A few years ago ….
Today, in 2012, I avoid him as much as I can. But my friend (?) Richard used to joke (?) that I only called him when I broke up with my boyfriends. Kinda true, kinda false. Regardless — a few years ago — I don’t even call him this time, I just end up at his apartment for some small party.
He scents the pain in me, and suddenly we’re in a back room, alone. One of the reasons he’s so good at this is that he smells vulnerability like a shark smells blood. I don’t remember whether I ask him to hurt me, or he just grabs me. “Something’s close to the surface,” I tell him, while he leaves bite-shaped bruises on my upper arm. He knows me; he doesn’t leave bruises in places I can’t cover with a t-shirt.
“What is it?” he asks, and I choke on it. I’m already starting to cry. We’ve only been doing this for a moment.
“Red,” I say. The safeword. I’m sobbing. “Red.” Richard stops immediately. “Tears,” I say. “Tears were close to the surface.” Keep reading »
Sure, you could dress your pooch up in a fluffy pink coat or a sweater, but the folks at Vice went to a much more sinister place: goggie S&M gear. Enter the chains, whips and leather — these pups are ready for a biker fight. Or a Depeche Mode concert, whatever your pleasure. [Vice]
The LA Times takes a closer look at “bordello chic,” the latest trend in interior design that is sexing up businesses and nightclubs on the Left Coast. At club Voyeur, the chairs are all SM-themed, with lace-up corsets, leather straps, and restraint harnesses. Taking a nod from old-fashioned men’s clubs and bordellos, the look is a mix of upscale old-school and 21st century bondage chic. According to one designer, Lori Erenberg, this kinky impulse is a reflection of the economic climate. “I think this look is very timely, because there’s a lot of pain going on right now,” Erenberg opines. At the L.A. outpost of the racy lingerie-and-adult-goods shop Coco de Mer, customers try on undergarments in a “confessional” booth-cum-dressing room. Designer Aimee Less, who designed the Corset chair seen here, says her piece “evokes both pleasure and pain, freedom and enslavement.” Sounds interesting, but how comfortable it is depends on the kinks of the sitter. [LA Times] Keep reading »
At Erotica 2009 in London, a woman walks the convention floor with her compliant male friend. [Uncoached] Keep reading »
Almost Halloween or extreme fetishism? Designer Jaiden rVa James’ SM hoods will put your eye out. [10/26/09, London] Keep reading »
I can’t speak with great expertise as to exactly what’s going on here because I don’t speak Deutsch, but what we appear to have is a “mobile dominatrix” who will come abuse interested submissives wherever they are. Basically, this German dominatrix rides around in a van that contains a portable dungeon. She shows up where you are — at work, at home, I don’t know — and you climb inside her dungeon on wheels for the spanking of your life. Or flogging. Or whatever it is that you are into. I like how the Domina-Mobil has no shame; in America, I don’t think you could get away with driving a van with a dominatrix painted on the side and a fully equipped dungeon inside. Check out a shot of the interior of Dominatrix My Mobile after the jump. Keep reading »
Paging all Madonnaphiles! The Daily Beast has gone through the trouble of rounding up the “9 Sexiest Madonna Videos” of all time. Some of their picks are spot-on — “Like a Virgin,” “Justify My Love,” “Like a Prayer.” But other choices are downright weird — “Ray of Light” never struck me as particularly sexy. The most notably absent sexy Madonna video? “Human Nature.” You’d think being chained to a chair, spanking a dog, and wearing a latex bikini would count for something in a woman’s career. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »
We’ve seen something like these kooky masks before. Designer Ilya Fleet created a similar series for sex boutique Coco de Mer. But shoe designer Minna Parikka‘s line of masks is a little less fetishistic, and they’re made out of deconstructed and repurposed shoes. While Parikka typically designs pretty-in-pink, retro-style footwear, these colorful, playful masks are equal parts lucha libre and sex kitten. What do you think: totally insane or Halloween potential? [Style Bubble]
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From the runway to the pages of magazines, fashion is experiencing a resurgence of SM-inspired style. Calvin Klein handcuffs? Check. Whip-wielding models? You bet. Back in the 90s, Versace paved the way with bondage gear that borrowed heavily from the underground fetish scene. Now that kink has gone mainstream, more designers are finding their influences in the SM scene. Last year, Dolce & Gabbana brought the sexy back with crops and padlocked belts. Today, fetish is everywhere. Keep reading »