An article on the ABC News Website suggests that “kinky” sex is increasing and perhaps it is due to the Internet. As a psychologist and couples therapist, I believe that while it might be true that the interest in sado-masochism, bondage/domination and the paraphilias is increasing, using the word “kinky” is pejorative.

Couples are seeking out more intensity in their relationships and these types of sexual activity are providing them with that. Couples are becoming more open and receptive to taking sexual risks with each other. This could be a sign of increased health while challenging the social norms simultaneously.

The other question in my mind is whether these “out of the box” sexual activities are truly on the rise or whether we are just hearing more about what is already going on, due to the Internet. We have a whole new world of “social networking” to connect us to like-minded individuals and we are certainly finding ourselves in interesting times. To read the full ABC News Report, click below:

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Here What about you? What do you consider kinky? What would you like to try to increase the sexual intensity in your relationship? What are you afraid to try? Email me and let me know. I’d love to write a followup blog post with YOUR input.

Thanks so much,

Dr. Adam Sheck

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