Sexual behavior and social adaptation among sadomasochistically-oriented males

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Publikationens författare: Sandnabba NK, Santtila P, Nordling N
Publiceringsår: 1999
Tidskrift: Journal of Sex Research
Tidskriftsakronym: J SEX RES
Volym: 36
Nummer: 3
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 273
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 282
Antal sidor: 10
ISSN: 0022-4499


The present study explored the sexual behavior and social adaptation of a sample of male sadomasochists. A total of 164 men who were members of two sadomasochistically-oriented clubs participated in the study. The numbers of heterosexual male and gay male participants were about equal. A semi-structured questionnaire containing items related to social, sexual, and psychological aspects of the participants' lives was used. The results showed that the participants were socially well-adjusted and that sadomasochistic behavior was mainly a facilitative aspect of their sexual lives, most participants being flexible in both sexual activities and sadomasochistic role-taking. Sadists were more likely to be younger and more sexually active than masochists.

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