Can #bdsm be good for emotional health?

 

 

The “bdsm old guard” says there is no place for mentally or emotionally unstable individuals in #bdsm. Certainly, most people would not want an unstable individual to break down in a bdsm scene. There are some who believe the lifestyle is beneficial for them or their partner because it reduces or provides an outlet for emotional instabilities.

I recently reblogged a  post from a person who said he was able to redirect  his suffering wherein

Pain and fear were  a certainty within a family where I grew and where I sought to escape

by subverting that pain into pleasure:

 

Within submission, I am myself, finding comfort at the hands of someone who has pleasured me with pain and control

 

Miss Kendal, a spanking dominatrix, wrote on the topic:

I don’t think it’s odd that the kink world is filled with people who do struggle with mental health worries…the reason it is perhaps more apparent in the kink world is that, by the very nature of what we do, we are generally extremely honest and emotionally aware people…[and] we are able to discuss any mental health issues we do face more openly with one another

She lists several reasons why practicing kink can be therapeutic. The principal reason is:

Share yourself, talk to other people about your feelings and desires.
  • Honesty and openness are the cornerstones of BDSM. It begins instantly, almost unlike any other human relationship.  You regularly communicate your feelings and desires to play partners (whether Pro or not).

Many people can overcome mild, non-specific depression by establishing communication with another. The raised endorphin effect that often happens during an intense session can alter one’s mood.

She concludes:

To me it seems fairly natural for play or sessions to feel helpful to your mood, even if only for a short time.  I don’t believe anyone should use kink as their only means of dealing with mental health problems, but I do think it can prove to be beneficial for the right person…why shouldn’t you use kink to enhance your happiness?

 

 

 

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About dave94015

interested in alternative relationships, visual artist, erotic romance writer and reviewer of erotica, drug rehab clinic intern - mid 20's
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One Response to Can #bdsm be good for emotional health?

  1. naughtynora says:

    I think that yes, it is good for emotional health to be brave enough to honestly communicate your sexual desires, whatever they may be. Most people struggle with something, whether it is emotional health, mental health, or some aspect of physical health. Just my two cents 🙂

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