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Att iscensätta sin inre värld: en intervjustudie med sexuellt dominanta kvinnor och queerpersoner inom BDSM.

Hansson, Nina LU and Johansson, Kristin LU (2013) PSPT02 20131
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The aim of the study was to gain a deeper understanding of bondage / discipline / domination / submission / sadomasochism (BDSM) regarding psychological needs, psychological processes in relation to practitioners' sexual partners and how practitioners are affected by having a non-normative sexuality. Five self-defined female or queer BDSM-practitioners who practice sexual dominance in a BDSM context were interviewed with semi-structured interview. The data was analyzed using thematic analysis; eight themes and two subthemes were developed. BDSM functions as play with reality where exchange of power and negotiated boundaries contribute to the transcendence of limits and an exploration of the informants' inner world. Aspects such as gender,... (More)
The aim of the study was to gain a deeper understanding of bondage / discipline / domination / submission / sadomasochism (BDSM) regarding psychological needs, psychological processes in relation to practitioners' sexual partners and how practitioners are affected by having a non-normative sexuality. Five self-defined female or queer BDSM-practitioners who practice sexual dominance in a BDSM context were interviewed with semi-structured interview. The data was analyzed using thematic analysis; eight themes and two subthemes were developed. BDSM functions as play with reality where exchange of power and negotiated boundaries contribute to the transcendence of limits and an exploration of the informants' inner world. Aspects such as gender, sense of agency, violence and power are emphasized. Feelings of intimacy are achieved via the play’s mirroring of the practitioner’s sexuality and inner reality. Play has the potential to promote processing and self-development. Implications and suggestions for future research are discussed. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Syftet med studien var att få en fördjupad förståelse för bondage/disciplin/dominans/underkastelse/sadomasochism (BDSM) gällande vad BDSM-utövande fyller för psykologiska behov, vilka psykologiska processer som sker i relationen till utövarnas sexpartners samt hur utövarna påverkas av att ha en normbrytande sexualitet. Fem självdefinierade BDSM-utövare, kvinnor och queerpersoner, som utövar sexuell dominans intervjuades med semistrukturerade intervjuer. Materialet analyserades med hjälp av tematisk analys och åtta teman med två subteman togs fram. BDSM fungerar som en lek med verkligheten där maktförskjutning och de framförhandlade gränserna bidrar till gränsöverskridande och ett utforskande av informanternas inre värld. Aspekter som... (More)
Syftet med studien var att få en fördjupad förståelse för bondage/disciplin/dominans/underkastelse/sadomasochism (BDSM) gällande vad BDSM-utövande fyller för psykologiska behov, vilka psykologiska processer som sker i relationen till utövarnas sexpartners samt hur utövarna påverkas av att ha en normbrytande sexualitet. Fem självdefinierade BDSM-utövare, kvinnor och queerpersoner, som utövar sexuell dominans intervjuades med semistrukturerade intervjuer. Materialet analyserades med hjälp av tematisk analys och åtta teman med två subteman togs fram. BDSM fungerar som en lek med verkligheten där maktförskjutning och de framförhandlade gränserna bidrar till gränsöverskridande och ett utforskande av informanternas inre värld. Aspekter som genus, agens, våld och makt lyfts fram. Att få sin sexualitet och inre verklighet speglad under utövandet tycks bidra till en ökad känsla av intimitet och närhet. Utövandet har potential att leda till bearbetning och självutveckling. Förslag till framtida forskning diskuteras. (Less)
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author
Hansson, Nina LU and Johansson, Kristin LU
supervisor
organization
course
PSPT02 20131
year
type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
kvalitativ forskning, genus, sexualitet, BDSM, sadomasochism, sadomasochistiska kvinnor, sexuell dominans, tematisk analys, sadomasochistic women, sexuality, gender, qualitative research, sexual dominance, thematic analysis
language
Swedish
id
4113959
date added to LUP
2013-10-23 09:24:37
date last changed
2013-10-23 09:24:37
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att iscensätta sin inre värld: en intervjustudie med sexuellt dominanta kvinnor och queerpersoner inom BDSM.},
  year         = {2013},
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