Researchers have determined kinky sex relieves stress, improves moods, and makes the participants more creative. I am so going to punch myself in the face next time I have sex.
Using a small sample of participants from the kink-focused social network Fetlife, researchers investigated the mind-altering effects of BDSM – bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, and sadism/masochism.
Not only were these activities found to produce two types of altered states, but research suggests BDSM also reduces psychological stress, improves moods, and increases sexual arousal.
I’m fairly certain the two “altered states” of BDSM are debilitating pain and flat-out unconsciousness.
According to the researchers, ‘topping’ is linked to the state which aligned with Csikszentmihalyi’s flow, while ‘bottoming’ is associated with both Dietrich’s transient hypofrontality and some aspects of flow.
You know, I was thinking the exact same thing. My Kruschiki flow into my stomach much more freely when accompanied by some Diet Root Beer.