In my last post I gave an example of someone who had problems of depression as part of her bipolar disorder. She found bdsm activity helpful not least in channeling her desire for self harm in more positive directions. This was a fictional example but I wrote it as I have known and known of real people who have found bdsm activity could help them divert their needs to self harm.
I have also known a number of submissive women who have experienced depression in various degrees who found bdsm activity and D/s helpful in significant and different ways. I have written about it on the blog before several times - most recently (I think, though exactly fiver years ago!) here. On an even older post I also raised possible connections with low self-esteem.
I was reminded of the issue not just from last weeks post but also because a reader found an earlier post through Googling "can bdsm help with depression"
So what do readers think? Can bdsm help with depression?
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