The prevalence and some attributes of females in the sadomasochistic subculture: A second report

  title={The prevalence and some attributes of females in the sadomasochistic subculture: A second report},
  author={Eugene E. Levitt and Charles Moser and Katie Jamison},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
Nonprostitute women in the sadomasochism (S/M) subculture have been believed to be rare. A sample of 45 women from the S/M subculture of whom 34 were determined to be nonprostitutes was obtained. This sample is compared with a similar sample obtained by Breslow et al.(1985). Despite methodological differences between the present investigation and that of Breslow et al.,interstudy similarities permit conclusions about women in the S/M subculture in addition to the fact that they occur with… 

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