The Kinky Brain - The Neuroscience of BDSM
This book will explore questions about kink (BDSM) from a scientific perspective, although it also draws on my experience.
Hyperlinks in the Table of Contents are to drafts of the chapters in the blog.
Table of Contents
Part 1 - The Basics
BDSM Explained to the Vanilla
A Brief History of BDSM
BDSM Is Not Science, It’s an Art!
Kinks, Squicks and Kink-Shaming - Navigating Your Likes and Dislikes in BDSM
Part 2 - Sadomasochism
The Art of Bondage
Figging: the Kink of Putting Ginger in Your Butt
Choking - How Safe Is It?
Part 3 - Dominance/submission
What Happens in a Dominance/Submission Relationship?
Types of Dominance/Submission Relationships
The Origins of Dominance/Submission
Part 4 - The Neuroscience of BDSM
A Neuroscience Primer
The Physiology of BDSM
Pain Is Not Suffering
The Neuroscience of Spanking
Part 5 - Altered States of Consciousness
The Endorphin Rush: Myth or Reality?
Endorphins and Adrenaline - What Science Really Says
Altered States of Consciousness in BDSM
How to Achieve Sub Space
Sex, BDSM and Mysticism
Part 6 - Dangers and Abuse in BDSM
Obligations of the Dominant and the Submissive
Panic Attacks in BDSM Scenes
The Thin Line Between Consent and Coercion
How to Recognize Abuse in BDSM Relationships