Chronic Pain & Kink
The following information is from the hand-out I distribute while teaching my "Chronic Pain & Kink" class. I hope that the information within it can help others with chronic pain conditions live a more fulfilling life. If you would like to have me present the class to your local BDSM/Kink group, please send an email to Ignixia@yahoo.com
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Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts 6 months or longer. Given the prolonged duration of chronic pain, it isn't hard to see why one of the most common symptoms to follow is depression.
As our bodies succumb to more and more pain we find ourselves doing less and less physical activity, changing our routines, and whatever else we can to avoid more pain. People who used to live a life of constant motion find themselves leading lives of a much more sedentary nature. Weight gain follows. Depression finds its way in and makes itself a permanent, unwanted house-guest.
Thankfully, this isn't the case for everyone with chronic pain, however it is extremely common. So, how do we combat this issue?
Ignixia is an international kink and alternative sexuality educator. The following blog entries range from educational information and resources from her classes to daily musings had on things occurring in the world.