BDSM is good for the soul

Despite the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders listing it as a paraphilia (keep in mind that this is the oh-so-reliable publication that considered homosexuality as a disorder until the 70s), a recent study shows that people involved in BDSM scored better on various personality and psychological tests than vanilla folks. The study of 1336 people published by The Journal of Sexual Medicine found that those participants who identified as BDSM practitioners we not psychologically damaged or disordered, as is widely believed.

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