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Link to presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIxZZn2DBtc Interviewing kinksters taught me that qualitative research is like a scene—almost. In this paper presentation, I will share how the norms of BDSM practitioners influenced a doctoral research project on rope bondage. These insights proved invaluable in improving the ethics of researc...
Rope bondage subculture is a social world positioned underneath the broader umbrella of pansexual BDSM subculture. It is characterized by its own norms, spaces, words, practices, art, career opportunities, events, identities, and more. The status of rope as a sub-subculture spread across and between locations renders it mostly invisible to outsider...
This article draws on fourteen in‐depth semi‐structured interviews with men who hire female escorts to examine the role of intimacy in their interactions with sex workers. Using the concept of social scripting, we examine the cultural, interpersonal, and intrapsychic meanings that shape the commodified sexual interaction. Focusing on the clients' i...
Clients of sex workers face criminalization and stigmatization in Canada and across the globe; they are commonly depicted by their stereotypes in entertainment and news media and have become a more visible population with the advent of the internet and online erotic review boards. However, these people are infrequently represented by their own voic...
Ongoing PhD Dissertation work, focusing on qualitative interviews with rope bondage practitioners in Canada and the United States