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Article: BDSM Kinksters Healthier Than Vanilla People

Although the concept is something that us kinksters seem to have been aware of for some time; a recent study seems to have opened up the eyes of the scientific community.

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“Despite the fact that their sexual preferences are listed in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as potentially problematic, people who play with whips and chains in the bedroom may actually be more psychologically healthy than those who don’t.”

“A new study finds that practitioners of bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism, or BDSM, score better on a variety of personality and psychological measures than “vanilla” people who don’t engage in unusual sex acts. A new study, published May 16 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, finds that, in fact, BDSM practitioners may be better off psychologically than the general public.”

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http://www.livescience.com/34832-bdsm-healthy-psychology.html

Article: Pain brain regions also active during female orgasm

I found an article that I thought might be of interest to some of my blog readers. Here’s an excerpt, with a link to the full article below.

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What happens in the female brain during an orgasm? It certainly doesn’t lie back and think of England, as the saying goes. In fact there’s rather a lot going on, according to a study on women who volunteered to stimulate themselves to orgasm while having their brains scanned.

Knowing what goes on in the brain during orgasm won’t just help women who are unable to reach sexual climax: it could also have implications for depression, pain, even obesity.

So says Barry Komisaruf, from Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, who’s here this week at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting to present a video which shows for the first time what goes on inside a woman’s brain during an orgasm. And as many men have long suspected – it’s complicated.

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