I am active in my local BDSM community. I apologize if this topic offends anyone, that is not my intent. I invite no comments on the lifestyle or its workings here.
Traditionally for myself I have been a loner with respect to my BDSM self but in recent years have found myself being more and more active in the community. The movie 50 shades of grey a few years back prompted a flood of newbies entering into the realm and as such communities nationwide have seen an influx of seekers, players etc. I myself have met dozens of newcomers and am surprised as to how many are empaths and most all of them have been unaware of their empathic selves. The ratio is far greater than that which I encounter in my daily "vanilla" interactions.
Has anyone else noticed this?
Is there some connection between being an empath and the workings within BDSM?
Should this discussion move towards anyones sexuality or anything dark or negative then I will remove it.
updated by @peter: 01/13/17 05:01:54PM