Pain for Pleasure: Catching Sight of the BDSM Community in Taiwan
In order to understand and comprehend the BDSM community, this report started by sadomasochistic practicers’ experiences, trying to lead readers walk into the world of BDSM step by step by means of real, sincere and simple spot coverage. This report can be divided into three parts. Chapter 1 to chapter 4 attempts to guide readers understand the sadomasochistic culture by different aspects, including sadomasochistic practicers’ stories, the history of sadomasochism and the distinctive gender phenomenon. Readers can find out that sadomasochism is not only the model of “pain leads to pleasure”, but the complicated relation between spirit and authority. Besides, it also contains stories of self-discovery and growth. Chapter 5 to chapter 7 focuses the interaction between the BDSM community and the society. In addition to portray how the masses and the academia treat sadomasochistic behaviors, this part includes their process of advancing social identification and the contradiction between BDSM community members. Besides, “Bondage” is familiar with publicity recently, since it becomes a kind of art. Chapter 8 is the conclusion. It describes and compares the situation of BDSM community between past and now. Furthermore, this chapter depicts what they are going to do in the future. This report tries to put the sadomasochistic subculture into record and contribute to the comprehension between various communities through 8 chapters.
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