15 Oct

BDSM Disclosure and Stigma Management: Distinguishing Possibilities for Sex Training

Tanya Bezreh

1 Emerson University, Boston, MA, United States Of America

Thomas S. Weinberg

2 Buffalo State University, Buffalo, NY, USA

Timothy Edgar

1 Emerson University, Boston, MA, United States Of America

Abstract

While involvement into the pursuits like bondage, domination, submission/sadism, masochism that fall under the umbrella term BDSM is extensive, stigma BDSM that is surrounding poses to professionals who want to reveal their interest. We examined danger facets associated with disclosure to posit just exactly how intercourse training may diffuse stigma and alert of risks. Semi-structured interviews asked 20 grownups reporting an interest in BDSM about their disclosure experiences. Many participants reported their BDSM interests starting before age 15, sometimes producing a period of anxiety and pity within the lack of reassuring information. Read More