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

5/18/23: Hannah Tarleton was awarded the Leather Leadership Conference's Jack McGeorge Living Leadership Graduate Academic Scholarship!

Upcoming Events

7/28/23 - 7/30/23: The team will present "A Conversation at the Intersection" and "Stigma within the BDSM Community" at Southwest Decadence.

8/3/23 - 8/6/23: Brad Sagarin will present "The Prosocial Sadist" and "The Dimensions of Master/slave" at the Guild of Deviated Standards conference.

8/31/23 - 9/4/23: The team will attend the Master/slave Conference. Presentations to be announced.

10/20/23 - 10/22/23: The team will attend Kinky Kollege Homecoming.

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Brad Sagarin

Department of Psychology

Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL 60115