Conference “Is BDSM Sex, Hobby, Religion or Art?” with sociologist Julie Fennell, 2016, USA.
An attraction for weirdness or for what can be described by the practitioner or society as being in the margin.
The constant wanting to expand our limits as well as the social encouragement to go extreme are recurring motifs in the community that seem to be driven by the leisure character of the discipline. Also can be associated with the nature of hobbies the looking after the thrill of challenges, the kink of the bodily drugs flow, the risk taken with pain and control. It brings out à paradox of good and bad feelings and sensations.