Kink Research Study
The purpose of this research study is to understand the similarities and differences between the motivations, relational experiences, childhood histories, and characteristics of individuals who engage in intense BDSM sensation play and those who do or have engaged in non-suicidal self-injury behavior. Specifically the research study aims to understand the reasons and motivations behind these behaviors as well as the personality characteristics of those who engage in these behaviors. You are being asked to participate in this study because you identify as a BDSM participant who enjoys receiving intense sensation play or you have had a history of engaging in non-suicidal self-injury behavior or you engage in both kinds of activities.
Detailed Description of Survey
TITLE: Differences between BDSM Participants and Individuals who Engage in Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR: Michael Aaron, Ph.D.
CO-PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATORS: Dulcinea Pitagora & Markie L. C. Twist (Blumer), Ph.D.
IRB ADMINISTRATOR: Elizabeth Buchanan, University of Wisconsin-Stout
You will be asked to complete an online survey housed on Qualtrics. Your participation is voluntary and your information shared will be kept confidential. Please answer the questions as openly and honestly as possible. The survey will take 30-35 minutes to complete. If you close your browser, you will lose any responses you previously entered. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Please note that you can choose to withdraw from participating at any time.
If you identify as a BDSM participant who enjoys receiving intense sensation play or you have had a history of engaging in non-suicidal self-injury behavior or you engage in both kinds of activities please Click here to take this survey!
If the above hyperlink does not work, copy and paste the following URL into your browser: https://uwstout.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5q1GgTf9bUHeGy1
Michael Aaron, PhD, LCSW, CST