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BDSM Human Sexuality GPY 4245
Fall 2012 Katie Bender Jessie Craig
Megan Curry Corinne Hajnikova what domination.submission sadism.masochism bondage.discipline then now shoptalk true or false? Leopold von Sacher-Masoch 1836-1895 Marquis de Sade 1740-1814 The Kama Sutra Ch VII: Of the Various Modes of Striking and of the Sounds Appropriate to them 400 BCE - 200 CE Early Psychological views American Fetish bottom dom(me) play party safeword scene sub switch top vanilla BDSM is just an excuse for abuse Sadomasochism is a paraphilia BDSM is all about violence and pain Sexual Sadists are sociopaths "dom" or "top" - "domme" - "sub" or "bottom" - "switch" terms for the dominant role (usually male) term for the female dominatrix terms for the submissive role (usually female) An S/M session is called a
"scene" or "play" “An SM “scene” is a social interaction that involves the mutually consensual and conscious use, among two or more people, of pain, power, perceptions about power or any combination thereof, for psychological, emotional or sensory pleasure.“ roles Classic Roles teacher.student police officer.suspect owner.pet pain "sensations of pain rather than hurt" transformed pain sacrificial pain investment pain autotelic pain "pain transformed into pleasure" subspace: a trance-like state the Sub might reach. pain as a sacrifice The role of the Bottom is to suffer pain is unpleasant, but seen as a something to struggle through in order to get a reward more men relate to this way of thinking than women one who enjoys the hurt the hurting itself feels good total power
exchange 24/7 Slave consent to giving up all control for whole days, weeks, months even whole years at a time. rules apply even when not engaging in overtly sexual behavior with one
another. trust involved folsom street fair References childhood sexual trauma Higher rates of reported childhood sexual abuse in the bdsm population (Nordling et al., 2006).

Reported abuse in BDSM population:
7.9% men
22.7% women

Reported abuse in general population:
1-3% men
6-8% women Attempted Suicide:
38.9% of abused respondents
3.6% of nonabused respondents

more injuries
women more masochistically oriented. what is normal? Study that measured levels of psychological distress, mental instability, and authoritarianism did not find any results that supported the idea that bdsm practitioners are more unstable, etc, than any other population. They do not vary from the norm. (Cross & Matheson, 2006).
Other studies support these findings (Richter et al., 2008). Treatment for non-pathological clients (most clients) Clients who practice BDSM but do not meet the DSM criteria (not significantly distressed, not impairing their lives). Presenting problem is not BDSM.

Clients often must educate their therapists, who hold negative stereotypes or pathologize inappropriately.

Need to be sensitive and not view BDSM as dangerous or pathological in most cases, but rather as a "leisure activity." limits of consent
Downing, L. (2004). On the limits of sexual ethics: The phenomenology of autassassinophilia. Sexuality & Culture: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, 8(1), 3-17 Lust murder, or autassassinophilia treatment Old view of bdsm as a psychopathology

Krafft-Ebing's "Psychopathia Sexualis"

Still in the DSM

True sexual sadism and sometimes masochism should be addressed.

These people may not often reveal themselves in therapy.

Consent issues in extreme cases such as lust murders. aftercare RACK Risk Aware Consensual Kink

Generally used in more risky situations or scenes. Acknowledging risk.

Edgeplay SSC Kink community's slogan.

Acknowledging risk, emphasizing communication, well-being of play partners.

Can agree to pushing limits. negotiating a scene LIMITS
roles
expectations
length of scene
health/safety
sexual contact aftercare
safewords:
red
yellow
green consent Consent is an extremely important aspect of bdsm.

It is almost always explicitly negotiated before people play together.

If an individual does not seek and receive consent before touching/interacting with another, it is considered very bad manners and the community may ostracize that individual. community munch Sexual Masochists would enjoy being hurt in an accident play roleplay animal roleplay edgeplay sensation play impact play
wax play
temperature play
tickling and feathers
mummification Most common animals include:
•canids (pup, dog, wolf)
•felines (cat, kitten, lion)
•equines (pony, horse) age play
medical play
animal roleplay mummification wrap the person either head to toe or neck to toe
various materials can be used
saran wrap, clingform, cloth, bandages, bodybags, or straitjackets
end result is a person completely immobilized
sensory deprivation
sensually stimulated Japanese Bondage Terms:
kinbaku = “to tie” or “to bind”
kinbaku-bi = “the beauty of tight binding”
shibari = bondage art
nawashi = rope master
asanawa = natural fiber ropes
katas = specific rope designs & their aesthetic rules tools
of the trade subgroups scenes Encompasses specific activities where participants embody their chosen roles and practices. An erotic form of roleplay where a person takes on the appropriate mannerisms and behaviors of a chosen animal. scene can be acted out with one or more participants all taking on the animal charactera partner can take on other roles aside from the animalridertrainercaretakerbreeding partner Altered mind-spaces are created when a human voluntarily transforms from a human being to animal status. knifeplay
fireplay
gunplay A practice that involves restraining a person’s body in a non-damaging way in order to enhance feelings of total bodily helplessness. History:
began during the Edo period
originally used to secure prisoners
intricate patterns emerged
represented prisoner’s crime
indicated social status Shibari:
allows for two uncomfortable positions
one is tolerable but exhausting
the other is painful but allows rest Restraints:
bondage cuffs
bit and ball gags
collars
testicle cuffs and humbler
monogloves Sensory Deprivation:
vacuum beds
gas masks Physical Stimulation:
floggers
nipple clamps
spanking paddles Bondage Furniture:
St. Andrew’s Cross
spanking bench
queening stool or smotherbox
fisting slings and swings BDSM is an umbrella term that encompasses many semi-organized subgroups and lifestyle choices for example: Old Guard
T.N.G
Pro Dom(me)
Samois
National Leather Association old guard A label placed on the men’s leather community that formed during the mid-late 1950s. This group of men is often seen as the forefathers of the kink lifestyle Origins:
gay soldiers returning home from WWII
gay motorcycle clubs A sort of uniform evolved for the Old Guard so that other members could be easily identified. Ritual Formalism:
attire
unspoken rules
social mores Diagnostic criteria for 302.83 Sexual Masochism

(DSM IV - TR)

A. Over a period of at least 6 months, recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving the act (real, not simulated) of being humiliated, beaten, bound, or otherwise made to suffer.

B. The fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. Diagnostic criteria for 302.84 Sexual Sadism

(DSM IV - TR)

A. Over a period of at least 6 months, recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving acts (real, not simulated) in which the psychological or physical suffering (including humiliation) of the victim is sexually exciting to the person.

B. The person has acted on these urges with a nonconsenting person, or the sexual urges or fantasies cause marked distress or interpersonal difficulty. Diagnostic criteria for 301.7 Antisocial Personality Disorder

(DSM IV - TR)

A. There is a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others occurring since age 15 years, as indicated by three (or more) of the following:

(1) failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest
(2) deceitfulness, as indicated by repeated lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure
(3) impulsivity or failure to plan ahead
(4) irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults
(5) reckless disregard for safety of self or others
(6) consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations
(7) lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed., text rev.). Washington, DC: Author.

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