Posts Tagged: bdsm

Unbound

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It’s always been ground glass, scraping against my insides. I imagine a light held to the place where I open would illuminate a mess of torn flesh, throbbing red-wet.

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Death, Satan, and Cats: A Conversation with Rabih Alameddine

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Rabih Alameddine discusses his newest novel, The Angel of History, surviving the AIDS epidemic, and the role of religion in his life and writing.

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(K)ink: Writing While Deviant: Kirsten Irving

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The pressure to prove ourselves can have a distorting effect, causing us to doubt our instincts in favor of following others we perceive to be experts or “genuine.”

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(K)ink: Writing While Deviant: E. A. Longfellow

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The way I think about my writing is similar to the way I think about my kink—both have to do with history and the ethics around appropriation.

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When Marketing Trumps Truth

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This is how gay-male-identifying, biological women become straight chicks. Investigative journalism morphs into emotional memoir.

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James Deen and the Myth of Concrete Consent

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In the final months of a nearly six-year BDSM relationship—the most satisfying relationship of my life—a line was crossed. My Master (a stripper and porn star at the time) violated my safe word, and I knew in that instant that it was the beginning of the end. Without warning he had confiscated my magic passport, […]

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(K)ink: Writing While Deviant: Tina Horn

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I would go so far as to say that the entire reason I write is to detect all the irony that language allows and twist it around the truth like razor wire and ivy. That’s how I like my truth: twisted.

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(K)ink: Writing While Deviant: Michael Broder

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If I am a sub poet, is poetry as a genre my dom? Is the particular poem I’m working on my dom?

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Criminalizing Kink in the UK: The 50 Shades Effect

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Last month I reached out to LA-based expat Anna Span, an English porn producer (and one-time Liberal Democrat candidate) who awhile back, fought the UK’s ban on showing female ejaculation in porn—and won! I was anxious to hear her take on the recent crackdown on sadomasochistic practices in adult films, specifically whether “BDSM-themed art porn” […]

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Thought Crimes, Sexual Fantasies, and “The Cannibal Cop”

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Years ago when I worked at a house of domination in NYC’s Chelsea district, there were a handful of clients who were memorable for breaking up the run-of-the-mill fetish (foot worship, spanking, bondage, role playing, repeat) monotony. One was a dude I never saw, but only heard about whenever one of the few Mistresses capable […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Falling For The Femme Fatale

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If power is going to shift toward equality, men have to see power less as an inherent right and more as something we can be incentivized to relinquish.

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Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘n Roll, and Bondage

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NOFX bassist Fat Mike spoke with Noisey about his S&M lifestyle, a choice often viewed as socially unacceptable. He sees BDSM individuals as facing many of the same challenges as the LGBTQIA community, though without the support of a community: It’s so unfair because the transgender, bisexual, gay, and lesbian communities have their groups. They’re […]

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What About Men?

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“Many men who turn to submissive fantasies do so for precisely the sort of vacation from responsibility that Roiphe suggests women are seeking.” At Salon, Tracy Clark-Flory gathers the input of professional dominatrixes to shed light on male desire for submission, which was glaringly absent in Kaite Roiphe’s Fifty Shades of Grey.

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Truth, Justice, the American Way, and Bondage

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“In 1954, his eyesight failing and work hard to come by, (Superman co-creator Joe Shuster) accepted an invitation to illustrate the lurid stories that were to fill the pages of a magazine called Nights of Horror. Promising its readers “stories spiced and illustrated in a way we know you will enjoy,” it contained pictures of young […]

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