Mindfulness and BDSM

Right, I guess I’m going to have to level with you. I hate mindfulness. And maybe hate is a strong word, but as an ex mental health patient who heard this word more times than she can count I think I’m allowed to hate it. But there is a lot of evidence that people who have BDSM in their lives are more mindful. I’ve also started writing a book on it so I thought I would do a little post on it (because I’ve wanted to write a BDSM book for years and I probably hate myself).

Whatever kinky/BDSM practice you engage in can have mindfulness attached to it (but then talk to anyone qualified in the psychiatric field just about anything can be attached to it). But in this case I can see where they are coming from, as a submissive, dominant, rigger, the list goes on, BDSM and kink require you to be completely in the moment which is what mindfulness is all about. Whichever your style of play you don’t really get a chance for your mind to wander, if you are domming you can’t afford to and subbing doesn’t give you a chance.

Mindfulness is apparently great for your mental health, for many reasons I haven’t actually gotten on with it very well, but BDSM has been fantastic for my mental health. And this is something I know I’m not alone in experiencing, almost everyone I have spoken to has said that it has improved their vanilla lives as a result, so there is something to making it about mindfulness.

I would love to hear your stories of how BDSM/fetish/kink has helped you with your mental health and your vanilla life in general. And if you liked the post please give it a like and consider following the blog so you don’t miss a single post!

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