Consensual Sadomasochistic Sex (BDSM): The Roots, the Risks, and the Distinctions Between BDSM and Violence

@article{Jozfkov2013ConsensualSS,
  title={Consensual Sadomasochistic Sex (BDSM): The Roots, the Risks, and the Distinctions Between BDSM and Violence},
  author={Eva Joz{\'i}fkov{\'a}},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
  year={2013},
  volume={15},
  pages={1-8}
}
  • Eva Jozífková
  • Published 11 August 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Current Psychiatry Reports
When practiced consensually, sadomasochistic sex is being increasingly accepted as an alternative sexuality. Here I suggest the possible evolutionary roots of the preferences, draw distinctions between violent, abusive and “healthy” practitioners’ partnership, provide clear behavioural markers of the respective situations, and underline some specific problems connected to this sexual preference. Some of the problems are well-known in the community of its practitioners, although they have not… 

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