DSM-V is on-line for review and comments. Comments will be accepted
until sometime in April.
For those you don't know, the DSM is the American Psychiatric Association's "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders".
The DSM, whether deservedly or not, holds much sway in defining "normal" behavior, thoughts, and related. The sections relating to Paraphillias located under Sexual and Gender Identity Disorder could be of some interest in relation to *B/DL. Check such things as "Fetish", "Sexual Masochism" and "Sexual Sadism" which maybe of interest.
There is a place to login or register your comments regarding the proposals.
I'm sure they would appreciate some insights from people on being catagorized as such.