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Study: Kinky sex makes you less neurotic

A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine suggests that the users of whips and handcuffs during sex are more mentally stable and happy than their missionary-practicing counterparts.

Andreas Wismeijer, a psychologist at Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands, studied the behavior of members of the bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism [BDSM] community, the New York Post reported Friday.

“[BDSM practitioners] either did not differ from the general population and if they differed, they always differed in the more favorable direction,” Wismeijer told LiveScience.

Apparently those practicing kinky sex feel more secure in their relationships because they have a better understanding of their sexual needs and desires. They also have a higher sense of well-being, are more extroverted and are more open to new ideas in other realms of life, according to the study.

also postulated that choosing to be a part of a specific group, like those into bondage, suggests lots of psychological self-searching, which means a healthier mental awareness.

His research is based on surveys given to 902 BDSM practitioners and 434 non-BDSM participants. He evaluated their responses to rejection and personality, among other factors.

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