What's The Reality Behind Fifty Shades Of Grey?

02.12.2015 - By HuffPost Love + Sex

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Fifty Shades of Grey, the book and movie about Christian and Anastasia is not exactly an accurate portrayal of the world of bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, sadism and masochism (or BDSM for short).

With the film adaptation out in theaters this week, HuffPost's Love+Sex team wanted to know: what do BDSM relationships and dalliances look like in the real world? How does kink play out in the land of non-fiction? And how much of what goes on in the best-selling book and much talked-about film is actually true?

To find out, Love+Sex hosts Carina Kolodny and Noah Michelson talked to two dominatrixes, Mona Rogers and Nina Payne of Domi DollZ, Dr. Zhana Vrangalova, a sex researcher and professor of human sexuality, and even descended into New York City's only public BDSM dungeon, which is owned by Michael Aulito. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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