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"What I do think this brings up is the ways people use kink to battle their demons or work through/perpetuate their issues. "
Can you expand on that a little bit? I want to make sure I understand what you mean
People engage in kink for countless reasons (and I am speaking as a lifelong kinkster). Sometimes people will use kink to work through trauma, cope with depression or anxiety, etc. and it can be done in healthy AND unhealthy ways...For example when I was 26 I desperately wanted to be collared because I felt so aimless and unhappy, and wanted a Dom to run my life for me. 5 years later I'm really glad it didn't happen because that's a not a great place to start a D/s relationship from in my opinion, and I think it might have inhibited my personal growth. But of course, everyone has their own personal reasons for participating in kinky relationships.