Sci­en­tists are announc­ing some­thing we’ve known all along: that BDSM isn’t just about sex. Science!

Good news! This is going to hurt. A LOT.

Folks in the fetish com­mu­ni­ty were excit­ed last year when a study showed BDSM should not be clas­si­fied as a men­tal ill­ness.

Now a new study is dig­ging up some facts we’ve known all along: That BDSM activ­i­ties can cause an altered state of con­scious­ness (they call it “flow,” we call it subspace).

These find­ings, they say, “hint that sado­masochism isn’t entire­ly about sex.”


Who needs a hint when it’s what we’ve been say­ing all along?

Oh well — it’s good to see BDSM get­ting some seri­ous study for once.

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