Welcome to The Science of BDSM, the website for the Science of BDSM Research Team based out of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.
9/6/21: Jennifer Erickson's paper, "Challenge at the Intersection of Race and Kink: Racial Discrimination, Fetishization, and Inclusivity within the BDSM (Bondage-discipline, Dominance-submission, and Sadism-masochism) Community" (co-authored with Anna Slayton, Joseph Petersen, Hannah Hyams, Lori Howard, Shane Sharp, and Brad Sagarin) has been accepted for publication in Archives of Sexual Behavior. You can download a copy of the paper from our publications page.
5/18/21: Jennifer Erickson appeared on The Pleasure Principle podcast with Cara Griswold.
2/26/21: Jennifer Erickson's paper, "The Prosocial Sadist? A Comparison of BDSM Sadism and Everyday Sadism" (co-authored with Brad Sagarin) has been published in Personality and Individual Differences. You can download a copy of the paper from our publications page.
1/11/21: Brad Sagarin appeared on the Speak On podcast with Yolanda Copes-Stepney.
12/18/20: Bert Cutler's paper, "Partner Selection, Power Dynamics, and Mutual Care Giving in Long-term Self-defined BDSM Couples" (co-authored with Ellen Lee, Nadine Cutler, and Brad Sagarin) has been published in the Journal of Positive Sexuality. You can download a copy of the paper from our publications page.
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Department of Psychology
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115