BDSM And Christianity

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In this day and age, it’s difficult for sex to not be a main topic of focus, because it is everywhere. It’s on the cover of magazines, in movies and television, on billboards, the internet (especially the internet). It’s commonplace to the point most of us don’t even bat an eyelid, and within this (relatively) recently sexualized society, non traditional sex is becoming increasingly popular. Threesomes and group sex, anonymous hookups, BDSM, none of it has really been popular, or openly discussed, in the modern era until the last 50 years or so. Even within the last 5 years there have been great leaps in popularity, with the release of films and books such as 50 Shades of Grey. BDSM stands for bondage, discipline/ domination, sadism and masochism, …show more content…
Basically, BDSM and non-traditional sex dynamics, specifically that which involves sex with partners other than a spouse, embodies the sins the bible teaches Christians to try to avoid and thus very much conflict with the Bible’s …show more content…
One might place the blame for this stigma on lack of education on the subject, but there are also very few studies on it with which to educate people. It’s a vicious circle. Television and movies are helping to expose more of the public to BDSM. That seems like a good thing at first, until one recognizes that the same people highlighting it through media, probably know about as much about it as the general public themselves; that is to say, very little. The recent book trilogy-turned-film series 50 Shades of Grey caught a lot of flack for this very reason. According to an interview conducted by Anna Smith for the Guardian, all three experts responded with the same conclusion: 50 Shades represents BDSM about as well as a group of three year olds represents a room of level headed adults (2015). It demonstrates fundamentally incorrect misconception of practitioners.For example, kinksters, as they are sometimes known, are perceived to a) have had messed up childhoods (why else would they get off on being hit?), b) rush into things blindly (because nobody else has had a one-night stand they regret), and c) in general, not be psychologically stable. The truth is far from it. The basic premise of BDSM is actually rather simple, though, and not a difficult concept to grasp: people can develop all sorts of kinks and turn ons, and they should do what makes them

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