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

2/23/23 - 2/25/23: Taylor Mackenzie will present "The Egalitarian Monogamist and Other Embarrassing Identities: A Study of Stigma within the BDSM Community" at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference.

3/10/23 - 3/12/23: Hannah Tarleton and Jennifer Davis will present "A Conversation at the Intersection" and Taylor Mackenzie and Jennifer Davis will present "The Egalitarian Monogamist and Other Embarrassing Identities: A Study of Stigma within the BDSM Community" at the Leather Leadership Conference.

3/24/23 - 3/26/23: The team will attend Kinky Kollege Spring Break.

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MAIL TO:

Brad Sagarin

Department of Psychology

Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL 60115

OR

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bsagarin@niu.edu