This Week in Kink, April 14, 2018

We all know that the world is moving forward at an increasingly rapid pace and we, the “sexual explorers”, have always been at the forefront of advances in technology. As soon as there were cameras we made porn, and when we got moving images we made dirty movies. And so it has continued. We were…

This Week in Kink, April 7, 2018

Articles like We Asked a Dominatrix What Sex Toys You Can’t Live Without or 15 Secrets for Sparking Your Love Life from a Sex Worker are a dime-a-dozen in pop-culture magazines, so your eyes may have glazed over and you may have missed Salon’s fantastic I Tell Men “No” for a Living: What a Dominatrix…

This Week in Kink, March 31, 2018

  There was a time, back in the early 90s, when being a porn star was glamorous. Porn stars were real stars and they gave the parties they were invited to a sparkle. In an interview in GQ, Jesse Jane, star of 2005’s Pirates says those days are long gone: They do stuff like triple…

This Week in Kink, March 24, 2018

In the People’s Republic of China there is no such thing as the truly “personal”. What you do in your life has the potential to be seen as “a possible influence on society”, and if that is seen as detrimental the consequences can be public humiliation, jail or even a death sentence. Article 301 of…

This Week in Kink, March 17, 2018

If you’ve never thought about the secret, sadomasochistic erotics of food service, I urge you to click over to Dazed to read Brittany Newell’s recollection of working the bakery floor, and how she found much to turn her on in her work. The sadomasochistic kicks of food service are not really about pain. They’re about…

This Week in Kink, March 10, 2018

If you’re in LA, today is your last day to catch an exhibition by the leathermen of Avatar Club Los Angeles. Showing at Highways Performance Space and Gallery, it celebrates 35 years of BDSM education and features erotic art by a variety of noted and new artists. The art is for sale, and supports the…

This Week in Kink, March 3, 2018

If you’ve only got time to read one article this week, I’m going to recommend Garage Magazine’s BDSM is Everywhere from High Culture to High Fashion. In 1995, photographer Susan Meiselas explored FemDom club Pandora’s Box in NYC for Magnum Photos. She revisits it 22 years later for this assignment, along with writer Katherine Bernard….

This Week in Kink, February 24, 2018

Men should eat meat, blackbirds and sparrows to “make the seed abound” before engaging in “conjugal embraces to invigorate mutual desires”. Ladies wanting a boy should lie on their right hand side after sex or on their left for a girl. When you do get pregnant, beware of ‘greedy longings for things that are contrary…

This Week in Kink, February 17, 2018

Here’s a burning question. Can you build up a tolerance to porn? Is it like a gateway drug that requires bigger and bigger hits to get the same high? Dr Justin Lehmiller thinks there is no evidence that’s the case. He reports on a new study published in the journal Sexual Medicine suggests that the…

This Week in Kink, February 10, 2018

You might have noticed that a lot of the “dominatrix spam” you see on Fetlife, or phishing you get on dating sites, comes from the Eastern Bloc. A combination of 3 factors have made Romania a major player in the sexcam industry: poverty, an abundance of unemployed (and good looking) young people who speak English,…