Psychotherapeutic Issues with “Kinky” Clients

  title={Psychotherapeutic Issues with “Kinky” Clients},
  author={M. Nichols},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={281 - 300}
  • M. Nichols
  • Published 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… CONTINUE READING
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