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Healthful tips | The benefits of kinky sex

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

People who spice up their sex life with a bit of kinkiness - such as bondage, sadism, masochism (BDSM), role play, sex toys, handcuffs, tying up, oral sex, adding food to the mix, sex outside the bedroom - may be mentally healthier than those who don't, claims a research published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. Researchers asked 902 people who practise BDSM to fill out questionnaires on their psychological health. And compared to those having 'vanilla sex', they seemed to be less neurotic, more open and secure in their relationship, reporting higher levels of well-being. The researchers speculate that spicing it up in the bedroom may help you tune in to sexual desires - and communicate them. In turn, that could make you more comfortable with your overall identity.