Study: Having An Adventurous Sex Life And Being A Freak May Improve Your Mental Health

Do you like to get kinky in bed? If so, you may be healthier than those who enjoy the average missionary position.

According to a new study, people who get weird in bed scored higher on mental health tests than those who keep it simple. Define get weird? BDSM: Bondage, Discipline, Sadism and Masochism. That's right, 50 Shades of Grey style.

The study surveyed 902 people, some who practiced BDSM in bed and other who practiced plain or “vanilla” sex (as they call it.) Results showed that those who were into BDSM were less neurotic, more secure and had better overall well-being.

Psychologist Andreas Wismeijer told LiveScience that the reason behind these results is that those who are more assertive in bed are comfortable with themselves and confident in what they want sexually, even if it isn't socially acceptable. Wismeijer feels that those who enjoy “vanilla” sex are unaware of their sexual desires. Now we have no excuse for being boring in bed!

The Fetish community is having a field day. According to the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, they have been fighting for rights to express one's own sexual style for years. This might be the push they needed for sexual equality. Let you freak flag fly fetishists.

Via: Huffington Post, Photo via Tumblr