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 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, 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,…

This Week in Kink, January 27, 2018

Let’s start with a couple of apps this week. Legal Fling is a “sexual consent” app which uses blockchain to store your personal preferences. A person can choose ‘yes’ or ‘no’ for different categories, including photo and video, use condom, STD-free, explicit language and BDSM. A request is then sent to the phone of their…

This Week in Kink, January 13, 2018

A couple of “Best of 2017” posts that are worth your time: The Camera Loves You! Best of CrashPad 2017, a Photo Journal has photographer Tristan C’s favourites of the year, and they are glorious (and definitely not safe for work). If you’re looking for an afternoon of great reading, try Suzy Hooker’s 2017 Best…

This Week in Kink, December 16, 2017

Twitch is a live, video-streaming service focused on broadcasting people playing computer games, board games and role-playing games, cooking, eating and making art. You might think that’s quite niche, but BBC News estimates that it has 15 million daily active users and more than 2.2 million people use it to stream their gaming sessions. Early…

This Week in Kink, November 18, 2017

Somebody needs to explain to me what’s going on the US, because every time I read something I get more confused. In New York a health teacher has been suspended from her job because she invited a guest lecturer to teach her class about LGBT issues. Parents complained to the school about a pack given…

This Week in Kink, November 11, 2017

Twitter tightened its media policy guidelines last week to toughen up on revenge porn and hate speech, and Buzzfeed caused a bit of a panic by misinterpreting the guidelines as a “sweeping ban on porn”. Advertising has always had fairly strict guidelines on Twitter (because no-one wants their mother to be getting dildo ads in…