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Kinky sex - Culture

Sex has always been a subject of conversation and debate, today it often becomes a topic of study for researchers - just think that the famous American university of Harvard, where Mark Zuckerberg and Barack Obama also studied, organizes its own Sex Week, a week in where sex becomes the main theme. One of the pieces of evidence emerging from this type of research is the ever-increasing popularity of so-called "kinky sex": it is an umbrella term that covers various sexual transgressions, popularized by films such as 50 Shades of Gray.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN? But what exactly does the expression kinky sex mean? "The word kinky in itself is the translation of extravagant, unconventional", explains Fabrizio Quattrini, professor at the University of L'Aquila of the Clinic of paraphilias and deviance and author of Paraphilias and deviance (Giunti Editore). «It is the definition of an atypical sexuality. The expression includes several categorizations, which can be BDSM (Bondage and Discipline, Domination and Submission, Sadism and Masochism, ed.) and various fetishes». How far are these practices from so-called regular sexuality? “In reality, between the practice of conventional sex, which also excludes orality, and kinky sex, there is no clear demarcation. Sexuality is a continuum that goes from the conventional to the extreme. In between there are many widespread practices such as anality, 3-way relationships, the use of sex toys, etc. "

In an article from a few years ago, the Healthline.com site identified kinky sex in 5 categories:

BDSM: 4 letter acronym that stands for 6 different things: Bondage, Discipline, Domination, Submission, Sadism and Masochism. "BDSM includes an extremely wide range of activities, from light spanking to dominant/submissive role-play to bondage and games involving pain," writes Healtline. Despite the stereotypes, according to a research conducted on 1,300 volunteers, 900 of whom were addicted to BDSM sex, published in the Journal of sexual medicine, BDSM practitioners do not enjoy psychological health at all, on the contrary: "they are less neurotic, more extroverted, more open to new experiences, more conscientious, less sensitive to rejection, have a higher subjective well-being, but temperamentally less compliant".

Fantasy and role-playing. One of the most common forms of kinky sex also involves creating imaginary scenarios. It can be as simple as talking about a fantasy in bed or as complex as putting on costumes or acting out scenes in front of strangers.

Fetishism. Fetish practices mean the sexual treatment of a non-sexual object or part of the body, which is not necessarily a sexual organ.

Common fetishes include feet and shoes, leather or rubber, various clothing.

Voyeurism and exhibitionism. Watching someone undress or watching a couple have sex without their knowledge are common voyeur fantasies, while having sex in a public place is a form of exhibitionism. "Both are surprisingly common (and eccentric)," writes Healthline. "35 percent of adults surveyed are interested in voyeurism."

Group sex. Group sex is an act involving more than two people. And it's probably the most widespread kinky practice. According to the Sexual diversity in United States report of 2017, at least about 14% of Americans (of which 18% of respondents were male) would have experienced it in the 3-group variant and 8.8% in the number-group variant.



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