Welcome to The Science of BDSM, the website for the Science of BDSM Research Team based out of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

Latest News

12/14/21: Jennifer Erickson will present "Gender Differences in Status and Discrimination Within Multiple BDSM Communities" at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

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.

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3/11/22 - 3/13/22: The team will attend Kinky Kollege Spring Break and the Leather Leadership Conference

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Brad Sagarin

Department of Psychology

Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL 60115