Borderline Personality Disorder Is Linked To Masochism In Women
Among women, sexual masochism is one of the most common forms of paraphilia. However, its etiology and clinical correlations remained unknown — until now.
A new study, published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, examined 60 women diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, along with 60 others that suffered from a different personality disorder.
According to researchers, women with BPD were ten times more likely to have masochism traits, compared to women who did not suffer from such personality disorder.
Furthermore, researchers also noted that masochism found in women with BPD fantasized about being whipped, tied up, and spanked.