The Kinky Brain - The Neuroscience of BDSM
This book will explore questions about BDSM from a scientific perspective.
Hyperlinks are to drafts of the chapters in the blog.
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Table of Contents
Part 1 - The Basics
BDSM Explained to the Vanilla
BDSM Is Not Science, It’s an Art!
Kinks, Squicks and Kink-Shaming
Part 2 - The Neuroscience of BDSM
Synapses and Neurotransmitters
Dopamine, Norepinephrine and Serotonin
Opioid Receptors and Endorphins
The Neuroscience of Spanking
Part 3 - Sadomasochism
The Art of Bondage
Figging: the Kink of Putting Ginger in Your Butt
Choking - How Safe Is It?
Part 4 - Dominance/submission
What Happens in a Dominance/Submission Relationship?
Types of Dominance/Submission Relationships
The Origins of Dominance/Submission
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
BDSM and Mysticism
Part 6 - Dangers and Abuse in BDSM
Panic Attacks in BDSM
The Thin Line Between Consent and Coercion
How to Recognize Abuse in BDSM Relationships
Drugs and BDSM
Should People with mental Conditions practice BDSM?
Can BDSM Be Therapeutic?