Is Sadomasochism a Destructive Form of Sex?

Resources used to support "No"

Society today typically views sadomasochistic behavior in the same judgmental way that behaviors such as masturbation and homosexuality were viewed in the past. Although traditional psychology has viewed it as a sexual disorder, due to recent changes in DSM-IV, sadomasochistic practices are no longer defined as necessarily pathological or psychologically unhealthy. People involve in S&M argue that society is censoring a consensual sexual practice between adults, which emphasizes the negotiation, and mutual respect between partners to encourage the utmost safety in its practice.



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