Psychotherapeutic Issues with “Kinky” Clients

@article{Nichols2006PsychotherapeuticIW,
  title={Psychotherapeutic Issues with “Kinky” Clients},
  author={Margaret Nichols},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  year={2006},
  volume={50},
  pages={281 - 300}
}
  • Margaret Nichols
  • Published 2 May 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Homosexuality
Abstract People whose sexual repertoire includes BDSM, fetish, or other “kinky” practices have become increasingly visible, on the Internet, in the real world, and in psychotherapists' offices. Unfortunately, the prevailing psychiatric view of BDSM remains a negative one: These sexual practices are usually considered paraphilias, i.e., de facto evidence of pathology. A different, affirming view of BDSM is taken in this paper. After defining BDSM and reviewing common misconceptions, a variety of… 
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