Like It Kinky Between The Sheets? Science Says You're Healthier

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Over 900 members of the BDSM community participated in the new study.

Here's something you probably never associated with kinky sex: increased mental health. According to one study currently making the rounds, practitioners of the BDSM lifestyleBondage, Dominance, and Sado-Masochism — were observed to have much higher levels of mental health than practitioners of "vanilla" sexual lifestyles.

The study, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, was conducted by a group of scientists at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. They found that participants "either did not differ from the general population and if they differed, they always differed in the more favorable direction," study researcher and psychologist Andreas Wismeijer, said of the experiment. The study asked 902 members of the BDSM community to participate in a psychological survey, and compared responses with those of 434 individuals who do not self-idenity as BDSM.

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