Since then, it's been a part of my sex life." But even for women who, like Nicole, consider rough play an integral part of their sexual appetites, the perceived implications of wanting to be dominated can lead to self-doubt.
We police ourselves in so many areas of our lives — maybe sex is the one place where we want to be able to let go.
"Being willing to push some limits actually makes me feel very powerful sexually, even if I am in the submissive role," says Lucy*, 28, an actress from Brooklyn.
As evolved as we've become, some aspects of sexual attraction are, well, primal.
"Physical size and strength and muscularity are essential differences between men and women," says Dr.
This rough-sex renaissance seems to be lining up with a period of history in which women wield more power than ever before, and there may be a correlation.
According to some studies, women who play dominant roles in their lives may prefer to be submissive during sex.
What does it mean for women that we've made all this progress, only to like being roughed up or degraded during sex?
"I constantly wonder what my fetish says about me as a person," Samantha admits.
Staffel 7 • Episode 11 • • Durch "achtsameren" Sex erlebt Yvonne ihren Körper heute viel intensiver.
Yvonne plaudert aus dem Nähkästchen und erzählt Paula von ihren Sex-Geschichten auf der Suche nach Erfüllung.
Pretty soon, we were all gabbing about forceful sex with the same breezy air we'd use to discuss an episode of .