The kink community has recently entered into mainstream consciousness and conversation through exploits such as Fifty Shades of Gray, and other media outlets. While this may have sparked a general conversation about alternative sexual practices, it remains a controversial topic. In a modern day world where sexual liberation and empowerment are the main driving forces, it can be difficult to grasp how and why females of a modern society would engage in willingly relinquishing power within the kink play scene. The purpose of this study therefore is to explore and understand the dynamic between submission and the felt sense of empowerment. Furthermore, a discussion of implications for clinicians working with individuals within this community will be explored.
If you would like more information please contact the primary investigator, Kat Jones, MA. at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Branden Berkey at email@example.com.