• 50 Shades of Adaptation

    The Internet has been abuzz this week following the release of the full trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey. Kinky and vanilla watchers alike are on the edge of their seats wondering if E. L. James’ erotic magnum opus will be translated effectively to...
  • 50 Shades of Ridiculous

    I hope every person who is remotely interested in BDSM is aware of how horrible the Fifty Shades of Grey books are. With the recent release of the movie trailer, I thought it was time for me to address a few things about hype that surrounds such a problematic...
  • Look Outside the Price Tag

    Toys can ban be fun, but there isn’t always room in a person’s budget to outfit an entire dungeon. Problem is, branching out into BDSM often requires the use of things other than your body. Obviously, some people have no desire to hold their partner down with anything other...
  • Accidents Happen

    Even with days of mental preparation, going over every single thing that will happen in a scene, or doing something for the hundredth time, things can still go wrong. No matter how hard we Dominants try, we aren’t perfect. It’s a hard thing to accept when Dominants are supposed...
  • Sometimes Rough and Always Ready: A Review of ‘Best Gay Erotica 2014’

    It’s no surprise that the best-known collection of short stories about guy-on-guy has a little something for everyone. From the pens of eighteen authors and one (unexpected) illustrator come queer men of all shapes, sizes, and inclinations, including but not limited to: body hair, anonymity, group sex, dirty talk,...
  • Show Me Your Teeth: Not Seen And Not Heard

    Running into an uncomfortable reality is something that happens at least once in everybody’s life, and how we choose to deal with it says a lot about how healthy our outlooks on accountability are. For all that I spent a lot of time getting down and dirty with the...
  • Control the Forbidden: Kink-Friendly Doctors

    By Myka Kent Though it’s not always the case, those who enjoy BDSM are often littered in scratches, bruises, bite marks, and even scars. It’s a simple truth that where pain is involved, the body will likely show evidence of the cause. Many of us love having those little...
  • Show Me Your Teeth: A Quick Guide on How To Avoid Triggering

    By Ariel Rose Navigating the world of kink without putting yourself or your partner at risk can be tricky, but even more so if one of you is affected by triggers. A trigger is any sensation or motif that can set off memories of a traumatic event in one’s...
  • Control the Forbidden: Knowing Your Traits

    By Myka Kent Let’s face it, there are reasons why BDSM has a bad name. Yes, there are the physical aspects of play that make mainstream individuals cringe and judge us, but it’s not just that. When I’ve seen people try to process why someone else would willingly be...