Monday, June 10, 2013

Take two spankings and call me in the morning...

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I'm a try anything twice kind of girl ... once to see if I like it, and again to double check ... so when I saw a news article headline the other day that declared the way to better mental health was to have kinky, forget the feather go for the whole chicken sex [link], I just had to read it.

My first thought was that it'd end up being yet another endorsement of the 50 Shades franchise, with lots of declarations of how the new "Mummy Porn" industry is turning miserable housewives into mavens of sexual experimentation, but it turns out they did a fair amount of research.  They surveyed about fifteen hundred people, two thirds of whom were involved in the BDSM scene to some extent, and found that those who liked to get funky in the bedroom were more inclined to be mentally healthy.

Oh boy, that's going to make for some interesting therapy sessions, isn't it.

Client:  I've been feeling depressed lately, Doctor. 
Psychologist:  Okay, well take two spankings and call me in the morning.

Not that this is a new concept.  I remember a few years back reading an article about how they were using "Whipping Therapy" on depression patients in Russia [link].  They found that after a good thrashing the patients were happier and more positive about life.

I know that when you whip someone it releases endorphins that make them feel good, kind of in the same way that exercise does, but you still have to wonder what on earth lead the Russian psychologist to think to himself, "Hmm, these guys are depressed, suicidal even ... I know, lets beat them and see is that makes them happier!"

I'm sure a lot of people are going to look at the research and think it's poppycock.  Just some fringe scientists trying to get their fifteen minutes by making some eyebrow raising statements, but I'm inclined to believe them.

After all, it was published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.  Sounds legit to me.

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53 comments:

  1. Okay, as much as I think "The Swinger" is a stunning example of mental health issues, I have to admit he's much happier after he's had one of "those" weekends.

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  2. You can't argue with the experts.

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  3. So you're telling me "The beatings will continue until morale improves" is actually based on real scientific research? I wonder at which Gulag this research was carried out? ;)

    S

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  4. Well I don't know about anyone else, but after my wife beats the hell out of me, I'm always ready to do a spot of gardening. Or anything else she demands. She knows where I sleep.

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  5. But does the person doing the whipping feel any better I wonder? (Perhaps depends who is getting whipped?)

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    1. The people in the pictures holding the paddles always look pretty happy ;D

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  6. Wow! Just....wow! I'm blushing! I LOVE Roger's comments!

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  7. I can just envision this strategy being incorporated into corporate employee wellness programs. It'll bring a whole new meaning to the "break" room.

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    1. LOL! I imagine they'd have a hard time getting that one past HR.

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  8. Him: "Babe, I'm not feeling too good this morning."

    Her: "You need to be spanked!!!"

    OR: Vice-Versa!!! Ha...

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    1. Ah, the foundation stone of a solid, healthy relationship ;P

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  9. Ya know, I've been telling my husband that something like this would work way better than the happy pills which I'm currently on...not to mention, a LOT cheaper. You'd think he'd be all up on that shit in a heartbeat, right?

    ~sigh~

    He's not. :-(

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    1. That sucks :( Maybe you should try a little "self therapy".

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  10. so does self-whipping work too, i might need to do that in the mornings before I go to work

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  11. Makes sense, if you're getting some of your kink out, if you're not sexually repressed, you're going to be happier, me thinks. Besides, from the perspective of the dominator, whipping or spanking someone has to get out a lot of frustration. Does anyone know how happy the Furry community is?

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    1. I'd imagine that will be next on their research agenda.

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    1. That's either the start of a law suit, or the start of a really great Saturday night ;P

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  13. Love the comment from Sarcastic Ninja.
    Oh the things we would do to liven up our sex lives........

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    1. Imagination is a wonderful ... and terrifying ... thing.

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  14. My husband is traveling to Russia soon. Seriously. Do you think I should ask him if he's depressed before he goes?

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    1. LOL! Maybe you should find a few websites and print them off for him. He'd probably freak if he found them in his luggage when he was unpacking.

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  15. Oh man, I just let my subscription to The Journal of Sexual Medicine run out. Dammit I knew I was going to regret that.

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  16. I'm not sure Russia has a lot else to offer in the way of pick me ups...

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    1. Well if that's their number one mood improving choice, I might stay in Australia.

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  17. Who am I to argue with research? And I like to be mentally healthy... so, well, what we do in privacy should be full of fun adventure, in the name of science of course. For science!

    Oh and that Russian psychologist was surely a sadist. So, they both got something out of the deal. Good post, Kellie. Now your readers know what to get you for your birthday... :)

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  18. As a depression suffer i can only say that if anyone hit me, i will hit them back hard.
    Dont. Like. Pain.

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    1. That's the risk those scientists take, I suppose, when doing the research.

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  19. I don't like getting flogged, or ball gags, or any of that stuff, so I guess I'm mentally unstable. Keep an eye on the news for when I go running naked downtown screaming like a lunatic.

    Also, admittedly, I have advanced ad blocker for Google Chrome, so I actually didn't even know you had an ad for your blog friend until you mentioned it. I'll have to check him out.

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    1. Well that will happen when you don't take medical advice.

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  20. During my first April A to Z challenge in 2012, I wrote a "K is for Kink" post. I, for one, was not surprised by this article's findings. I don't know that kink is for everyone, in fact I KNOW it's not for everyone. But those who are in it are self aware--for the most part--which is a huge factor in mental health. I mean, one has to know and accept oneself to get involved in any sort of kink or BDSM in the first place.

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  21. Sorry but I will remain the unstable mental mess and forgo the extreme kink in the boudior.

    Besides isn't it the more crazy the person is- the better the sex?

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    1. Ooh, we might have just stumbled on a paradox there!

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  22. LOL I saw this title on your Twitter link this morning and was wondering what on earth it was about. Now I know haha.

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  23. Actually it does not much surprise me. Those in the BDSM community tend to be very self aware. Just l;ike any other segmant of society I am sure there are those who have unhealthy relationships ----> BTW, 50 Shades *shudder*, but for the most part I would think that people with healthy physical outlets to emotions would be much better grounded, so happier and more settled.

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    1. It definitely makes sense when you look at it from that perspective :D

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  24. As this kind of thing does not apply to Bears, all I can say is that I'm mildly fascinated. What will Humans try next?

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting, Life in the Urban Forest (poetry).

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    1. In my limited experience, I've found that there's very little humans won't try.

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  25. So, kale and BDSM will both make me healthier? Who knew that they had so much in common?

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    1. Yeah, but you really don't want to get them mixed up.

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  26. Kelly. You have been a bad girl. A very very bad girl! Now don't you feel better?

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  27. I used to have crushes on all those cowboys on TV when I was little. Then it was Magnum and Tom Selleck.
    Let the past go. You were young and impressionable. We all make mistakes.

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