Dr. Ruth: Squicked By BDSM

Famous sex therapist and TV personality Dr. Ruth is, it turns out, a little squicked by BDSM. You wouldn’t think, but it’s true:

“Sex educators need to know their limitations. So, if a couple walks into the door and they are engaged in sadomasochism, I send them to another sex therapist or to a psychiatrist. Even though I’m fine with anything two consenting adults want to do in the privacy of their own bedroom, or living room or on their kitchen floor, the sex therapist has to be able to visualize what people do. I cannot visualize bondage and all that. It’s not for me.”

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3 comments on “Dr. Ruth: Squicked By BDSM”:

MP commented on March 12th, 2012 at 2:23 pm:

It’s a bit of a shame but she is being honest and open about her limits, and she is rightfully separating her own physical distaste for the practice from her moral views on it. Just as we always say you can’t choose your fetishes, Dr. Ruth can’t choose her squicks, but she’s handling it far better than the many therapists who might instead just continue to see the couple and try to ‘cure’ them of their ‘unnatural’ behavior.

RC commented on March 15th, 2012 at 8:23 pm:

She cannot visualize it? Kindly direct the good Dr. Ruth to this blog. Here are pictures aplenty to serve as visual aids.

Rope Guy commented on March 15th, 2012 at 10:36 pm:

I believe the lady is trying to say she does not want to visualize it … but she knows that would sound worse than what she actually said.

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