BDSM: Fact & Fiction

BDSM is a topic that many are ill informed about. No wonder, considering most of our knowledge about this sensitive topic tends to come from outlandish media portrayals of “the lifestyle.”

This presentation offers information from research studies and panelists, who are members of the BDSM/Leather/Fetish Communities, about the realities of what the BDSM lifestyle is, and is not, and how it works.

Questions that are answered include:

  •        What is BDSM?
  •        Is BDSM abusive?
  •       Do people in BDSM relationships have “regular” sex?
  •       What does a BDSM relationship look like?
  •       Am I normal for having “kinky” fantasies?

 

This presentation includes a 15 minute PowerPoint that describes and defines the BDSM relationship, covers some myths and misconceptions about people who practice BDSM, and offers some definitions for a working vocabulary. After this portion, the panel offers a brief description of themselves and allows the group to ask any questions they may have about the BDSM/Leather/Fetish Lifestyle. This part of the presentation can take 45 minutes to several hours, depending on the size and needs of the group. We highly encourage attendees to be open, honest, and curious. After more than 10 years and hundreds of presentations, we have yet to say “I don’t want to answer that question” to any respectful query.

We highly recommend that you take advantage of our full presentation package, which includes PDF files of pre- and post-panel materials, including a suggested reading list, a list of local BDSM/Leather/Fetish organizations and events, a pre-scene negotiation questionnaire, a sexual behavior questionnaire, and more.

We highly recommend this presentation for all courses covering material on sexuality, identity, orientation, deviance, socialization, and development as well as for workplaces, therapists, counselors, and social workers needing exposure to potential clients who may fit these categories.

Use this form to request this presentation.


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