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Welcome to The Science of BDSM, the web site for the Science of BDSM Research Team. Here you can find copies of our publications, slides from our presentations, links to media reports about our research, a bibliography of books and papers on BDSM and related topics, and biographies of the members of our team. We also blog at scienceofbdsm.blogspot.com, tweet @scienceofbdsm, post at https://www.facebook.com/bdsmscience, and share news via email (to join our mailing list, send a request to bsagarin@niu.edu).

Upcoming presentations and events:

The Southwest Leather Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, January 18-21, 2018. The team will present "The Science of BDSM: Data Blitz"

Ellen Lee will present "A Possible Benefit of Kinky Authority Transfer Relationships: Conservation of Willpower" and Jennifer Erickson will present "Altered States of Consciousness in Extreme Rituals" at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, March 1-3, 2018.