Sadomasochism: Powerful Pleasures

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Sadomasochism: Powerful Pleasures

Kleinplatz, P. J. & Moser, C. (2006)

To gain a broader understanding of human sexuality, the study of SM is crucial for what it reveals about us as sexual beings. This interdisciplinary collection dispels myths surrounding SM, bringing together leading scholars from the fields of sexology, psychology, sociology, and medicine, alongside queer studies and sexual minority advocacy. Experts such as Susan Wright, MA, Margaret Nichols, PhD, Thomas S. Weinberg, PhD, Odd Reiersol, PhD, Svein Skeid, Rebecca F. Plante, PhD, Niklas Nordling, MPsych, and N. Kenneth Sandnabba, PhD, among other stellar authorities, reveal research findings, clinical data, and critical thinking about sexuality that lies beyond “vanilla.” The realization of SM desires and their acceptance are explored in detail. Sadomasochism: Powerful Pleasures is valuable, insightful reading for mental health professionals, students, sex educators, sex counselors, sex therapists, sex researchers, sexual health workers, sociologists, sexual minority groups, and anyone interested in learning more about kink.

Sadomasochism: Powerful Pleasures answers questions such as: What is the nature of SM relationships? How do mental health professionals regard and treat SM practitioners? Does increasing visibility of SM imagery decrease stigma or create added problems? What can ordinary lovers learn from those we have marginalized about the farther reaches of human erotic potential


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