Sensible BDSM?

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder-Fourth Edition says that acts of sexual masochism and sadism are considered to be serious deviations from normal mental health.

Although they are not listed as disorders unless it causes harm or stress to anyone, it is still a huge black mark on BDSM. It makes people think that BDSM is not a good type of sexual activity to engage in but rather something that’s deviant in its own particular nature.

BDSM is not considered to be a disorder in any kind unless it is something that is harmful to people or is going to be too stressful to a participant. Still, the fact that BDSM was even mentioned in this report to begin with is not a good sign in the first place.

It clearly suggests that there is some kind of stigma against BDSM that entails people being troubled because they like to whip people or beat each other while having sex instead of just having sex straight-up.

However, people who enjoy BDSM are anything but insane. BDSM just might be more sensible than most other forms of sex or kink to begin with. It’s something that is not only consensual but is also planned out in advance.

In addition, the newest edition of the DSM may found that it is not some sign of a mental disorder like many people think it is.

This is all not to say that a person who has been identified as being as deviant according to the DSM is someone who will be emotionally hurt as a result of this label. Still, it’s a label that will hurt the opinions of a person that everyone else might have.

It’s a real hassle but it’s one that doesn’t have to dominate the discussion.

BDSM is something that’s safe and fun to play with when it’s controlled right. It’s clearly not something for everyone but it’s always something to consider when finding a new way to engage in sex.

Tom Douvia

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