Spanking, Bondage, and Flogging Help Bring Couples Closer

Spanking, bondage, and flogging during sex helps bring couples closer together, according to a study.

Spanking during sex might be stressful at first but it helps bring couples closer together, according to a study.

According to scientists from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, sadomasochistic (S and M) activities like spanking, bondage, and flogging increase relationship closeness. Read more

5 Responses

  1. The article at the URL you provided was worded in a confusing way. I found this write up to be similar, but less confusing

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20127014.300-spanking-brings-couples-together.html

    Neither article explained how their conclusion followed from the evidence. More stress hormones for a stressful activity, nothing abnormal about that and they didn’t mention how that relates to feelings of closeness.

  2. For those interested, the original journal article provides more details.

  3. From the article I linked to: “Richard Wiseman, a psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, UK, also said that any shared activity was likely to promote interpersonal closeness.”

    For those interested, the journal article of the study’s authors provides more details.

  4. Do you have a link to the original journal article?

  5. It’s contained in the article you linked to.

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