Can Kinky Sex Actually Benefit Your Relationship? You might be surprised at the benefits!

If you’re like many people, when you think about BDSM you immediately picture whips and chains and strange people wearing masks in a dark basement. While the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has helped to bring BDSM into the mainstream, many people still maintain plenty of fallacies about it, and still associate kinky sex with perversion. 

Here are three possible benefits of incorporating kink into your relationships.

Better Communication

Partners who engage in some form of kinky sex tend to communicate better than those who don’t. And most people don’t discuss their sexual relationships very much until a problem occurs.

Prior to engaging in BDSM, each partner must be specific when talking about their likes and dislikes, limits and desires, especially when their session involves this elevated degree of trust. Using safe words to outline boundaries, and being clear on the difference between play time and everyday exchanges fortifies and improves communication.

Kinky Sex Increases Intimacy and Bonding

Some BDSM actions such as bondage and restraint contain physical risk build a high level of trust between partners. Taking part in a consensual adventure actually increases intimacy and closeness.

Also, building this level of intimacy and trust, and forming a healthy, secure BDSM environment takes time and energy. Investing in the relationship in this way may deter either partner from taking part in anything that might threaten the relationship, such as being unfaithful.

Less Anxiety and Stress

Studies have revealed that people who participate in kinky sex consistently exhibited lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol after bondage play. This may be due to the essential nature of kinky sex, where partners enjoy physical passion and excitement while letting go of judgement and anxiety. Also, it has been shown that the giving or receiving of intense sensation, can actually lessen anxiety.

Apparently the activity modifies blood flow in the brain, which often leads to an altered state of awareness similar to a runner’s high. Focusing a high degree of attention on the physical feelings of the present moment within the BDSM session may also shut down the DMT (Default Mode Network) in the brain, which is an area linked to elevated feelings of anxiety.

Though BDSM may not be offered in couples counseling, there could well be some benefit to adding a bit of kinky sex into your world. Intrigued yet? If you want help choosing fetish toys or any other adult products, stop by the best adult store Tampa today to see our complete selection of adult toysadult apparel (including a wide variety of lingerie and dancewear), adult gamesadult furniture, and more!

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