What Are Sexual Sadists and Masochists Up To?

Quite an interesting conclusion drawn from Dr. Justin Lehmiller‘s reader survey on sexual sadism and masochism. Through these two articles you can learn how common sadist and masochistic activities are and just what activities people are participating in—on both sides.

As Dr. Lehmiller notes, “it appears that the notion of “safe, sane, and consensual” is more than just a common saying and actually provides a true reflection of how sadomasochism is most frequently experienced in reality.” This is not the message portrayed in media, films and television. SM activities are more often associated with disturbed individuals.

What can be done to change that?