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

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.

12/7/20: Brad Sagarin was interviewed for episode #2 of Kink! with Alix Fox.

09/16/20: Jennifer Erickson published a review of Ariane Cruz's The Color of Kink: Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography in the journal Sexualities. You can download a copy of the review from our publications page.

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3/26/21 - 3/28/21: The team will attend Kinky Kollege Spring Break! Details to follow.

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Brad Sagarin

Department of Psychology

Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL 60115