But recent research tells a different story. BDSM between consenting adults that "does not cause the participants distress" no longer qualifies. administration of pain (spanking, caning. Up until the s, S&M (sadomasochism) was classified as an actual mental illness by the American Psychiatric Association. Which is pretty disconcerting considering studies have found that
Methods This study was based on a cross-sectional, telephone survey of a nationally representative sample of US households with children. Reports about spanking of 0–9 year olds were obtained from parents, while reports about 10–17 year olds were obtained from the youth themselves. These findings have prompted some researchers to propose that spanking be added to the accepted list of ACEs known to predict adult adjustment and health problems, and that we begin to consider.
Spanking and adult mental health impairment: The case for the designation of spanking as an adverse childhood experience Afifi, Traci, Derek Ford, et al; Journal of Child Abuse & Neglect Reciprocal Relations between Harsh Discipline and Children’s Externalizing Behavior in China: A 5-Year Longitudinal Study. While it always involves bum bumping, what qualifies as spanking therapy is up for debate. For example, as sex worker and sex educator Corey More explains, spanking therapy is any .
Do some research. One of the best ways to become a truly fantastic spanker (or spankee) is by doing some research. Sparks recommends a book called Spanking For Lovers by Janet W. Hardy. The association between corporal punishment and adverse adult health outcomes was examined in a report that analyzed original data from the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, which recommended that spanking be considered as an additional independent risk factor, similar in nature and effect to other adverse childhood experiences. 63 In their analysis of the original Adverse Childhood Experiences study data, the investigators found that spanking .