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The Internet’s Most Popular Fetish Site Is Flagging People As Sex Workers

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“In May of 2013, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) removed “paraphilia,” or “abnormal sexual desires,” from the fifth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or the DSM-5. Up until this iteration, BDSM and kink had been categorized as a mental illness, thus codifying existing stigma for doctors, lawyers, and lawmakers to weaponize against kinksters. Not only was it socially awkward to bring up kink; it was potentially dangerous, and only after years of activism from the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) did the APA reconsider its diagnostic codes.” https://www.vice.com/en/article/m7gbgb/the-internets-most-popular-fetish-site-is-flagging-people-as-sex-workers