Rihanna’s recent video ‘S&M’ made quite a lot of buzz because of its uber sexually-charged content, but according to Rihanna, the song is half-autobiographic, as the singer loves being “a bit masochistic” in the bedroom and enjoyes been spanked and tied up.
In her interview for Rolling Stone April 2011 issue, Rihanna opened up about her submissive side:
Being submissive in the bedroom is really fun,” Rihanna said. “I like to be spanked. You get to be a little lady, to have somebody be macho and in charge of your s**t. That’s sexy to me. I work a lot, and I have to make a lot of executive decisions, so when it comes to being intimate, I like to feel like I’m somebody’s girl. Being tied up is fun.”
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And though her sex life seems to be just like in that ‘S&M’ song, Rihanna says whips and chains aren’t her thing as they mean a certain plan of action and she likes to keep it spontaneous. So whenever she feels like getting spanked, she’d rather have her man use his hands.
However, Rihanna admits that her behavior in the bedroom can be explained as a result of abusive childhood as her father was an alcoholic who used to beat his family when drunk.
I did not realise until recently. I think that is common in people who witnessed abuse in their childhood,” Rihanna admitted.