BDSM Fans Have Better Sex, So Grab Yourself Some Latex


Great news for 50 Shades or general vampire fiction enthusiasts: whether you merely enjoy some light choking and hair pulling during physical intimacy, or built a full red room into your apartment basement with whips aplenty, a new study has shown that those who prefer to engage in BDSM have better sex.

 

According to new research in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, those favoring BDSM (that is, bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sadomasochism) tend have better sexual satisfaction, and generally less problems in the bedroom. Those who are increasingly open about their sexuality also allegedly enjoy healthier sex lives, and do not have the relationship to pathology or psychology issues that has often been portrayed in the media.

 

And the more sexually open our generation becomes, the more that sexuality filters into other areas of culture—most visibly, fashion. Latex, pleather, and  vinyl, materials traditionally associated with ‘sexual deviants’ (sex workers, dominatrixes, and amateur BDSM practitioners) has in recent years been embraced by the mainstream. This is in no small way due to its effectiveness in flattering bodily curves and ushering of a new beauty standard that privileges larger breasts and hips. Consequently, it’s now preferred by the most influential celebrities on the planet (primarily, the Kardashian-Jenner sisters) and with fast fashion following closely behind. Just today, Jenner revealed her Interview Germany cover, for which she donned a latex red body suit and matching gloves.

 

 

In case you’re thinking of embracing your kinkier side, in or out of the bedroom, we compiled the best BDSM-inspired pieces to get you started—and sweating.

ZCRAVE

BLACK LATEX LACE UP SEAM PANTS

$199

 

ASOS DESIGN x LaQuan Smith

Zip Front Bodysuit in Vinyl

$43

 

Etsy

Latex dress decorated with metal rings

$89

 

MSGM

Vinyl Dress

$575

 

Fashion Nova

Make Your Mark Latex Dress

$35

 

Etsy

Latex Halter Bra Top

$65

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