Attitudes About Sadomasochism Scale
Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures
The 23-item Attitudes About Sadomasochism Scale (ASMS; Yost, 2010) assesses stereotypical and prejudicial attitudes about individuals involved in consensual, sexual sadomasochism. The full scale score may be used, but the scale also includes four subscales: Socially Wrong (the belief that SM behavior is morally wrong and socially undesirable); Violence (linking SM to violence against an unwilling partner); Lack of Tolerance (suggesting that SM cannot be an acceptable form of sexuality, even among willing partners); and Real Life (the belief that SM practitioners carry their SM interests into their daily lives).
Yost, Megan R. "Attitudes About Sadomasochism Scale." In Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures, 4th ed., edited by Robin R. Milhausen, John K. Sakaluk, Terri D. Fisher, Clive M. Davis, and William L. Yarber, 528-531. New York, NY: Routledge, 2019.