An exploration of fetish social networks and communities

@inproceedings{Fay2016AnEO,
  title={An exploration of fetish social networks and communities},
  author={Damien Fay and Hamed Haddadi and Michael C. Seto and Han Wang and Christoph Carl Kling},
  booktitle={NetSci-X},
  year={2016}
}
Online Social Networks (OSNs) provide a venue for virtual interactions and relationships between individuals. In some communities, OSNs also facilitate arranging offline meetings and relationships. FetLife, the worlds largest anonymous social network for the BDSM, fetish and kink communities, provides a unique example of an OSN that serves as an interaction space, community organizing tool, and sexual market. In this paper, we present a first look at the characteristics of European members of… CONTINUE READING
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