In an interview Keira Knightley talks about her film A Dangerous Method which features sadomasochistic scenes:
I did think about turning it down because of the two scenes of a sadomasochistic nature and I thought it's all going to come out and all of a sudden it's all going to all be about that.
And weirdly, apart from this country, it hasn't been, so that's been really great.
In England it's got mentioned all the time. I don't know what that says about us! We obviously like spanking.
Are English people more interested in spanking and similar sadomasochistic practises than those in other countries?