S&M

The practice of S&M was around long before it was publicized in novels. For example, in 1498, the philosopher Pico della Mirandola wrote about an instance where a man needed to be whipped before sex occurred.

A German physician, Johann Heinrich Meibom, developed the first theory of masochism. He believed that being beaten on the back warmed the semen and caused it to drop to the testicles, which resulted in sexual arousal. Later, in 1788 this theory was modified by Francois Amedee Doppet to include women because he observed that women had warm vaginas after being whipped. Thankfully, our knowledge of anatomy has increased greatly since those ancient ways of thinking!


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  • Detsiie

    Well now I know what my LongDistance boyfriend means by S&M Rp. . . >///<

  • Sammi

    I’m totally into masochism, and it’s great to find out that I’m not the only girl thats into this(: Thanks gurl.com(:

    • Mimi

      omg me too, same girlllllll

  • Allie

    I was really surprised by the amount of people that didn’t know what S&M stood for!
    Nonetheless, I myself am sadomasochistic so I was especially eager to read these fast facts 🙂

  • Jillian

    Sticks & stones may break my bones, but chains & whips excitement me….

  • Teinya

    that’s crazy! i never knew wut her song actually meant! not cool :/

  • i like mangoz

    wooah