psychology study results re bdsm, stress and mood

Some people did a study of practitioners and participants of bdsm. According to a line in the study, participation reduced stress and “negative affect,” meaning a bad mood, depression, etc.

There was an article published with the study results back in November 2016 in the “daily mail,” of the uk.

The study results say that bdsm tends to result also in altered states of consciousness associated with creativity.

It is easy to miss the study results re stress and bad mood, since the headlines of the study results are about bdsm helping people be more creative . . .

About 1 in six Americans takes psychiatric drugs of various types, with the majority being anti-depressants . . . I don’t know of people taking legal drugs to be more creative . . .

Of course, other psychologically oriented studies find that you can get far better results in “treating” depression by 5 to 10 lifestyle changes than by taking drugs . . . though the main ones have not included getting spanked or caned or whipped as one of the lifestyle changes one might adopt for “depression.”

If the headline was that bdsm reduces stress, anxiety and depression and bad mood, you would wonder if that meant that there was a therapeutic meaning and use to getting caned. Maybe that implication is bad and so the headline writer choose to write about creativity.

A few days ago someone wrote a comment on the website in a post and he or she claimed that it was bad to have photos depicting bdsm on a site with photos of some minors of Mercer Island.  The truth is that that raises the question as to whether or not getting spanked and caned is good for you or bad for you.  If it is good for you, then, there is far less harm foreseen in having a handful of photos on that topic, it seems to me.

If a person reads the Bible, he would get the idea that God practices and/or recommends some of the bdsm practices . . .  At least I think so . . . and other people do not.

7“Then you shall set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem with your arm bared and prophesy against it. 8“Now behold, I will put ropes on you so that you cannot turn from one side to the other until you have completed the days of your siege.   Ezekiel 4:7,8.

16 David therefore sought God on behalf of the child. And David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground.  II Samuel 12:16.

And they shall make themselves utterly bald for thee, and gird them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for thee with bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.  Ezekiel 27:31

Micah 1:16 Make yourself bald and cut off your hair, Because of the children of your delight; Extend your baldness like the eagle, For they will go from you into exile.

 

 

 

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