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

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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.

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Buhrich, N. The association of erotic piercing with homosexuality, sadomasochism, bondage, fetishism, and tattoos. Arch Sex Behav 12, 167–171 (1983).

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