Popular Press

"The Health Benefits of BDSM" by Sunny Megatron at about.com

"That Time I Tried BDSM Therapy" by Roc Morin in The Atlantic

"BDSM May Be The Most Mindful Type Of Sex, Study Finds" by Lea Rose Emery in Bustle

"Why Yoga and BDSM Are More Similar Than You'd Think" by Nicole Guappone at Complex

"There's a Big Benefit to BDSM That Nobody's Talking About" by Kate Hakala at Connections.Mic

"Feeling Anxious? Bondage Might Actually Help" by Frank Kobola in Cosmopolitan

"Here's What Fifty Shades-Style Sex Does to Your Brain" by Hayley MacMillen in Cosmopolitan

"Leisure Studies: Trying to understand a 'Grey' weekend" by Mike Danahey in the Elgin Courier-News

"Area residents divided on 'Fifty Shades of Grey'" by Adam Poulisse in the Daily Chronicle

"Can kinky sex make you more creative? Researchers claim BDSM can help people achieve 'altered states of consciousness" by Cheyenne MacDonald in Daily Mail

"S&M is GOOD for you: Researchers say sadomasochism can lead to an 'altered state of consciousness' similar to meditation" by Mark Prigg in the Daily Mail

"The Real Effects BDSM Has on Relationships" by Hayley Matthews at DatingAdvice.com

"Enjoy kink? Here's how to handle the 'drop' you may feel after you play" by James Besanvalle in Gay Star News

"Members of the BDSM Community Are Basically Consent Experts" by Suzannah Weiss in Glamour

"#BDSM benefits so great they should be taught to kids #newstudy" by Dr. Gloria Brame

"The New Yoga? Sadomasochism Leads to Altered States, Study Finds" by Stephanie Pappas in Live Science. This story also appeared as "Consensual Sadomasochism May Actually Lead to Altered States of Consciousness" in Huffington Post

"BDSM practitioners less likely to have victim-blaming attitudes in sexual violence cases" by Serina Sandhu at iNews

"BDSM and Meditation Are More Connected Than You'd Think" by Jess Joho in Mashable

"The Psychology of Sex: Some Like It Rough" by Alex Presley in Maxim

"Kinky Sex For Stress Relief: BDSM Creates Mindful Mental State To Make You Better In Bed And More Relaxed" by Lizette Borreli in Medical Daily

"How Kinky Sex Might Make You More Creative" by Steven Blum in Mel

"Whipping the Brain: The Mind-altering, Hallucinatory States of BDSM" by Gabriela Herstik in Mel

"'50 Shades' style sex promotes better attitudes to consent" by Alice Hearing at The National Student

"Spanking 'brings couples together'" by Linda Geddes in New Scientist

"Can Bondage Play Reduce Anxiety?" by Roni Jacobson in New York Magazine

"So, a Vanilla Monogamist Walks Into a BDSM Party" by Debra Soh in Playboy

"10 Things Scientists Discovered About Sex This Year" by Justin Lehmiller in Playboy [we're #6]

"Why Doctors Need to Pay More Attention to Their Kinky Patients" by Christy Duan in Quartz

"Kinky sex lifts our consciousness into a heightened state of 'flow,' according to a new study" by Lila MacLellan in Quartz

"'Kink Helped My Mental Health'. The Healing Benefits of BDSM" by Yasmin Lajoie in Refinery29

"BDSM Culture Can Make Women More Assertive In Work, Relationships" by Pallavi Prasad at The Swaddle

"This Valentine's Day, Try Kink to Spice Up Your Sex Life" by Dinsa Sachan at Rewire Me

"Why Kinky Sex Could Make You More Mindful" by Macaela Mackenzie in Shape

"This Kind of Sex Can Create an Altered Mental State" by Mandy Oaklander in Time

"Your Brain on BDSM: Why Getting Spanked and Tied Up Makes You Feel High" by Gareth May in Broadly

"BDSM Communities Are Less Rapey Than the General Population" by Steven Blum at Vice

"Six Myths about BDSM Debunked by Science" by Dr. Zhana at Volonte

"Could Teaching BDSM in Sex-Ed Reduce Rape?" by The Young Turks

"Armie Hammer Allegations an Example of What Distinguishes BDSM from Sexual Violence" by Jenna Ryu in USA Today


Brad Sagarin was interviewed for the Audible podcast Beast Master by Jamie Fullerton.

Jennifer Erickson was interviewed for the May 14, 2021 episode of The Pleasure Principle podcast.

Brad Sagarin was interviewed for the January 13, 2021 episode of Speak On.

Brad Sagarin joined the panel for the KinkyCast Year-End Discussion Group, episode #362 of the KinkyCast.

Brad Sagarin was interviewed for episode #2 of Kink! with Alix Fox.

Jennifer Erickson and Brad Sagarin were interviewed on episode #301 of the KinkyCast.

Brad Sagarin was interviewed on episode #266 of the KinkyCast.

Brad Sagarin was interviewed on episode #448 of the Erotic Awakening Podcast.

Kathryn Klement was interviewed on episode #19 of the The Science of Sex Podcast.

Brad Sagarin was interviewed on episode #164 of the KinkyCast.

Brad Sagarin was interviewed on episode #10 of the KinkyCast.

Ellen Lee and Brad Sagarin were guests at the BDSM psychology Q&A hosted by the Sex and Gender Lab.