an interesting insight about the therapeutic aspects of #bdsm – as a cathartic experience
The most useful analogy I’ve come up with to explain the appeal of humiliation in a BDSM context for me is: it’s like drag.
At its best, drag queens take femininity to such ridiculous extremes that it forces the audience to acknowledge the performance of Girl to be ridiculous in itself. It takes the piss out of femininity, out of the revered archetypes of Man and Woman that none of us can ever adequately live up to – which can be enormously cathartic to anyone who’s had their relationship to traditional gender roles used as a stick with which to beat them.
So having spent most of my life with an inner monologue observing what a worthless, pathetic, incompetent failure of a human being I am… There was something about hearing another person dial that up to 11 – in a safe, agreed-upon way – which was exactly what I…
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