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Is Psychiatry Getting Kinky?

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

So slip into those tight leather jeans. That dog collar would look fetching. Add a piercing in a place your mother wouldn't imagine. Or take your l...

Why I Write About Sex

Rachel Hills | Posted 04.08.2015 | Women
Rachel Hills

I used to be intimidated by people who wrote about sex, even long after I started writing about it myself. The irony, of course, is that people now think the same thing about me. That because I write about sex, I must be particularly sexual. To which my internal response is: "No. You don't get me at all."

For Audiences, Loving Ben Scheuer Will Be Easy

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 03.18.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Benjamin Scheuer sat at Buvette in the West Village, a casual grin stretching up toward his perfectly coifed 'do. "I dressed for spring today," he said with a velvet voice, sliding over words like they were made of silk.

Fifty Shades of Destruction to Women and Girls

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

Ending domestic violence requires the help of all segments of society, national policy makers, media, businesses, and in the home. It's a responsibility that requires constant campaigning.

Why Anastasia Steele Is A Great Role Model

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Susan Rosenzweig

Most of my single girlfriends feel the same as I do: They want to be pursued. Not that we CAN'T be in charge; we just don't want to be. We do it all day long, with our careers and kids.

A Sex-Positive Feminist Laments '50 Shades of Boredom'

Gracie X | Posted 02.26.2015 | Women
Gracie X

He's creepy. He's that guy who needs a personality overhaul, the dude who's too controlling, too domineering -- out of bed. You want to dominate me in bed? Be my guest. You want to drive? Here are the keys to my clitoris. But don't pull that controlling crap out of bed.

Growing Up Kinky

Dr. Gloria Brame | Posted 02.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Dr. Gloria Brame

Growing up kinky, queer, non-binary, and non-heteronormative is a mixed bag that often includes struggles and self-doubt. But you grow up, and chances are that you will find that person or those people who don't just accept you but are grateful for who you turned out to be.

50 Shades of Shame

Mistress Trinity | Posted 02.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Mistress Trinity

Okay, I saw it. For you, gentle readers, I was tortured for two hours of my precious time and went to see Fifty Shades of Grey, the film. All I can say is I was more disappointed than anticipated... and we all know I had very low expectations.

Fifty Shades of Feminism: Hot Sex and the New Fairy Tale

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2015 | Women
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

This movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, will challenge us. It will be a turning point. It will begin a fight for women in many ways.

12 Artists Who Do BDSM Better Than 50 Shades of Grey (NSFW)

artnet | artnet News | Posted 02.23.2015 | Arts

This post originally appeared on artnet News. Whether you've read the book, seen the movie, or are just trying to ignore it all, it's impossible to...

Fifty Shades of Growth: A Psychotherapist's Invitation to Action

Keri Nola | Posted 04.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Keri Nola

As a sexual health educator and psychotherapist, it may or may not surprise you to know that I went to see Fifty Shades of Grey. I've always been inc...

Dear BDSM Community: Your Fifty Shades of Complaining Isn't Productive

Cassie Fuller | Posted 04.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Cassie Fuller

I'm afraid that readers with a new found interest in kink will be headed down a dangerous path without further education. But, it's precisely for those reasons that while I'll be the first to talk about the problems in the series, you won't see me complaining about the franchise.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson: A Question of Character?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

If you're skeptical about the movie being true to the book, and the actors doing justice with their interpretation of the characters, the best thing you can do is remain as open-minded as possible. Otherwise, you run the risk of shortchanging yourself as well as the leads in the film.

Fifty Shades of Grey and the Sexual (Mis)Education of Boys

Jackson Katz | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Jackson Katz

One of the most important goals of gender violence prevention work is to teach boys and young men that violence is not manly, and abuse is not sexy. To the extent that this movie complicates our efforts, it harms not just women. It also does damage to young heterosexual men.

Fifty Shames of Grey

Eva Moon | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Eva Moon

For the people screaming that the series glorifies BDSM, I can only assume you haven't read to the end. Christian Grey's predilections are presented as a "sickness" that Anastasia "cures" him of. She doesn't just roll over and say "yes, master."

50 Shades of... Relax Already!

Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw

Yes, there are real sex/violence issues to be concerned about and you don't have to look far to find them. But let's just leave 50 Shades where it belongs -- in fantasy-land.

Sex Therapist On What Women Can Actually Learn From 50 Shades of Grey

Brandy Engler | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Brandy Engler

What does Fifty Shades of Grey reveal that women really want? The movie isn't about women loving rich guys or stalkers or wanting abuse or even S&M. These features are exaggerations of common, deep-seated wishes for security, danger, excitement, adventure.

The Danger of Viewing Fifty Shades of Grey As Sex Ed

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Ana, and her fans, are rewarded not by on-screen climax, but by the promise of marriage. All of this sounds an awful lot like ideas embedded in abstinence-only sex ed.

How the Fifty Shades Movie Is Better Than the Book

Em & Lo | Posted 04.19.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

Before the movie came out, we had a list of 10 ways we hoped the movie would improve upon the book. Let's see how it faired below. Then we'll cover the pleasant surprises and less expected disappointments.

Domestic Violence Victims Advocate: 50 Shades of Grey Is NOT about Domestic Violence

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 04.18.2015 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

I must respectfully disagree with my fellow domestic violence awareness and victims advocates. I do not think that 50 Shades of Grey glamorizes domestic violence, nor do I think a boycott is warranted.

Stephanie Marcus

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Isn't A Movie About BDSM, And That's A Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 02.16.2015 | Entertainment

Like its source material, the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie is a phenomenon. Sam Taylor-Johnson's much-derided adaptation of E.L. James' more-derided n...

Fifty Shades of BS

Debbie Hampton | Posted 04.16.2015 | Entertainment
Debbie Hampton

All in all, the trilogy was entertaining, mindless reading, but I did find it to be a ridiculously insulting depiction of a modern, healthy female and relationship. I'm not condemning you if you read the books as a guilty pleasure or if you go see and enjoy the movie. (I'll wait until it comes to Netflix.)

Christian, This Just Isn't Fun Anymore

Stephen Snyder MD | Posted 04.15.2015 | Women
Stephen Snyder MD

In the theater, I realized that the idea of Fifty Shades just being fantasy and therefore innocuous doesn't completely work. Some of the fantasy on-screen in the movie struck me as too close to the things people put up with in real life.

I Am a Feminist and I Love Fifty Shades

Jaime Grant, Ph.D. | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment
Jaime Grant, Ph.D.

As Fifty Shades of Grey hits the theatres, critics on the right and left have already lifted their poisoned pens to dis the film adaptation of this massively popular BDSM novel.

Meet the Dominatrix Grandma Who Works Out Of Her Basement Dungeon

Huffington Post | Posted 02.14.2015 | Fifty

When you think of BDSM, "Fifty Shades of Grey," which hits theaters today, is probably what comes to mind. But it's not only young, sculpted people wh...