Play, Pain and Religion - Creating Gestalt through Kink Encounter - Alison Robertson

Play, Pain and Religion - Creating Gestalt through Kink Encounter - Alison Robertson

Exploring the Edge

Play, Pain and Religion - Creating Gestalt through Kink Encounter - Alison Robertson

Alison Robertson [+-]
The Open University
Alison Robertson is a research associate with at the Open University. She is interested in the places where the lines commonly drawn between categories (such as ‘religious’ and ‘non-religious’) become blurred or ambiguous and in how such blurring affects the ways people look at the world. Her research interests, other than kink, include lived and personal religion, edgework, and self-inflicted or positive experiences of pain.

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Chapter 8 considers the role of edges and limits within BDSM play, suggesting that BDSM allows the exploration of many different kinds of edges and boundaries, including the transgression of social norms. This kind of exploration is part of what contributes to perceptions of BDSM as powerful and transformative when play is placed within its wider cultural context.

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Robertson, Alison. Exploring the Edge. Play, Pain and Religion - Creating Gestalt through Kink Encounter. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 130-151 Jul 2021. ISBN 9781800500297. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=40008. Date accessed: 15 Jul 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40008. Jul 2021

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