But today, according to sex-perts, couples are looking for more intensity in sex lives, and interest in sado-masochism appears to be rising.
"After the pain threshold is crossed, they describe a type of ecstasy called 'flying," Dunlap found in his research. "It is no longer painful and gives an entirely sexual as well as psychological, transcendent place. Flying is bigger than any drug."
I've heard of "sub space" but "flying?" Have any of you heard it called "flying?"
I also wonder how it works for vanillas -- er, teleiophiles (ya learn something everyday!) -- when they use sex manuals suggesting BDSM to "spice up" their relationships. Spanking and bondage have been the core of my sexual fantasies before I even understood what sex was. It comes as natural to me as breathing. But does adding some handcuffs and a paddle really "spice up" a relationship for people who don't breath it?
The article was a nice reminder, however, that being a pervert isn't as perverted as it used to be.