Perks, problems, and the people who play: A qualitative exploration of dominant and submissive BDSM roles

  title={Perks, problems, and the people who play: A qualitative exploration of dominant and submissive BDSM roles},
  author={Ali H{\'e}bert and Angela D. Weaver},
  journal={The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality},
  pages={49 - 62}
Many bondage-discipline, domination-submission, sadomasochism (BDSM) practitioners identify as primarily dominant or primarily submissive. In the current study, BDSM practitioners with self-identified preferences for dominance or for submission described the traits that they feel make them well suited for their preferred BDSM role, their perceptions of benefits and challenges of BDSM generally, and the benefits and challenges of their preferred role. Semi-structured interviews were completed… 

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