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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:

Ellen Lee and Bert Cutler will present "The Essence of the Master, the essence of the slave: Insights from the M/s Interview Study" at the 2016 Master/slave Conference in Washington, DC, September 1-5, 2016.

Brad Sagarin and Ellen Lee will present "The Science of BDSM: Perceptions and Realities of BDSM Practice and the BDSM Community" at the 2016 Master/slave Conference in Washington, DC, September 1-5, 2016.

Kathryn Klement, Ellen Lee, and Brad Sagarin will present "The New Science of BDSM: Moving Beyond Pathologization toward Destigmatization" at the 2016 Sexualities pre-conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference in San Antonio, TX, January 19-21, 2017.