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BDSM Survey

 

2008 BDSM Survey

NCSF supports research on kink and non-monogamy to dispel the misconceptions about sexual minorities. The following are a list of NCSF-affiliated surveys.

Psychological Functioning and Violence Victimization and Perpetration in BDSM Practitioners from the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (2015)

The project was designed to examine three general areas:

1) Investigate BDSM as an identity, fantasy, activity and culture.

2) Investigate the psychological functioning of BDSM practitioners.

3) Investigate the violence victimization and perpetration experiences of BDSM practitioners.

Tech Report

Consent Violations Survey (2015)

The Consent Violations Survey was launched in 2014 to gather additional details about consent violations in a BDSM context. It expands on data found in the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom's 2012 Consent Survey that gauged attitudes about consent and consent violations within a power exchange context. The Consent Violations Survey includes information on the severity of consent violations, who is being violated, where they were violated, the relationship and intent of those involved, the power dynamic at the time of the violation, as well as information about false accusations and from people who have committed consent violations.

Tech Report

 What Do Polys Want? An Overview of the 2012 Loving More Survey

From February 10th to April 2nd 2012, Loving More, with the endorsement of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) conducted an internet-based survey of over 4000 participants who self-identify as polyamorous. This is the largest survey of self-identified polyamorous individuals to date. With the exception of five questions, all the questions were drawn from among those asked in the NORC's[1] biennial General Social Survey (GSS) in order to compare a sample of the polyamory community with the general US adult population.

Loving More Survey

NCSF Violence and Discrimination Survey (2008)

The 2008 Survey of Violence & Discrimination Against Sexual Minorities found significant discrimination and persecution against BDSM practitioners due to the social stigma attached to their sexual behavior. With over 3,000 respondents, 37.5 percent indicated that they had either been discriminated against or experienced some form of harassment or violence. This survey addresses the gap in current knowledge by reporting data on the prevalence of violence and discrimination against BDSM and polyamory practitioners. The persecution of these individuals is a manifestation of sexual stigma, ie. society's negative regard for any non-heterosexual behavior, identity, relationship or community. This data is compared to the 1998 Survey of Violence & Discrimination.

Fast Facts from the Survey

In Their Own Words

Survey Analysis

 

 

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