AnnaLynne McCord Says BDSM Helped Her Overcome Past Traumas

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AnnaLynne McCord is speaking out on the benefits of BDSM in a new interview. She says that her BDSM dating relationship with “Prison Break” star Dominic Purcell helped her come to terms with past sexual traumas.

AnnaLynne McCord, best known for playing the villainous Eden Lord on the FX television series Nip/Tuck, says the “big, strong, angry Aussie” changed her world with BDSM. 

 

“When I first told my story, I was dragged up on stage during an event … I was thrown out on stage like a deer in headlights,” she recalled during an interview with Giddy’s Marisa Sullivan.

McCord’s BDSM story came to light when she was asked to come on stage at a charity event for survivors.

“You’ve heard all the stories from the survivors and the founder, but you don’t know the story of one girl,” she told the audience. It was the beginning of McCord’s journey in expressing her perspective that BDSM can be healthy.

“When I was 19, I was sexually assaulted by a friend who was crashing at my home,” McCord tells Sullivan on her Giddy series, “Bare.” “I woke up and he was inside me, and I froze. My whole body … shut down and I didn’t know what to do. Then I blamed myself because I didn’t fight back … Because I didn’t try to stop it.” 

“I was going through severe panic attacks, and started to undergo PTSD treatment. I literally went into BDSM — bondage, domination, sadomasochism — because I couldn’t feel anything,” McCord told Sullivan.

“Who broke through the wall?” Sullivan asks McCord, who replies, “A very, very ferociously strong man. Dominic Purcell. You might know him from ‘Prison Break’? He was bustin’ up some heads and breakin’ out of prison. It took a big, strong, angry Aussie. I had such severe sexual abuse at such a young age that my body decided, ‘This is unsafe for you to feel.’ So I was completely numb.”

However, “Dom and I … had this relationship. Yeah, Dom was my dom. There are many reasons why that man will be my forever person … he’s staying at my house right now — we’re not together [but] we’re family is what it is now.”

Of course, we know around these parts that BDSM can be a healthy experience. That said, those who want to try BDSM need to understand safe approaches. Therefore, I’d encourage everyone to read our BDSM newbie guide.

A BDSM dating relationship can build trust and help relieve stress and the weight of past traumas, particularly traumas sexual in nature. Therefore, it is always important to vet any potential partners you meet on BDSM dating sites, including ours. Because BDSM involves physical and mental subjugation, both partners need to adhere to a strict set of safety protocols.