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Research on what draws people to bdsm

  1. 1. Research on what draws people to BDSM
  2. 2. <ul><li>I gained access to PsycInfo and began perusing research regarding BDSm and fetishes. Much of it lacked scientific methods of research and appeared to be based purely upon opinion.
  3. 3. All of the information that I had purchased to view and or browsed was purely based on males.
  4. 4. One document, suggested that a child would develop an interest in sadomasochism due to the parents behavior, particularly a domineering mother, encountered during what Freud labled the “anal” phase. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The information contained did little to explain dominant females or submissive males in sexual sadomasochistic role play.
  6. 6. It was 2009, almost 2010 and yet we students and the researchers we are role modeling after, are still unable or unwilling to study bdsm singles and fetishes utilizing scientific methods.
  7. 7. How does woman becomes interested in sadomasochism and domination?
  8. 8. We have stereotypes, rumors and opinions without any concrete scientific research.
  9. 9. Stated by Silverstein, Judith L., power and control elements are as frequent in girls' fantasies, as they are common with boys. However, this is just an interesting opinion, since it was not backed up by any data, or proof. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>According to Silverstein 1994, girls seem to have less overtly aggressive fantasies. They do have SM fantasies, but they don't go as far as the male fantasies.
  11. 11. Signifigant amounts of research has been conducted regarding sexuality or why women have sex, but no one has even touched on how fetishes develop, why people participate in bdsm, the differences if any between participants within bdsm compared to nonparticipants...
  12. 12. The current DSM does not consider consentual BDSm as a disorder however it reveals an ignorance that affects the kink community.
  13. 13. Bdsm, like any other group, has their own set of rules. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>The main three rules are: No Children, No Corpses and No Animals.
  15. 15. Another saying often heard at events is “Safe, Sane, Consentual”.
  16. 16. I suspected that people who participate in bdsm, per the “rules” of bdsm, are actually better educated and more intelligent than the average person.
  17. 17. I also hypothesize that this contributes to them seeking out different means of consentual sexual gratification.
  18. 18. I didn't discriminate any of the groups (hetero, homo or bi). </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>88% of the live participants achieved a Bachelors degree while 100% had completed highschool or a GED.
  20. 20. Educational attainment per the U.S. Census 2008 data taken from http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2010/tables/10s0226.pdf lists the following numbers:
  21. 21. Total persons . . . . . . . . . . 196,305 [For persons 25 years old and over (196,305 represents 196,305,000)
  22. 22. Less than high school 13.4
  23. 23. High school or GED 31.2
  24. 24. Some college 17.2
  25. 25. Associates degree 8.8
  26. 26. Bachelors 19.1
  27. 27. Advanced 10.3 </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Only 19.1% of Americans have attained a Bachelors degree according to the Us Census from 2008, whereas 88% of participants in BDSm have a Bachelors degree (Nov 2008 survey). </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>US Census Data from 2000
  30. 30. High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000
  31. 31. Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>According to the US Census in 2008, 296824 people surveyed regarding insurance, 38334 persons over the age of 18 were without health insurance.
  33. 33. Participants in BDSm 84% of the live respondants and 68.6% of the web respondants had health insurance.
  34. 34. Educational attainment per the U.S. Census 2008 data taken from http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2010/tables/10s0226.pdf lists the following numbers:
  35. 35. Total persons . . . . . . . . . . 196,305 [For persons 25 years old and over (196,305 represents 196,305,000)
  36. 36. Less than high school 13.4
  37. 37. High school or GED 31.2
  38. 38. Some college 17.2
  39. 39. Associates degree 8.8
  40. 40. Bachelors 19.1
  41. 41. Advanced 10.3 </li></ul>
  42. 42. <ul><li>I believe that bdsm and fetish participants require further research due to the complete lack of information and the few items available utilize sexual stereotypes, biases and unproven opinions.
  43. 43. To better understand individuals with fetishes or participants in bdsm, further scientific research is needed. </li></ul>

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