The Science of BDSM: Data Blitz

Over the past six years, many SWLC attendees took time out of their conference to fill out surveys, match words, and circle ‘e’s. This year, we are back to share the results of the research that you made possible!

We’ll begin with a study that examined the relationship between stress and sex (do people have more or less sex when they’re stressed out, and does this change if they’re into BDSM?). We’ll move on to studies of clusters of BDSM activities (if someone’s into ice, do they also play with fire?), stereotypes of BDSM practitioners (they’re not all bad, though “50 Shades of Grey” didn’t help), and a possible benefit of Master/slave relationships (spoiler alert: they help conserve the willpower of the slave). We’ll finish with a study conducted in collaboration with Edgewalkers that examined altered states of consciousness and other psychological effects of hook pulls and hooked suspensions.

Join us for the 2018 SWLC Data Blitz!     

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