The Psychological Appeal of BDSM

Event Date: 10/15/2021

Location: via Zoom

$0.00$25.00

6:00 – 8:00 PM

 2 CE Credits Available / Free for Students

Most of us are familiar with physical forms of BDSM. Activities like spanking, bondage, and sensation play are common fare. But what about the psychological side? How do kinksters mentally benefit from physical play? Why do unpleasantries like disgust, fear, and extreme degradation appeal to so many? How can emulating real-world oppressive power structures in the bedroom net a positive outcome? In what ways can play go too far and cause harm?

Join presenter Sunny Megatron (host of Sex with Sunny Megatron on Showtime TV & American Sex Podcast, Certified Sexuality & Kink Educator) as she breaks down the mental aspects of kink with a focus on some of the most misunderstood and extreme play styles like humiliation, age play, consensual non-consent, power exchange, and edge play.

Please send any accommodation requests to danielle@lifeworkspsychotherapy.com at least one week prior to the event.

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Most of us are familiar with physical forms of BDSM. Activities like spanking, bondage, and sensation play are common fare. But what about the psychological side? How do kinksters mentally benefit from physical play? Why do unpleasantries like disgust, fear, and extreme degradation appeal to so many? How can emulating real-world oppressive power structures in the bedroom net a positive outcome? In what ways can play go too far and cause harm?

In this session, Sunny Megatron breaks down the mental aspects of kink with a focus on some of the most misunderstood and extreme play styles like humiliation, age play, consensual non-consent, power exchange, and edge play. You’ll learn what mutually enjoyable, ethical kink scenes entail and how in some cases they can be therapeutic. On the flip side, you’ll learn how to better spot signs of unhealthy, dangerous, or abusive psychological kink. These insights will also help you dispel some of your own stigma leaving you better equipped to help clients process insights, emotions, and triggers they encounter during intense BDSM play.

About the Presenter

Sunny MegatronSunny Megatron is a sexuality & kink educator and media personality. She’s the host and executive producer of the Showtime original television series, SEX with Sunny Megatron, plus co-hosts the AASECT Award winning American Sex Podcast and Open Deeply Podcast.

Sunny is a Certified Relationship Coach and American College of Sexologists International Certified Sex Educator plus was voted XBIZ 2021 Sexpert of the Year and Kinkly’s Sex Blogging Superhero of 2017. She’s been featured by outlets like Cosmo, Playboy, Buzzfeed, and CNN, plus is a contributing editor of XBIZ Premiere Magazine and a regular columnist for Sexual Health Magazine. Her first book, Customizable Kink: A Strategic Guide to Erotic Play will be released in 2022.

In her sell-out sex and kink workshops, Sunny’s unique brand of “edutainment” seamlessly combines her humorous lecturing style, interactive exercises, and the latest sexuality research. Sunny’s passion is helping people become their authentic, sexual selves by learning to overcome shame and shed inhibitions. As a lifestyle BDSM enthusiast, her work focuses on demystifying non-normative sexual practices, amplifying erotic intelligence, and ending stigma.

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Ticket Options

Professional, 2 CE Credits ($25), Student, no credits (FREE)