09/02/2014 06:15 pm ET Updated Sep 02, 2014

Should Kink Be Considered A Sexual Orientation?

There's a different type of sex for everyone, including those who get off on pain and power play. But are those who enjoy the darker side of sex just like the rest of us, albeit with a kinkier edge, or do they deserve their very own sexual orientation?

Slate recently asked that very question, and HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri continued the conversation on Tuesday with a panel discussion about what defines kink and whether those who practice it have desires different enough to fall under an umbrella besides gay, straight, bisexual or transgender.

Watch a portion of the discussion in the video above, and click here for the full HuffPost Live conversation.

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