Aside from being a Dominatrix and FBSM provider, I am also a relationship, intimacy and sex coach and blogger, as well as a student. This year I am completing certification as a substance abuse counselor and I hope to complete my Degree in marriage and family therapy next year! Because of my various educational pursuits, I have access to a lot of research, and recently came upon a very recent research article that draws its conclusions from right here, good old TER!
The research is entitled "The Intimacy Prism: Emotion Management among the Clients of Escorts" and quotes from quite a few of the participants here on The Erotic Highway! I do not have a link I can post, I only have the .pdf of the article iself, and while I agree with many of their conclusions, I wonder if any of you knew your comments might be the subject of this kind of research. The researchers do state that there is no way to verify the validity of the comments posted here, but they feel that due to the length and depth of some of the responses, they are comfortable drawing the conclusions they drew.
Are you comfortable knowing that you have been included in scholarly research, potentially without your knowledge? Would you consider research using a largely anonymous website as the literature being researched valid?
I do have the .pdf and would be happy to share, if you are interested...I don't get mail here on TER so feel free to email me offlist!!