Here Are The Fascinating Reasons People Love Having Kinky Sex So Much, According To Science

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Are you like me and have ever thought to yourself, “Why do so many people in the world seem to love kinky sex like BDSM so much?”

We know for a fact, just from our own experience here writing about it, that people are fascinated with kinky sex, but why?

Turns out that there is actually a scientific explanation for it.

According to Broadly

It may conjure up images of bondage, discipline, sadomasochism, dominance, and submission, but many BDSM practictioners attribute the pleasurable pain of their fetish to the endorphin rush that accompanies the acting out of their fantasies. There’s even a word for the state of a submissive’s mind and body during and after consensual kinky play: subspace, often described as a “floaty” or “flying” feeling.

“For all of us, endorphins bind to opiate receptors to naturally relieve pain,” explains Maitresse Madeline Marlowe, a professional dominatrix who also works as a performer and director for Kink.com, a leading BDSM content producer. “Since BDSM play can include power exchange and masochistic acts, endorphins are one of the most common neurotransmitters [produced].”

In other words, as good as normal sex is, when we ramp it up to BDSM levels we feel even more “high” than with just regular sex.

“Like many potentially stressful or extreme experiences (e.g., sky-diving, fire-walking), individuals’ bodies react to that stress when they engage in BDSM,” Science of BDSM researcher Kathryn Klement told Broadly. “We interpret these cortisol results to mean that when people engage in BDSM play (as the receiver of sensations) or extreme rituals, their bodies release a hormone usually associated with stress. However, we’ve also found that people subjectively report their psychological stress decreasing, so there is a disconnect between what the body is experiencing, and what the individual is perceiving.”

Anyone else thinking what I am now thinking?

Sex WHILE sky-diving or fire-walking!

Check out the entire story, because there is much more, over at Broadly.

H/T FHM