Originally Posted by opalescent
I adore knife play. It is one of my favorite things. BDSM for me is not about therapy or self-improvement or similar goals. It's fun and sexy. People do use it for therapy. But, IMHO, they are playing with fire.
I don't see it as being about therapy for me.
Only that it circumstantially has ended up being therapeutic-unexpectedly.
That may actually be a key too. For the issues it has helped with, I have already done therapy. I was already on track for healthy patterns. The dynamic allowed for a bit deeper intensity on a more personal level, but it wasn't a replacement for therapy.
Does that even make sense? Sometimes I can't find the words to describe the idea or picture in my head to save my life!