Sex Nerd Sandra #76: Healthy Kink
By Katie Levine on January 23, 2013
BDSM, SWINGING, & POWER PLAY! Psych grad student & researcher Ryan Witherspoon stimulates our ears with kinky knowledge! TOPICS: Swingers vs Polyamory, Psychological Research, Healthy Kink, Pain vs. Sensation, Stress-Reduction, Power Play, Service Tops, BDSM vs Abuse, Control, Trust & Pride, Surprising Research, Male Submissives, Pre-Play Negotiations, Boosting Self-Esteem, Open Conversation, Fidelity, Abundance vs Scarcity, and Mindful Jealousy!
Ryan Witherspoon has published peer-reviewed research and regularly presents at academic conferences nationwide on the topics of sexual minorities and alternative lifestyles, as well as school bullying and mindfulness-based practices. Ryan will receive his Master’s degree in psychology from Pepperdine University in April, enroute to earning his Ph.D. Additionally Ryan is a state-certified sexual assault advocate and co-founder of Psychotherapists for Sexual Diversity (PSD), a Los Angeles-based professional organization for clinicians and graduate students interested in sexual diversity issues. For more information about PSD or Ryan’s research work, please email him at RyanWitherspoon@gmail.com.