Psychological characteristics of BDSM practitioners.

@article{Wismeijer2013PsychologicalCO,
  title={Psychological characteristics of BDSM practitioners.},
  author={Andreas A. J. Wismeijer and Marcel A. L. M. van Assen},
  journal={The journal of sexual medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={10 8},
  pages={1943-52}
}
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