BDSM is a Satisfying Lifestyle for Many, Study Finds
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Are BDSM practitioners more sexually satisfied than those who don't practice BDSM? It's quite possible, suggests new research in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Researchers surveyed 266 consensual "BDSMers" in Italy to learn more about their activities, sexual concerns, and satisfaction. (The acronym BDSM stands for bondage-discipline, dominance-submission, sadism-masochism.)
Men were more likely to play dominant roles, while women were more frequently in submissive roles. Roughly a quarter of the overall group switched between dominant and submissive roles.
Most participants did not have concerns about their BDSM fantasies and behaviors. They also appeared to be more sexually satisfied compared to a control group of 200 men and women who did not practice BDSM.
More details on the study, including information on favorite BDSM activities and the role of a supportive BDSM community, can be found here.
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