• Kinky Sex

“Mommy porn” like 50 Shades of Grey has made more people aware of and curious about kinky sex (defined as normal and fun by some), which includes “Bondage, Discipline, Dominance, Submission, Sadism and Masochism, also known as BDSM.”1

Kink is described by healthline.com as “any sexual practice that falls out of convention — commonly considered acts such as loving touch, romantic talk, kissing, vaginal penetration, masturbation, and oral sex.”2 Forms of fantasy role-playing, fetishes, group sex and exhibitionism could also fall under kink.

The sourced articles below should provide more information for those curious about everything from role-playing to being tied up.

  1. When It Comes To ‘Vanilla Sex,’ No Two People Taste The Same Flavor

    “I received 4,242 responses, from people aged 18 to 71 living everywhere from middle America to Australia, according to their self-reporting. I asked three demographic questions: age, location, and gender. I then asked two free response questions: ‘What sexual activities do you consider *vanilla*?’ and ‘What sexual activities do you consider *kinky* or NOT *vanilla*?’ … I didn’t ask for people’s race, sexual orientation, religion, or marital status—all things that can impact opinions on sex. But I did get a lens with which to view how people beyond my narrow set think about sex now.”

    Anna Iovine, vice.com, 2/14/2019

  2. 1 In 5 Of Your Friends Is Getting Kinky — Should You Be Too?

    “While the word kink doesn’t have a medical or technical definition, it’s generally any sexual practice that falls out of convention — commonly considered acts such as loving touch, romantic talk, kissing, vaginal penetration, masturbation, and oral sex.”

    Sarah Aswell, Medically reviewed by Janet Brito, PhD, LCSW, CST, healthline.com, 12/11/2017

  3. 11 Of The Most Common Sexual Fetishes

    “While people use the terms ‘fetish’ and ‘kink’ interchangeably, a kink means an activity or behavior that someone enjoys that exists outside the ‘norm’ of ‘traditional’ sex. Someone’s kink may be bondage, and they may be incredibly excited when they’re tied up…or someone may have a bondage fetish, and their entire sexuality may revolve around restraint.”

    Sophie Saint Thomas, allure.com, 11/1/2017

  4. Why Kinky Sex Could Make You More Mindful

    “But while you probably think of mindfulness as something you do on a yoga mat, what if we said that it also has a rightful place between the sheets? According to a new study, getting freaky can deliver major mindfulness benefits.”

    Macaela Mackenzie, shape.com, 9/30/2016

  5. The Science Of What Excites Kinky People Doesn’t End With Armchair Psychology

    “Most general medical discourse about kink focuses on unpicking early childhood trauma, emotional disturbance or abuse (as experienced by the protagonist in Fifty Shades of Grey). … But when it comes to consensual kink, we could greatly benefit from more focus on the physical.”

    Nichi Hodgson, theguardian.com, 2/14/2015

  6. Kinky Sex: 6 Science-Backed Benefits Of BDSM

    “It’s no secret the trilogy and impending release of the movie Fifty Shades of Grey has sparked our curiosity of the taboo 6-for-4 deal acronym: Bondage, Discipline, Dominance, Submission, Sadism and Masochism, also known as BDSM or S&M. Kinky sex has been defined not by what it is but by what it’s not, and unfortunately, that means others’ misconceptions about couples who follow this lifestyle.”

    Lizette Borreli, medicaldaily.com, 2/10/2015

  7. Kinky Sex Survey Says: You’re Not As Deviant As You Think

    “The overarching takeaway from this survey of about 1,500 Canadian adults is that sexual kink is incredibly common.”

    Elizabeth Nolan Brown, reason.com, 11/11/2014

  8. A Beginner’s Guide To Kink

    “So if you’ve ever thought about tearing a page out of Fifty Shades of Grey, we’re here to help.”

    Kenny Thapoung, womenshealthmag.com, 6/18/2014

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Footnotes

1. medicaldaily.com, 2/10/2015

2. healthline.com, 12/11/2017