Kink Research Data Standards

  • Wignall, L. (Presenter)
  • Debby Herbenick (Presenter)
  • Kate Jensen (Presenter)
  • Richard Sprott (Presenter)
  • Sam Hughes (Presenter)

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk


This SSSS BDSM/Kink Research Data Standards panel discussion will coordinate BDSM/Kink measures to avoid multiple researchers ‘doubling-up’ or concurrently constructing similar measures that cannot be correlated. Multi-institutional collaboration could additionally assist any limitations in funding for individual research teams by sharing the work globally through phases. Once preliminary research data is initiated; the measures, procedures, and preliminary data can help additional research teams seek funding, negotiate Internal Review Board (IRB) approvals, and to corroborate / refute the preliminary data findings. The focus of the Panel Discussion shall be upon Quantitative measures, while recognizing that Qualitative and Phenomenological data are interwoven with the spectrum of BDSM / Kink lived experiences. The panel’s direction will be followed-up with a SSSS BDSM/Kink SIG working group to compile and hone the quantitative measures for potential future phased collaborative research projects around the globe.
Period16 Feb 2023
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • BDSM
  • Kink
  • Research standards
  • research methods
  • research symposium
  • surveys