Interview with a submissive: Ariel

Interview with a submissive: Ariel

How long have you been practicing BDSM and D/s? What drew you to it?  When I was about 14 or 15, I had a boyfriend who was into wearing leather, and we got the idea to try to tie each other up. We’d basically switch back and forth, but I remember being very drawn to that sexually, the being tied up.  From then on, I knew I was [...]

Coming Out as BDSM

Coming Out as BDSM

The discovery of power exchange and BDSM set my marriage on sexual fire and swept up my husband and I in a wave of more honest communication, deeper intimacy, unbreakable trust, and more liberated love. We deeply wished we had discovered our D/s dynamic sooner, and I often felt angry that this path to unlocking [...]

Review: “Kink: Stories” Doesn’t Do BDSM Any Favors

Review: “Kink: Stories” Doesn’t Do BDSM Any Favors

In planning this site, I was sure I’d never review BDSM fiction. First, because that is not our focus, and there are plenty of other BDSM-themed sites devoted to nothing but reviews of books and products. Second, because it is all but impossible to find quality erotica or fiction about kink that is worth one’s [...]

If Armie Hammer abuses women, it’s not because he’s into BDSM

If Armie Hammer abuses women, it’s not because he’s into BDSM

As the editor of a soon-to-launch BDSM advocacy site, my Google alert for “BDSM” has daily presented me the saga of the actor Armie Hammer, a would-be Marquis de Sade who allegedly wants to make sexual slaves of his girlfriends, and gets off on the idea of consuming pieces of their flesh. “I am 100% [...]