Psychological characteristics of BDSM practitioners.

@article{Wismeijer2013PsychologicalCO,
  title={Psychological characteristics of BDSM practitioners.},
  author={A. Wismeijer and M. V. van Assen},
  journal={The journal of sexual medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={10 8},
  pages={
          1943-52
        }
}
  • A. Wismeijer, M. V. van Assen
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The journal of sexual medicine
  • INTRODUCTION It has been generally thought that the practice of bondage-discipline, dominance-submission, sadism-masochism (BDSM) is in some form associated with psychopathology. However, several more recent studies suggest a relative good psychological health of BDSM practitioners. AIM The aim of this study was to compare scores of BDSM practitioners and a control group on various fundamental psychological characteristics. METHODS For this aim, 902 BDSM and 434 control participants… CONTINUE READING
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