Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 167–171

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

  • Neil Buhrich

DOI: 10.1007/BF01541560

Cite this article as:
Buhrich, N. Arch Sex Behav (1983) 12: 167. doi:10.1007/BF01541560


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 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil Buhrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychiatric DepartmentSt. Vincent's HospitalDarlinghurstAustralia

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