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SM as therapy, muscle fetish as therapy

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I ran into a curious piece in the "Atlantic" this morning about the use of BDSM as therapy.


The article profiles a couple that has a practice where they work with clients on specific issues, using sm play as a means to overcome psychological problems.  One for example, used it as a way to purposely induce panic attacks so she could deal with them in her everyday life.  Others use it as a way to get at anger management or control issues.

I've known many gay Leather/SM fetishists over the years that have talked about this with their own play.

Reading this, it made me think about how my own muscle fetish has made me deal with some of my body image and psychological aspects of my health issues.

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Interesting. From what I've read, People should be mentally healthy (as in, not going through issues right then and there). Cool to read about people who utilize BDSM to help people with their issues.

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