#405 Pleasure And Pain


One person’s idea of a good time is another person’s idea of torture. Some enjoy waiting in line at the airport, some like to be covered from head to toe in clothes pegs by a woman in a g-string and corset. Whatever floats your boat, right?

Meditation, Masochism and Mental Health by Lakshmi Krishnan

Are dominatrixes kink doctors? And can there really be pleasure in pain? There is a deeper side to kinky bedroom activities, and it may even be good for your mental health.

Producer: Lakshmi Krishnan

Supervising producers: Ryan Pemberton and Jordan Fennell

Social media image via Sophie Dituri on Flickr

Music: ‘Neon Drip’ by Radiopink, ‘Stipple’ by Marisala, ‘Burrow Burrow’ by Little Rock, ‘Golden Vice’ by VIDA, ‘Paradigm’ by Walter Saint, ‘Emersed’ by ISY ISY.

Surviving The Dungeon by Leah Potter

Leah Potter has recently returned to her home town of Darwin and has already made waves in the community with thanks to her weekly soup kitchen. Her aim in life these days is to help reduce humiliation for people but before this, Leah found herself in a bondage dungeon.

This story was first told at SPUN, a live storytelling night presented by StoryProjects in the Northern Territory.

You can subscribe to the SPUN Stories podcast, and find out more about the SPUN storytelling project by visiting spunstories.net. You can also look for Spun Stories on Facebook and Twitter.

Content Warning: This story contains references to domestic violence. If you’re in need of assistance, please call the National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service on 1800 737 732.

Storyteller: Leah Potter

Producer: Tamara Howie

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Elina Godwin

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: fran hogan via Unsplash