Differences and Similarities Between Gay and Straight Individuals Involved in the Sadomasochistic Subculture

  title={Differences and Similarities Between Gay and Straight Individuals Involved in the Sadomasochistic Subculture},
  author={N. Nordling and N. K. Sandnabba and P. Santtila and L. Alison},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={41 - 57}
  • N. Nordling, N. K. Sandnabba, +1 author L. Alison
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Homosexuality
  • Abstract Results from some new analyses as well as a selective review of the results of six empirical studies on a self-identified sample of sadomasochistically-oriented individuals (22 women and 162 men) with an emphasis on differences between gay and straight participants are presented. The gay male respondents seemed to be better educated, to hold white-collar occupations and to be more sadistically oriented. The gay male respondents became aware of their sadomasochistic preferences and had… CONTINUE READING
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