To generalize, "western" people that suspend are normally into body modification (ie. piercings, tattoos, implants, etc.) on a somewhat more extreme level. Of this group, the primary age is 18-35 with a larger percentage being male.That said, there are constant exceptions to this and people from nearly every demographic group are involved with suspension. Just like anyone can in theory swim, anyone can in theory suspend. Some are spiritual people, others do it just because they know someone who did it. They could be healers, practitioners, freaks, shamans, showoffs, women, men, straightedge, young, old, vegan, curious, s/m tops and bottoms, gay, strait, bi -- literally anyone.