By Carrie Weisman / AlterNet
If the 125 million copies of 50 Shades of Grey that have been sold haven’t made it obvious, kink is pretty cool. Some readers feel the book helped introduce them to kinky sex, while others feel it gave them the permission they needed to pursue it. While experts remain divided on what exactly leads people down the kinky path, a lot of us are left wondering whether kink is something we’re born with or something we pick up along the way. Perhaps the answer falls somewhere in between.
Clinical sexologist Joe Kort wrote an entire book about why some (straight) men seek out non-normative sexual experiences with other men. Most often, the reason boiled down to early childhood experiences, some traumatic, some less traumatic.