Current Study

We are currently collecting data for a study on fantasies and activities in the BDSM community. The study is completely anonymous and takes about 20 minutes to complete. In order to participate you must be 18+ and self-identify as being part of the BDSM/Leather/kink community.

If you choose to participate in this study, your responses will be anonymous. Participation in this study is voluntary. You may withdraw from the study at any time without penalty. If you have any questions, please contact Brad Sagarin at

At the end of the survey, there is an opportunity to provide your name and address to receive a Science of BDSM Research Team 2021 participation pin. Because participation opportunities were so limited in 2020, you may request a 2020 pin in addition, if you didn't have a chance to participate last year. The name and address are collected separately from your survey data to ensure that your survey data remain completely anonymous.

If you would like to participate, please follow this link:

When you’ve completed a study, we would be delighted to send you a 2021 Science of BDSM vest/lapel participation pin (left) as a thank you for participating in our research. If you participated in a survey, there’s a place at the end of the survey to give us your mailing address so we can send you a pin. The address is submitted separately from the survey data, ensuring that your survey responses are completely anonymous.