Thursday, August 9, 2012

Studies and collecting pictures

Studies and collecting pictures

One of the only studies of devotees certainly seems to indicate that many devotees feel anxiety and shame as a result of their desires. In the mid-1970s an organization called “Ampix,” which dealt in amputee stories and photos, mailed questionnaires to its members asking them about their attraction to amputees. The study received just fewer than 200 replies from its almost exclusively male sample. Among other things, the study found that a significant portion of the devotees surveyed had at some time had collections of amputee pictures that they had later destroyed out of guilt and anxiety. However, only 14 percent had sought psychiatric help for their feelings about amputees. 

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