Safe, Sane, and Consensual: Contemporary Perspectives on Sadomasochism

Psychological and medical perspectives on sadomasochism have historically been concerned with understanding it as a form of psychopathology In the past but still often today studies of S M have been concerned with extreme and most often non consensual acts However, recently there has been growing interest in exploring the meaning of S M in non pathological ways TPsychological and medical perspectives on sadomasochism have historically been concerned with understanding it as a form of psychopathology In the past but still often today studies of S M have been concerned with extreme and most often non consensual acts However, recently there has been growing interest in exploring the meaning of S M in non pathological ways This book directly addresses this development, presenting some of the most recent cutting edge work on S M by leading international scholars who all seek to understand rather than pathologise This includes the latest thinking on theory and practice, academic community pieces, as well as the presentation of new empirical findings across the range of identities and practices that constitute S M.
Safe Sane and Consensual Contemporary Perspectives on Sadomasochism Psychological and medical perspectives on sadomasochism have historically been concerned with understanding it as a form of psychopathology In the past but still often today studies of S M have been c

  • Title: Safe, Sane, and Consensual: Contemporary Perspectives on Sadomasochism
  • Author: Darren Langdridge Meg Barker Robin Bauer Camelia Gupta Alessandra Iantaffi Dossie Easton William A. Henkin Richard A. Sprott
  • ISBN: 9780230517745
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Safe, Sane, and Consensual: Contemporary Perspectives on Sadomasochism”

    1. ILLtoc from a websiteIntroducing sadomasochism -- Situating sadomasochism / Darren Langdridge and Meg Barker -- The cultural formation of S/M : history and analysis / Kathy Sisson -- Themes of SM expression / Charles Moser and Peggy J. Kleinplatz -- Is SM pathological? / Peggy J. Kleinplatz and Charles Moser -- Sadomasochism and the law / Matthew Weait -- Theorising pain and injury -- Speaking the unspeakable : S/M and the eroticisation of pain / Darren Langdridge -- The 'bodily practices' of co [...]

    2. Safe, Sane, and Consensual is an amazing look at BDSM and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It presents the reader with information on BDSM from a social context as well as the normal positive practicioner view. The book not only challenges many of the notions and assumptions of the mainstream view on BDSM but also offers some reasoning as to why they exist as well as suggestions and phrasing that helps dispell incorrect assumptions and garner a level of understanding and sympathy. Langdridge & Barke [...]

    3. I read this as research for my own book and found it very informative. It dispelled multiple misconceptions I held about certain aspects of BDSM and those who engage in sadomasochistic acts. I would recommend this to anyone who's thinking about tackling anything BDSM related in their fiction writing.

    4. Strong collection in an under-explored area of psychological theory and application. Should be on any sex-therapist,-educator, or-researcher bookshelf. Some articles are more structured than others, but each lends strength to the overall presentation of the S/M literature as it stands.

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