Study Shows…Just Because You’re KINKY, Doesn’t Mean You’re BAD!

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Traditionally, “Sexual Sensation Seeking,” (yes that is a clinical term and an actual behavioral assessment scale) has been understood by the mental health community as an undesirable behavior; however, a study published by the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (Journal of Human Sexuality, 2013) took a decidedly NymphoBrainiac approach to things and used this scale (the SSS) to evaluate sexual sensation seeking in a more positive light.

Rather than using sexual sensation seeking to predict:

  1. Mental health problems
  2. Sexual dysfunction
  3. Sexual shame
  4. Risky sexual behavior
  5. Sexually transmitted infections
  6. HIV
  7. Teen pregnancy
  8. Prostitution
  9. Sexual phobias
  10. Sexual Violence/Abuse

As has been the norm, these researchers hoped to assess very different and positive characteristics (and correlates) based on sexual tendencies. Their findings showed that indeed those who showed high levels of sexual sensation seeking were also:

  1. Sexually curious
  2. Explorative
  3. And reported a high level of overall life satisfaction

I would say this is a clear “BRAVO” to all my mindful sexual deviants out there!

Viva la NymphoBrainiac!

xxx, dr.c.

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