Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Genetic Predisposition to Kink

I'm fascinated by why we do what we do. For example, I was talking Jada recently about sadism/masochism (as we're wont to do) and she was mentioning how some of her nieces/nephews seemed to have a similar predilection to pain. I've always felt that being a sadist or masochist is akin to being gay: you're just born that way (alright, some become sadists/masochists for other reasons but that's for another post). But thinking that her relatives might have similar interests it got me thinking: is some kink hereditary? Are some genetically predisposed to being a sadist or masochist?


With genetic screening to see if people have a liklihood for breast or prostate cancer, could you also learn if you're kinky? Or your kids?

I don't have a clue, but it's an interesting thought. What do you think?

17 comments:

  1. I think that I would rather not know if my kids are kinky. That said, while I hated the experience of pain as a child, I remember thinking like a masochist by the time I was four or five. I certainly had no exposure to masochism at that point in life, so I have to assume it's part of the core of who I am.

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  2. That's a great and insightful response. Thanks for sharing!

    Craig

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  3. "some become sadists/machochists for other reasons..."

    Is a "machochist" someone who enjoys beating his own chest? :-)

    Sorry -- it was irresistible!

    I have wondered about this myself. If one believes that one's kink is hard-wired from birth (and I do), then it stands to reason that the wiring might have some genetic connection. The most fascinating example to me was two women on FetLife -- identical twins, both spankos.

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  4. Erica:

    I always appreciate your sense of humor and sarcasm, but honestly I didn't get this one.

    What I meant was that I believe there are those--primarily in the spanko community--who have intentions that are disingenuous and not purely for sadistic reasons.

    I didn't mean for it to come off as though I was bragging? beating my own chest?

    C

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  5. LOL! No, sweetie -- look at how you spelled "masochist" in that one sentence I quoted.

    "MACHOchist." :-) I was teasing you about that.

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  6. (Fucking spellcheck!)

    Um...Erica? Why, I don't know what you're talking about...!

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  7. And here no one has once commented on their appreciation of my fine Photoshop job... DId anyone notice the girl is eating a candy-colored DNA strand??? Sheesh! No appreciation for photojournalism.

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  8. I actually admired the candy DNA for a while, but I just thought you had an uncanny knack for finding uniquely appropriate pictures. Does this mean you make most of the pictures you feature here?

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  9. Melanie:

    Not necessarily. All the pix with the last fiction story as well as the collaborative one are just things I've grabbed with Google Image Search, but I've done a few Photoshop jobs here and there...

    C

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  10. Clever picture. I'm with Melanie in that we don't want to necessarily know what kinks our kids may have but I suspect my daughter of having the tendency. We were on my bed - I brush her long hair for her and as it was bed time told her to get going - she laid across the bed so I gave her a playful swat but did she move at all? NO! yikes, I just rolled her off the bed then. She's only 13...I just hope she finds a trustworthy partner if that is the case.

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  11. I concur, Anonymous. I don't want to know but just wonder if it "runs in the family", you know?

    As for the pic comment, thanks!

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  12. I tend to think it "runs in the family," myself. As many have noted, I didn't want to know. But when one's 7-year-old niece flings herself OTK because she's gotten bored with the movie and says "Spank me, Uncle J!" - well, one might make assumptions. And poor, vanilla J, who knows about my kink...a true deer-in-the-headlights moment while he struggled to decide what to do.

    And love the picture, Craig. Even if the candy-colored DNA strand wasn't the first thing I noticed...

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  13. That's...hrm...awkward?

    And what IS the first thing you noticed, Lizzie, hmmm?

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  14. Um...her shorts. And her belly-button ring...yup.

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  15. If it does "run in the family", then I am a genetic anomaly. :D

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