An Actual Favourable Outlook on BDSM
March 22, 2011 | ~1 min read time.

I came across this article this morning while perusing the news and I was impressed with its mostly correct assessment about what BDSM is, how most practitioners are very careful about consent, and so on.

If only more articles were in this vein. It's interesting to note that shortly after talking about "sexual sadism" and "sexual masochism" and how these are still considered psychological disorders, the author goes on to say that if you own a sex sling or a pair of fuzzy handcuffs "you're not crazy. You're just kinky, and kinky is not a mental disorder."

Despite propping up BDSM favourably, it seems the author is somehow trying to justify his own use of fairly low key tools that the majority of people have played with sexually while not necessarily thinking they are practicing BDSM of any sort. Even if it does fall under that umbrella as well.

Whatever floats his boat, you know?

As a side note, I had a good laugh at one of the comments on this piece by a user called Alan. It says "In such an article, is it disappointing to see such blatant stylistic errors such as not capitalizing "Dominant"." Clearly this person spends far too much time on collar.me and/or bondage.com chat channels.