‘Fifty Shades’ and the science of BDSM

Brad Sagarin
Brad Sagarin

The novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” introduced BDSM into polite public discourse – and now the movie version is set to be in theaters by Valentine’s Day.

If you’re wondering who in real life does this stuff and what effects it has on people, NIU psychology professor Brad Sagarin has some answers.

Sagarin, who conducts human sexuality research, blogs on the topic of BDSM on the Psychology Today website. The blog provides answers to five kinky questions, including: “How many people are into S&M?”

NIU psychology professors are regular Psychology Today contributors. They’ve been blogging monthly on the site for nearly two years.

Other blog entries have included:

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