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Freedom and Anxiety: How Bondage Captivates the Nervous Bodymind

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Consensual bondage play has long been known to elevate sensation and sexual pleasure, but what role does it play in mental health? Socially-acceptable restraints such as weighted blankets and napping hoods have recently become popular antidotes to panic attacks, insomnia and depression. Through video, slideshow and group discussion, we will examine immobility and sensory deprivation from a BDSM standpoint, exploring the physiological effects present in a wide range of bondage experiences.  How do different bondage practices, positions, materials, textures, levels of pressure and degrees of sensory deprivation affect the nervous system? From a mental health perspective, how do our everyday freedoms stifle us, and how can bondage set us free?


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