A Cultural History of BDSM

November 1, 2016 at 12:19 pm ,

By Peter Tupper

The history of consensual sadomasochism is full of fascinating characters, strange transformations, and unlikely connections.

Come to learn about the fertility rites of ancient Rome, the Catholic Church’s ban on flagellation, the Victorian gentleman who kept his maid as a willing slave, and the retired Marine who was outed as a kinkster on the eve of the Iraq war.

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