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.

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11/3/22 - 11/6/22: Jennifer Davis will present "Subtle Sexism in Same-Sex Spaces" at the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality conference.

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Brad Sagarin

Department of Psychology

Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL 60115