Presentations

Our research team has made a number of presentations at Leather/BDSM and academic conferences. Below are slides from these presentations:

The Science of SM at the 2011 Southwest Leather Conference

From de Sade to the Dark Triad: SM in Shades of Gray at the 2012 Southwest Leather Conference

The Science of SM: Part Deux at the 2013 Southwest Leather Conference

Sadomasochism without Sex: A Research Study on the Dance of Souls and a Search for the Essence of SM at the 2013 Southwest Leather Conference

The Science of SM at CLAW 13 in 2013

Theories and Data: Measurable Changes in Body and Mind during SM at The Society of Janus in 2013

The Science of SM at the 2013 Leather Levi Weekend

Hormones, Pain, and Altered States: A Scientific Search for the Essence of Sadomasochism at the 2013 conference of The Community Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS)

The Science of SM: The Cutting Edge at the 2014 Southwest Leather Conference

The Science of SM: The Cutting Edge at Frolicon 2014

Evidence of Altered States of Consciousness during BDSM Play at the 2014 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) Conference

Norming BDSM at the 2014 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) Conference

Stress, Sex, and BDSM at the 2014 Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) Conference

Hooked together: Investigating a hook-pull in a BDSM context at the 2014 Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) Conference

Evidence of Altered States of Consciousness during Hook-pulls at the 2014 Association for Psychological Science (APS) Conference

The Science of BDSM at the 2014 Master/slave Conference

Master/slave Relationships: A New Scientific Frontier at the 2014 Master/slave Conference

The Science of BDSM: The Many Faces of Masochism and Sadism at the 2015 Southwest Leather Conference

Participation in Extreme Rituals Induces Altered States of Consciousness at the 2015 Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) Conference

Predicting Kink from a Dominant/Submissive Implicit Association Test at the 2015 Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) Conference

The Science of BDSM: The Many Faces of Masochism and Sadism at the 2015 Master/slave Conference

Charting the Course of Research on Master/slave Relationships at the 2015 Master/slave Conference

The Science of BDSM: What the BDSM Community Can Teach a Kinky World at the 2016 Southwest Leather Conference

Being Kinky Is Related to Lower Rape-Supportive Beliefs at the 2016 Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) Conference

Extreme Rituals and Negative Affect, Stress, and Social Bonding at the 2016 Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) Conference

The Surprising Normality of Self-Identified Sadists at the 2016 Association for Psychological Science (APS) Conference

The Science of BDSM at Galleria Domain 2 in 2016

The Essence of the Master, the Essence of the slave: Insights from the M/s Interview Study at the 2016 Master/slave Conference 

The Science of BDSM: Perceptions and Realities of BDSM Practice and the BDSM Community at the 2016 Master/slave Conference

The New Science of BDSM: Moving Beyond Pathologization toward Destigmatization at the 2017 Sexuality Preconference at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Stereotypical BDSM Practitioners? Depends on Role, Gender, and Who You Ask at the 2017 Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) Conference

The Science of BDSM: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future Research on Consensual Power Exchange at the 2017 Power Exchange Summit

The Science of BDSM: Lifecycle of a Research Project at the 2017 Master/slave Conference 

The Unique and Diverse World of M/s Relationships: Insights from the M/s Interview Study Part II at the 2017 Master/slave Conference