Answers from the survey were analyzed quantitatively using single variable descriptive statistics and frequency analysis. Further analysis of the open-ended questions answered in this survey will likely provide a more detailed understanding of preferences, motivations, relationship dynamics, and various aspects of the kink community. The two activities that had the highest response rate for erotic and sensual pleasure from the entire survey were touching and kissing. Definitions For the purpose of this study, a kink behavior refers to unconventional sensual, erotic, and sexual behavior including BDSM-related behaviors physical and psychological stimuli including bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, sadism and masochismexhibitionistic behaviors arousal by being observed by othersvoyeuristic behaviors arousal by observing othersfetishistic behaviors arousal by objectsand others. From their female sample, Levitt et al. The survey asked only if the women had participated in an activity willingly and for their own sensual or erotic pleasure; this does not address the degree of preference for any particular activity.
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Sensual, Erotic, and Sexual Behaviors of Women from the “Kink” Community
Yet, the academic literature is still lacking. Many women who responded to this survey reported voyeuristic tendencies from observing others in a non-clinical sense. From their female sample, Levitt et al. Limitations of this study include the categorization of behaviors, the subjectivity of terms, the inherent limits of online data collection, and sampling methods. Archives of Sexual Behavior. These materials included the URL link for the online survey. For example, in the Breslow et al.