Through contact with several organizations devoted to Dominant women and submissive men I hope to demonstrate that the previous literature has overlooked a very large portion of the S/M community. There are online groups devoted to this subject whose members number in the hundreds. I have contacted the leaders of some of these groups and have gotten permission to post the survey on ther lists thus gaining access to a previously untapped resource. Part of the study is designed to show the effect the nternet has had on these women bringing forth there heretofore hidden leanings. This may well explain why they have been so glaringly overlooked in previous studies.
By demonstrating the existence of a large and active population of dominant women I hope to change the way S/M is viewed by mainstream psychology/psychiatry.
Voluntary assumption of the dominant as a sexual choice among women is quite common within the S/M community and pairing of dominant women and submissive men is analogous to the more commonly perceived male dominant-female submissive relationship