Friday, Sep 13, 2013 03:40 PM +0100
Study: Sadism more common than people think
"College students told to exterminate bugs showed "acts of apparent cruelty" and "everyday sadism," said researchers
People who enjoy being cruel are scarily prevalent, new research says.
There may be more sadists lurking in our midst than we’d like to think, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia and the University of Texas at El Paso. After offering a group of college students the chance to play exterminator and kill live bugs, researchers found “acts of apparent cruelty” and evidence of “everyday sadism”-a less pathological variety of deriving pleasure from being cruel."
‘Everyday Sadists’ Among Us
Specificity of Sexual Arousal for Sexual Activities in Men and Women with Conventional and Masochistic Sexual Interests
Sunday, Oct 6, 2013 08:00 PM +0100
Sexual deviancy is normal
"Even in extreme cases, there’s “some tension” about whether sadism indicates mental illness. Not for the squeamish."
Oct 12 2013 @ 9:04pm
How To Diagnose A Sex Deviant?
"To make any real moral traction, we must abandon the rhetoric of righteousness and instead turn our efforts to clarifying, using science rather than scripture, laws, or even (and especially) our own gut feelings, how a sexual act or orientation is harmful to those involved. In my book, at least, doing harm is the only thing that makes a person a pervert."
Oct. 7 2013 11:47 PM
What Is Truly Perverted?
"Over the 18 long months in which it was in production, Perv therefore evolved from being a light scientific treatment of weird sex to a book with an actual moral message. And that message turned out to be embarrassingly obvious, really. As a society, we’ve been dawdling over the irrelevant questions of what’s “normal” and “natural” for far too long."
October 9, 2013
We’re All Perverts
"Deviant sex, almost by definition, is bound to gross out more people than normal sex—but disgust doesn’t justify hatred.
The following is an excerpt from PERV: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us by Jesse Bering, published October 8, 2013.
You are a sexual deviant. A pervert, through and through."
October 17, 2013
You’re Doing It Right
10/24/2013 @ 7:28PM
Getting In Touch With Your Inner Sexual Deviant