bdsm

mental health

I Tried Rope Bondage as a Coping Mechanism for My Anxiety

It felt like yoga—a steady, reliable movement from discomfort to comfort and I was in control of the pace.
Tracey Duncan
4.9.19
bdsm

How to Tell if Your BDSM Relationship Is Abusive

A psychologist explains the line between a healthy exchange of power and potentially fatal abuse.
Matthew Terrell
4.4.19
Sex

Santa Is a Surprisingly Popular Sex Symbol

There’s a lot of sexual innuendo built into the story and mythology of Santa, and research shows people are...feeling it.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
12.26.18
Sex

The History of Sadomasochism Is Strange, Dark, and Occasionally Sweet

The ideas behind it originated in some dark places but have become much less creepy and more consensual over time.
Eric Spitznagel
8.21.18
Sex

Sex Advice From the BDSM Community That Anyone Can Use

They know something we don’t.
Grant Stoddard
3.16.18
Sex

The Psychology of Men Who Put Their Dicks in Tiny Objects

It’s called penis strangulation, and it’s dangerous.
Nick Keppler
9.29.17
mental health

BSDM Can Provide Profound Healing Experiences

"When submitting to someone I trust, I’m able to let go of my anxieties.”
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
8.29.17
Sex

Five Things Porn Tricks Us Into Thinking Everyone Does

Don't try these moves without a go-ahead from your partner.
Debby Herbenick
3.17.17
Asking for a friend

How Risky Is it to be Choked During Sex?

Maybe don't die in the throes of kink.
Elizabeth King
3.13.17
Asking for a friend

How Sick Can You Get From a Golden Shower?

And how sick are you for wanting one?
Alexandra Ossola
1.11.17