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Kinky Sex: When Did BDSM Become So Wildly Popular?

June 9, 2010
Kinky Sex: When Did BDSM Become So Wildly Popular?
AlterNet
 
…DSM-IV, which was published in 1992, defined kinky behavior as a “paraphilia,” a fancy word for any path to sexual arousal that’s not standard foreplay. The language of DSM-IV “is unclear and sometimes contradictory about whether a paraphilia is a disorder,” says Susan Wright, spokesperson for the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF), an advocacy group for the BDSM, swing and polyamory communities. Although the language hasn’t been finalized, it’s looking as if DSM-V, which will be published in 2013, will make it clear that a person can be kinky without having a disorder. …
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  1. June 10, 2010 3:49 pm

    DSM-IV was published in 1994, not 1992. Looks like alternet could have done a little bit more fact-checking and/or proofreading…

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