BDSM Demographics Survey
revised February 27, 2021
Gloria G. Brame,PhD,ACS
In the fall and early winter of 1999,
I conducted a survey on this site, aimed at gathering demographic
data on self- identified BDSMers, sadomasochists, and fetishists.
Over 7000 people participated, making this one of the single
largest sexuality surveys ever conducted. The complete data
are being published here as a permanent resource for scholars
and all others interested in kinky sex issues.
Note from Gloria
I'd like to extend my personal thanks
to the many wonderful people who disseminated information about
this survey on mailing lists and who graciously linked to us
from their websites. Special thanks go to several people who
made important contributions to this study: Ellen Burnette for
her loving support and technical wizardry; Joseph Bean for his
sensitive critical overview; Kayla Block for finding problems
that escaped our eagle eye; and to my devoted partner and beloved
friend, Will Brame, who deserves a special place in heaven for
all the work he put into making sure these numbers are reliable.
Finally, always last but never least, my thanks to Ellis, whose
love and support make all things possible.
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