Taken from a UK based news article…

Researchers claim BDSM can help people achieve ‘altered states of consciousness’
Researchers found different BDSM roles facilitate altered states of mind
These states are associated with runner’s high, daydreaming, and meditation
Along with this, they are tied to ‘optimal experiences’ and sense of control
These activities also reduced stress, improved mood, and increase arousal.

Duh.

Sad that the world needs official “researchers” to validate what most of us who are brave enough to shuck political, social and religious dogma already knew but were subsequently labeled sexual deviants for indulging in it.

Repression is the surefire route to stagnation and perpetual ignorance.