Could Bondage Be Good For You?

In response to recent attempts to stamp out more adventurous (sexual) lifestyles, as evidenced by the recent Pornhub Purge and the mass deletion of content from Tumblr a couple of years ago, this article, whilst in no way conclusive, is an interesting read.

The article, as published on the National Health Service website in the UK, begins with…

“Could bondage be good for you?”, is the somewhat surprising question asked on the Mail Online website.

This article is prompted by a Dutch study assessing the mental health of people into bondage-discipline, domination-submission and sado-masochism (BDSM) compared to those with more ‘vanilla’ sexual tastes.

The researchers make the case that there is an (in their view, mistaken) assumption that people who engage in BDSM practices have some sort of mental health disorder or mental distress.

They decided to test this assumption by analysing responses of nearly 1,000 Dutch BDSM ‘practitioners’ to a series of personality and wellbeing questionnaires and comparing them to a control group.

People who engaged in BDSM appeared to have a good mental health profile, and compared to control participants were:

  • less neurotic
  • more extraverted
  • more open to new experiences
  • more conscientious
  • less sensitive to rejection
  • had a higher sense of wellbeing

However, we don’t know how other Dutch BDSM participants (or the rest of the world) are faring. It could be that the people who chose to take part in this survey represent those with the best sense of health and wellbeing.

There’s certainly a case to be argued for the positive effects of spending any length of time in consensual bondage and captivity. I know that, following a particularly strenuous period of captivity, I frequently feel refreshed and renewed (and very tired!). I’m sure that many of you would say the same.

Visit https://www.nhs.uk/news/mental-health/fans-of-bondage-and-sm-report-better-mental-health/ to read the full article and go to https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2333244/Could-bondage-good-S-M-enthusiasts-healthier-neurotic-tamer-sex-life.html?ico=health%5emostread to read the original article from which the evidence is drawn.

Please comment your views here. I’m interested to know what you think.

Don’t forget to visit https://twitter.com/heavy_bondage and https://onlyfans.com/heavy_bondage to see how I ‘relax’.

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