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Is The Fantasy Genre Trying to Turn the World onto S&M?

"What one finds in much fantasy art is a remarkably common theme of sexuality, which often has a heavy BDSM element (bondage, discipline, and sadomasochism). Even the family-friendly series Legend of the Seeker features the Mord’Sith, an army of women dressed entirely in leather who specialize in torturing their victims. In one memorable episode, noble hero Richard (pictured) is stripped and given the royal treatment by Mistress Denna, a dominatrix name if ever I heard one," writes Tim O'Leary. "The vampire soap True Blood raised the bar, as virtually every sexual relationship on the show contains some form of sado-masochistic violence at its core. The show even boasts a brand-new fetish called fangbanging — that is, living humans who prefer to have sex exclusively with vampires." READ MORE

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