Fifty Shades of Grey: Making Sense of Sadomasochism (S&M)

By Halifax Psychologist, Brad Peters Many of us are familiar with, or have at least heard of Fifty Shades of Grey – the book (and soon to be film) that became one of the most significant pieces of pop culture in the last couple of years. The story revolves around a female college student who gets involved with a 27 year-old powerful businessman. The younger woman apparently loses her virginity to this man, who later convinces her to sign a non-disclosure agreement and a contract keeping the relationship entirely sexual and one of ‘dominance and submission.’ Full disclosure to the reader – I have not read the book. However, as a psychologist it is my business to know something about… read more →