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teach BDSM in the schools

2016-09-01 21:59:09.087086+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

The Journal of Sex Research: Participating in a Culture of Consent May Be Associated With Lower Rape-Supportive Beliefs

With the recent national focus on rates of sexual violence, many interventions have been proposed, including those that focus on affirmative consent (e.g., “Yes Means Yes” campaign). The goal of the present study was to test whether individuals within a subculture with long-standing norms of affirmative consent—the bondage and discipline/dominance and submission/sadism and masochism (BDSM) community—report lower rape-supportive attitudes compared to individuals not from within this subculture. BDSM practitioner participants, adult participants from Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (MTurk), and college student participants completed measures of hostile sexism, benevolent sexism, rape myth acceptance, victim blaming, expectation of sexual aggression, and acceptance of sexual aggression. BDSM practitioners reported significantly lower levels of benevolent sexism, rape myth acceptance, and victim blaming than did college undergraduates and adult MTurk workers. BDSM practitioners did not differ significantly from college undergraduates or adult MTurk workers on measures of hostile sexism, expectations of sexual aggression, or acceptance of sexual aggression. Limitations and implications are discussed.

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#Comment Re: teach BDSM in the schools made: 2016-09-03 11:58:37.085033+00 by: meuon

I often look at the world through BDSM goggles. Protocol is real in that community, breaking it gets you punished or removed. The social hierarchy, role playing, Dom/Sub behavior are all in the non-BDSM world, just not as well defined and understood by the parties. More interesting in this case, they understand boundaries and permission. The mundane world gets in trouble because it doesn't and these issues are rarely addressed or talked about.

#Comment Re: teach BDSM in the schools made: 2016-09-06 21:08:47.368474+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yep. So much gets made explicit that we normally just fumble around with interpreting implicitly. Or ignore.

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