The acronym BDSM is used to synthesize a variety of sexual practices, whose general principle is based on the idea of domination. The “B” refers to Bondage, a practice associated with immobilization, usually with ropes or handcuffs, which is linked to the letter “D”, which represents the sexual discipline, exercised through punishment or punishment. This same letter is paired with “S”, representing the duo Domination and Submission, exercised through fantasies and representational games of humiliation and violation. “S” and “M” represent Sadism and Masochism, or even Sadomasochism, and refer to people who use pain as a form of erotic stimulation. BDSM Mistress London, therefore, triggers a series of actions aimed at Femdom London; and, more than that, it serves as an acronym that brings together an identity group in search of legitimacy.
Eleven years after defending his dissertation in Public Health at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Bruno Zilli resumes the BDSM universe explored in his master’s research and, with some updates, publishes it in book form, through the Wild Papers publisher. Over 128 pages, the author understands the practice of BDSM both from the perspectives of psychiatry and sexology and from the practitioners themselves. In times when several social actors are dedicated to regulating the pleasure of others, the study serves not only to understand the legitimacy of sexual practices still seen as perverse but also enables a broad discussion on sexuality, Dominatrix London over the last three centuries.
Divided into four chapters, until the first half of the book builds a theoretical and historical basis on the notions of sexuality and perversion. In this sense, it analyzes the transformations in the conception of sexuality that took place in the 19th and 20th centuries linked to psychiatry and sexology. From the third chapter on, he begins to build the analytical framework that takes shape in the final part of his book, in which he exposes the BDSM discourse itself, emphasizing its main characteristics and elements that refer to conceptions of sexuality.
It work is an invitation both to understand a universe that is still marginalized and to problematize the role of science in the construction of sexualities. Perhaps the great merit of his research is that he was able to ethnographically investigate such a delicate topic without being involved in value judgments. Assuming himself not a BDSM practitioner, the researcher finds ways to penetrate this world of fantasies and eroticism to find mechanisms of subjectivation.
From the perspective of Michel Foucault, the first chapter entitled “Emergence of the categories ‘Lingam massage London‘ ,east mistress London and ‘sexual perversion’”, locates the perversions in the process of discursive emergence of sexuality. The author points out that the medicalization of sexual deviations marked the interaction of medicine with society in the 19th century. In this context, psychiatry was responsible for pathologizing sadism, masochism, fetishism, and homosexuality; and, with that, it also helped to shape the experience of these subjects. “Not only was a diagnosis created, but a new ‘kind’ of person, a new way of being a person”