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

6/20/22: Brad was interviewed for the Audible podcast Beast Master by Jamie Fullerton.

3/9/22: 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 published in Archives of Sexual Behavior. You can download a copy of the paper from our publications page.

Upcoming Events

9/1/22 - 9/5/22: The team will present "The Dimensions of Master/slave Relationships," "The Complex Nature of Consent," and "The Man I Loved But Never Knew" at the Master/slave Conference.

9/23/22 - 9/25/22: The team will present "The Science of BDSM" and "Lifecycle of a Research Project" at the Leather Leadership Conference.

10/14/22 - 10/16/22: The team will attend Kinky Kollege.

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How 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