A medical office is a strange social space, and as a patient, you generally need to be willing to divulge private information about your body and mind as a condition for entry. Yet, no matter how many appointments you make, you never learn nearly as much about your doctor as they learn about you. It can be hard to predict how they'll receive certain information. Such an intimate acquaintance can feel especially fragile when it's time to discuss sex—in particular, kink and BDSM.

Despite their proximity to your body, mentioning your sex life to a doctor can feel pretty taboo. Fewer than two-thirds of doctors bring it up during an appointment, unless you're visiting because of a pregnancy or an STI. But what if your body does the talking for you? When a medical exam reveals evidence of rough sex or kink, like bruises