By Caroline Shahbaz,Peter Chirinos

As as a result of fresh media curiosity, the perform of BDSM has develop into extra mainstream but continues to be marginalized. Now greater than ever, better numbers of hetero and LGBTQ are beginning to discover a few type of BDSM. even if, profound misunderstandings proceed resulting in unintended actual and mental damage.

Drawing on present examine and ethnographic narratives from the kink neighborhood, this publication seeks to supply psychotherapists with an introductory figuring out of the tradition and perform of BDSM, and offers particular healing issues concerning universal misconceptions. This publication strives to de-pathologize BDSM practices, whereas additionally offering concrete how you can distinguish abuse from consent, destructive codependency, and extra. choked with sensible feedback and wealthy case stories, this ebook belongs at the shelf of each therapist seeing BDSM and kink clients.

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