Participate

Thank you for your interest in participating in our research! We are currently recruiting participants for three online studies.

Please keep checking back - more studies are posted on a regular basis!
 

STUDIES FOR EVERYONE:
  • (Posted: August 2018) The purpose of this study is to examine your thoughts and experiences regarding racial/ethnic inclusivity within the BDSM community. Individuals will also be asked demographic questions. Participation is completely anonymous. If you would like to participate, please click here. This study takes about 10 minutes to complete.
  • (Posted: August 2018) The purpose of this study is to assess attitudes about dominance and submission. In this study you will be asked to categorize dominant and submissive words and answer questions about your relationship and sexual activities. This study takes about 30 minutes to complete. If you would like to participate, please click here. Please note, you cannot take this survey on a mobile device. 

STUDIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ENGAGE IN POWER EXCHANGE/AUTHORITY TRANSFER RELATIONSHIPS:
  • (Posted: August 2018) The purpose of this study is to better understand the struggles and benefits of both Power-Exchange and non-Power-Exchange relationships. In this study you will be asked to complete the following: a) demographic questions, b) describe and rate the struggles and benefits of your current (or prior) Non-Power-Exchange relationship, c) describe and rate the struggles and benefits of your current (or prior) Power Exchange relationship, and d) a relationship satisfaction scale. This survey has some text entry. Participation is completely anonymous. If you would like to participate, please click here. This study takes about 20 minutes to complete.
THANK-YOU PIN


When you’ve completed a study, we would be delighted to send you a 2018 Science of BDSM vest/lapel participation pin (right) as a thank you for participating in our research. If you participated in a survey, there’s a place at the end of the survey to give us your mailing address so we can send you a pin. The address is submitted separately from the survey data, ensuring that your survey responses are completely anonymous.






NEED TO SEND IN A PAPER SURVEY?

MAIL TO:
Brad Sagarin
Department of Psychology
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

OR
EMAIL TO:
bsagarin@niu.edu