Whip me beat me write on my body

The UCSF Pain Clinical Research Center is seeking healthy volunteers between the ages of 18 and 60. If you do not suffer from any chronic pain, you may be eligible to participate in a research study of experimentally-produced pain and analgesic medications. Participants must be able to come to the UCSF Pain Clinical Research Center for five sessions at least one week apart. Flexible scheduling and paid participation.

Part of me wonders about self-selection biases. What if they get a whole lot of S&M folks with high pain tolerances? Does this mean the experiments are then going to result in super-weak pain drugs? Or maybe I just have too vivid of an imagination? All I can say is… I’m not rushing to sign up!

Oh, and the title of this entry? It refers actually to one of the (many) strange annual parties I enjoyed while living in Northwestern University’s Willard Residential College (dorm).

EDITED July 5, 2021 to note:
Um, just to clarify… the above-mentioned parties included neither actual whipping or beating. And “body” equalled t-shirts. There was pain, however, in the day-after hangovers.







What do you think?