoming’ is associated with both Dietrich’s transient hypofrontality and some aspects of flow.
The team says these activities also reduced stress and negative affect
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“It feels like an opportunity to completely let go and to be completely present at the same time,” said Gorgone, a 22-year-old Shibari model who was tied up that night. “There’s a certain release from anxiety you get from it.
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“As I’ve indicated in a number of other articles, recent robust research has found no correlation between BDSM and pathology, and indeed the research that attempted to connect BDSM to trauma often had underlying deeply flawed and biased methodologies,
… continue reading “‘Taboo’ Photos Reveal The Dual Lives Of Everyday People Who Practice BDSM”
“‘When it comes to sexuality, the discussion can become much more complex,’ McMullin admits. ‘We may describe ourselves as male or female, straight or gay, bisexual or transgender. At their core, these descriptors may define, to some degree, sexual
Aside from the ad for the new 50 Shades movie at the top, I also have a criticism about:
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“The researchers randomly assigned a person in each pair
Not a very in-depth article, but it offers a neurological and psychological “defense” of sadomasochism, and some insight to “flow” and “subspace”:
… continue reading “The New Yoga? Sadomasochism Leads To Altered States, Study Finds”
“Consensual sadomasochism was long considered pathological, but psychologists studying people interested in BDSM (bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism)