Isn’t BDSM just a club for narcissists and codependent people?
First let’s unpack the question – being codependent in the sense of enabling another person’s addiction, for example, a narcissist that is obsessed with themselves.
To an outsider, it may look like the dominant is the narcissist enforcing their will onto an obedient submissive. But the concept is equally applicable the other way around when a narcissistic submissive attracts a codependent dominant that is craving to give their undivided attention to the experience of another.
I think it is a well-known dynamic that a submissive suffer for the recognition of their dominant. Narcissism and codependency create a powerful polarity together that can generate a lot of arousal, excitement and stress.
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