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Book: Play, Pain and Religion

Chapter: Exploring the Edge

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.40008


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.

Chapter Contributors

  • Alison Robertson ( - arobertson3184) 'The Open University'