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Lesley Gabriel


An ethnohistory of the BDSM community in the West Midlands

My research examines the development of the BDSM (Bondage/Discipline Domination/Submission Sadism/Masochism) community in the West Midlands. The rapid expansion of the internet into every aspect of life has had a huge impact on the kink community and has revolutionised the manner in which community members connect to each other. There is a fear within the West Midlands community that unless the pre-internet recollections of older members are collected, a whole way of living will be lost. There is therefore a sense of urgency to the research, given the fragility of memory within the ageing population I will be interviewing.




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