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

09/16/20: Jen published a review of Ariane Cruz's The Color of Kink: Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography in the journal Sexualities. We will upload a copy of the review to our publications page as soon as it is available.

04/04/20: Brad was interviewed for an article by Gabriela Herstik, "Whipping the Brain: The Mind-altering, Hallucinatory States of BDSM" in Mel Magazine.

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9/28/20, 7pm Central: Galleria Domain 2 and Twisted Tryst host a "Chat with Dr. Brad Sagarin about the Science of BDSM". Details coming.

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Brad Sagarin

Department of Psychology

Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL 60115