It's probably not the place you'd expect, unless you're also big on disability issues:
I know a few D/s types who like the term "behavior modification." When I try to describe to them why I'll never use that term (or what I perceive to be those methods) people blink at me incredulously.
So before I forget, here's why not.
And here, too:
EVELYN NICHOLSON, ANTWONE'S MOTHER: He would call me up crying and say, "You've got to get me out of here. I can't take this."While I realize that consenting adults choosing a power dynamic is not this, I can't be at home with the term. I imagine it's similar to how some people feel about others using slurs for groups they're members of in erotic play. For those particular people, the term is not a game, it's a history of pain and terror.
KAYE: Because along with the perks at this center for troubled children come the punishments. The Judge Rotenberg Center claims to be the only one in the country using electric shock aversion therapy. They call it the Graduated Electronic Decelerator, the GED. And half their students go to school each day tethered to electrodes housed in a fanny pack.
....Dr. Matthew Israel has been under fire from parents and doctors and psychiatrists since he invented the electric shock device 16 years ago. Dr. Israel calls it behavioral skin shock, a bee sting, a prick, an electric spanking, nothing like the convulsive shock treatments demonized in films.
DR. MATTHEW ISRAEL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, JUDGE ROTENBERG CENTER: Children who otherwise might blind themselves have been able to stop that behavior and become a much more normal life.
....KAYE: It was really painful. The folks at the center told me it would feel like a bee sting, and that's what Dr. Israel had told us as well, but it feels far worse than that. It feels like a constant bombardment of pin pricks. It only lasts about two seconds, but you lose complete control of the muscle.
I couldn't control my arm anymore. So I could see why it would stop these kids, young kids, even, to stop them in their tracks.
I don't think any of the people who get so gd puzzled and give lengthy explanations of what positive and negative reinforcement are (as if I don't know) when I flinch at this term read my blog, but just in case you do... here you go. And here's the ABA controversy, briefly, so you don't have to wonder if I'm making shit up. :)
Here is why I much prefer to call any changes to habits that happen as a result of D/s (and I personally don't expect many would or should, myself) something else. And flinch on occasion when you don't, though your methods are your own.