Posts tagged "bdsm"

5 Essential (And Naughty!) BDSM Tips For Beginners

When I first became interested in sex, or sex with people other than myself I should say, I was immediately turned on by the world of BDSM, albeit, at an early age. There was something illicit and natural about the kinkiness that it didn't take much for me to warm up to it. Back then,…

By: Kristin Collins Jackson / March 3, 2015

“Fifty Shades” Has Turned Into A Real-Life Sexual Assault

The kink community’s warnings about “Fifty Shades of Grey”’s poor demonstration of what consent looks like in BDSM has turned out not to just be paranoid speculation: A student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Mohammad Hossain, has been charged with sexual assault following an incident in which he claimed to be “re-enacting scene…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 24, 2015

Pat Robertson: Women’s “Fifty Shades” Boiling-Oil Fantasies Are Promoting Sex Trafficking

Over the weekend, "The 700 Club" played a clip of an interview with Christian anti-sex trafficking activist Benjamin Nolot, speaking at Pat Robertson’s Regent University, who claimed that "Fifty Shades of Grey" is promoting sex trafficking. I’m not sure he’s seen the movie or read the book, because all it really promotes is neurotoxicity, but…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 23, 2015

PornHub Has “Fifty Shades” To Thank For Increased BDSM Searches

Pornhub has proven definitively that consumption of "Fifty Shades of Grey" translates to real-life curiosity about BDSM, with a new sets of infographics on search terms immediately following the movie’s release last week. Shocker: A lot more people are searching for BDSM and BDSM-related terms than usual. It’s women, in particular, who are suddenly way

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 20, 2015

Hillary Clinton Is Having Brainstorming Sessions With Elizabeth Warren

Hillary Clinton met with Elizabeth Warren to brainstorm policy in December. [New York Times] A new strain of HIV has been identified in Cuba. [MSN] Women scientists in Nigeria are killing it. [NPR] Sexual harassment at work has only become more complicated with the advent of social media. [Cosmopolitan] Science says that BDSM sexuality i…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 17, 2015

50 Shits Of Crap: A Professional Dominant Excoriates The Worst Movie Of All Time

I knew that I was going to have to watch "Fifty Shades of Grey" eventually, it was just an issue of watching in a way that would be, you know, tolerable. And it occurred to me pretty quickly last week: One of my very best friends in the world is a veteran professional and recreational…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 17, 2015

Frisky Q&A: Joanna Angel Talks About The Evolution Of BDSM, Safe Words & Her New Sex Toy Line

Joanna Angel is the queen of alt pornography. With hot pink streaks through her raven hair and a petite frame adorned with colorful tattoos, the Brooklyn native “punk princess” of porn created her production company, Burning Angel, shortly after graduating from Rutgers University with degrees in literature and film. This time of year, Joanna i…

By: Sophie Saint Thomas / January 23, 2015

Congressional Staffers Walked Out Of Their Jobs On Thursday To Protest Police Killings

Black and Hispanic congressional staffers on Capitol Hill walked out of their jobs to protest police killings yesterday. [The Root] The median net worth of White households in America is THIRTEEN TIMES that of Black households. Are we still denying systemic racism? [New York Times] Shonda Rhimes wants Sony to admit that the hacked e-mail…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 12, 2014

The UK’s BDSM Ban In Porn And Cultural Condescension

UK’s Parliament has gone off the deep end with sexual regulation by amending their 2003 Communications Act to ban certain sexual acts in video-on-demand porn produced in the UK. The acts included are: Spanking Caning Aggressive whipping…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 2, 2014

How Fifty Shades Of Grey Made BDSM Go Mainstream

In a Sunday interview with The Guardian, Jamie Dornan informed the world that there will be exactly zero penis shots in “50 Shades Of Grey.” Or to use the actor's parlance, Dornan's "todger" won't appear. The news struck fans with shock rivaled only by the realization that the pinot is running low: What good i…

By: Huffington Post Women / November 7, 2014

Even If Darren Wilson Is Innocent, The Ferguson Police Department Is Toxic

If Darren Wilson is found innocent, it won't excuse the behavior of the Ferguson Police toward the citizens of Ferguson. [The Atlantic] The evidence keeps mounting that former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi has been behaving problematically for 20 years. [VICE] Invasive mental health tracking app Samaritans Radar now has an opt-out, but it still need…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 3, 2014

5 More Women Have Accused Jian Ghomeshi Of Assault

Five more women have come forward to accuse former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio host Jian Ghomeshi of abuse and harassment, which makes eight alleged victims in total. Ghomeshi has roundly denied the accusations, claiming that what he did was in fact not abuse but consensual BDSM, and that a jilted former partner had been conspiring…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 30, 2014

Efforts To Ban Same-Day Registration And Early Voting Are Voter Suppression

The effort to ban same-day voter registration and early voting amounts to massive voter suppression. [Slate] PurrVerse columnist Kitty Stryker gives a thorough, nuanced analysis of all the problems involved in Jian Ghomeshi labeling abuse as BDSM. [Guardian] Wonder Woman has a queer, kinky, feminist history, and that makes me very happy. [Flavorwire] Today wa…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 29, 2014

Read The Last Words of Reyhaneh Jabbari, Who Was Hanged For Killing Her Rapist

Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged in Iran on Saturday for killing her rapist. She left her final will in the form of a voice message for her mother, which said, amongst other things, "In the court of God I will charge the inspectors…and all those that out of ignorance or with their lies wronged me and…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 28, 2014

Anne Rice’s BDSM Erotica Trilogy Sleeping Beauty Heads To TV!

Your TiVo queue just got unbelievably hotter: a BDSM erotica trilogy by Anne Rice, under the pen name A.N. Roquelaur, is headed to TV. The popular books, The Claiming Of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty's Punishment and Beauty's Release, will be adapted into a TV series for the channel Televisa USA. Your mom bought these compulsively readable…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 15, 2014

A Guide To Doing Anal With Your Boyfriend

As a professional dominatrix, and an all-around kinky lady, I love anal play. Your bum can play a delightful role in all sorts of fun, from a casual roll in the hay to the darkest, kinkiest scene ever. Sadly, homophobia and traditional sexual values mean that relatively few straight men consider asking to receive anal.

By: Margaret Corvid / September 11, 2014

Here’s A New Trailer For “Kink,” James Franco’s Documentary About BDSM Porn

"Kink," a documentary about the porn web site Kink.com, debuted in January at the Sundance Film Festival. Yesterday, the film, which explores the largest BDSM online porn empire, released a new trailer in anticipation of a limited release. I've heard complaints about the film — it's "boring" (which is unfortunately always something that some kinky…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2014

On Making The Case For Kink As A Sexual Orientation

Today on Slate.com is an excellent piece about why "kinky" should be considered a sexual orientation. Writer Jillian Keenan posits how we define a person's sexual orientation should include what kind of energies turn a person on — dominant or submissive, for example — because for people like Keenan and myself, our sexuality is more…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2014

Frisky Rant: On The Great Robin Thicke Feminist Knee-Jerk Fiasco Of 2013

The first time I really listened to the lyrics of “Blurred Lines,” I was like, “This is my JAM!” It only took a few minutes of Googling and reading my favorite feminist blogs, though, before I started becoming horrified and dismayed at the feminist community’s reaction to the song. The Daily Beast kicked off a…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 8, 2014
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