BDSM, variously called bondage and discipline, dominance/submission, sadism/masochism, “leather”, “kink” and “fetishism”, includes a variety of so-called “nonstandard” sexual attractions and behaviors. BDSM is more common than you might think, but not commonly understood.
Because BDSM is so often misunderstood, people often experience embarrassment, shame and self-hatred before coming out as BDSM participants or discussing it with their partners. There’s no need to suffer any of these anxieties. These are issues an experienced and knowledgeable therapist can help you sort out before they cause difficulties in your relationships or continue to cause you shame and embarrassment. An experienced IPG therapist can help you deal with your negative feelings and help you communicate your needs and desires to your partner, as well as negotiate your sexual relationship.