Can I talk to a therapist about the fact that I enjoyed hurting someone?

Look into the local bdsm scene on fetlife and attend events. Talk to people there about being curious about being a sadist. There are healthy outlets for hurting people, as long as you:

  1. Do adequate research online to learn everything you can and take classes or seek a mentor who has experience if possible, to be sure you are informed on the risks and how to avoid them.

  2. Have them communicate what they would like done and their pain tolerance. Communicate the risks and what you will do to avoid them.

  3. Be safe, sane and consensual.

  4. Have their safety and well being as the most important thing on your mind during every second of the experience. Your enjoyment should always be an afterthought to their safety.

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