Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 167-171

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The association of erotic piercing with homosexuality, sadomasochism, bondage, fetishism, and tattoos

  • Neil BuhrichAffiliated withPsychiatric Department, St. Vincent's Hospital

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Sexual deviations of subscribers advertising in the dalliance columns of Gauntlet, a magazine published for those with an erotic interest in piercing, were examined. There appeared to be a strong association between erotic piercing and homosexuality, sadomasochism, bondage, fetishism, and tattoos. Males advertised 25 times more frequently than females.

Key words

sexual deviation erotic piercing homosexuality bondage fetishism tattoos