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dc.contributor.author Boyd, Erik William
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-13T19:21:23Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-13T19:21:23Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/203788
dc.description.abstract This thesis presents personal narratives of 6 gay men who engage in a behavior known as pup-play (also known as puppy play). Pup-play is a form of role-playing in which people mimic the behavior of dogs. Bondage, discipline/domination, sadism, and masochism (BDSM) has been researched in detail. Although pup-play reflects BDSM in specific way(s), studies of sexual subcultures have not concentrated on pup-play. This research delivers a qualitative exploration of human pup-play among gay men living in Los Angeles and San Francisco. I exhibit through my findings that pup-mode (also known as headspace, sub-space, pup-space) can be therapeutic and could be a form of therapy for pup’s who participate sexually in pup-play. en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 50 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher San Francisco State University en_US
dc.rights Copyright by Erik William Boyd, 2018 en_US
dc.source AS36 2018 HMSX .B69
dc.title The new kink : human pup-play in the contemporary moment en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Human Sexuality Studies en_US
dc.description.degree Sexuality Studies

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