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An Inside Look At Open Relationships That Will Definitely Surprise You

Moushumi Ghose, MFT | Posted 09.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Moushumi Ghose, MFT

There are many templates for what a committed, monogamous, heterosexual relationship should look like. Everywhere we look, we see individuals engulfed...

Give Me All Your Loving: 15 BDSM Authors You Should Be Reading

Mara White | Posted 07.29.2016 | Books
Mara White

BDSM (bondage, discipline, domination, submission, sadism and masochism) elements are often a component of erotic romance novels. Sometimes the themes...

Dominatrix Explains How 'BDSM Can Be A Form Of Meditation'

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

Guess what? Driving a race car, coloring, watching a movie, or practicing BDSM can all be forms of meditation too. It's not about the yoga poses -- it's about letting go of the relentless mind chatter and focusing solely on the present moment.

The Complicated Feminist Ethics Of Corsets And Waist Trainers

The Establishment | Posted 06.07.2016 | Style
The Establishment

I wanted to see how I -- and my body -- would react to wearing a corset, while exploring the question: What role, if any, is fitting for corsets and waist trainers in our modern world?

American Master/Slave Story: Leather Titleholder Partners Speak About Family, Pride, PReP, and More.

Jed Ryan | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Jed Ryan

Despite superficial pop culture interest in BDSM culture, the whole subject remains largely misunderstood and often disrespected in American consciousness. In the Leather community, however, these relationships are often open and supported.

How 'Edge Play' Can Spice Up A Monotonous Sex Life

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2016 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

Many parts of edge play were once considered freakish, but thanks to the Sexual Revolution, the Internet, and the exposure of BDSM in mainstream media, people have become more educated on the subject, interested, and the stigma has lessened.

How It Really 'Feels' To Be The Submissive Sex Partner

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 02.28.2016 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

When we're talking about 'subspace,' we're talking about the psychological state of mind that the submissive partner enters into during a scene with a dominant partner. To enter this subspace, the sub must be completely comfortable with the dominant partner, as they completely give up control.

How My Kinkiness and Depression Are Related

J.A. Rock | Posted 02.15.2016 | Queer Voices
J.A. Rock

I've concluded is that my kinkiness and my depression are related--in that they're of a piece with who I am. I don't get to pick and choose these facets of my identity, so they have to learn to coexist. I try not to play if I'm so depressed that I feel disoriented, or unfocused, or angry with myself.

Danny Pintauro on Coming Out, Being HIV+ and BDSM

Reggie Cameron | Posted 02.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Reggie Cameron

I truly think everyone should only come out on their own accord and when they are ready. I've always said I believe that it's an actor's choice whether or not to divulge.

4 Tips For Couples Wanting To Try 'Impact Play' In The Bedroom

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 02.01.2016 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

Are you secretly turned on by the idea of being spanked? Have you ever considered turning things up a notch with your partner? Some people get weak in the knees at the thought of their underwear being taken down and having a firm hand applied to their buttocks.

4 Myths About Kink And Consent You Shouldn't Believe

J.A. Rock | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
J.A. Rock

Consent works the same way in the kink world as it does in the vanilla world. If you don't know what your partner likes or wants, ask. With your words.

How To Turn Your Bedroom Into The Red Room

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 12.08.2015 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

Americans are probably more educated, informed, and enthusiastic about sex today than we've ever been, and yet we can still sometimes feel closed or uncomfortable expressing our sexuality in certain ways.

What Being A Dominatrix Taught Me About Money

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2015 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

In 2011, my life felt like a disaster. I was a holistic practitioner, but I lost my award-winning wellness practice in the wake of the Great Recession. I was 55, with no prospects, no financial savings, no family members who would help, and friends who seemed to vanish into thin air.

Talking Taboo With Erotica Author Lilah Pace

Mara White | Posted 10.21.2015 | Books
Mara White

Lilah Pace is a pseudonym for a New York Times-bestselling author, who has lived everywhere from Italy to the United Kingdom before putting down roots in the American South. She recently ventured into the erotica market with her debut novel, Asking For It and the follow up, Begging For It.

The Sexual Challenge This Dominatrix Has For You

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2015 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

For each individual, sexuality is a process of self-discovery, and it can be one of the most invigorating journeys of your life. As I was deciding to become a professional dominatrix and fetishist, I asked myself, 'can I handle other people's judgmental attitudes about my sexuality?'

Dr. Susan Block's The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace Through Pleasure

Steve Karras | Posted 07.30.2016 | Books
Steve Karras

Internationally acclaimed sex educator Dr. Susan Block (known widely as "Dr. Suzy") just might hold the key to world peace. Her latest book, The Bonob...

Why I Powder and Diaper Powerful, Successful, Middle-Aged Men

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2016 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

As a practitioner in fetish and domination, my role is to help facilitate a client's authenticity and sexual expression. Many times, I am contacted by men who are expressing their deepest desires and feelings out loud to another person for the first time in their entire lives.

How Becoming A Dominatrix At 55 Saved My Life

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 07.27.2016 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

It's true. I never thought I'd be working in the most famous bondage, discipline, sadism, and masochism (BDSM) dungeon in New York City. Not to mention that I'd start at the ripe age of 55. If you had told me 10 years ago that I would kick a man straight in the balls wearing six-inch heels, I would have kicked you out of my house.

19th-Century Lesbian Erotica Is A Truly Salacious Treat (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.14.2015 | Arts

Warning: The following images contain explicit sexual imagery and may not be suitable for work. When daydreaming about the luxurious lives of the...

Photos Of 'Food Bondage' Completely Redefine The Meaning Of Food Porn

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 06.12.2015 | Arts

You’ve seen it taking over Instagram and Pinterest feeds: sensuous sundaes, carnal cheeseburgers, meals so tantalizing they seem obscene. But those,...

Here's Why The Folsom Street Fair Is About Much More Than Leather

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The origins of San Francisco's legendary Folsom Street Fair may be much different than you think. When someone talks about Folsom Street Fair in 20...

Jon Pressick on Best Sex Writing of 2015: Consent, BDSM, Porn, Race, Sex Work & Being Canadian

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.29.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

I met Jon Pressick a few years ago when I wrote a book about sex. That's what happens when you write a book about sex. You get to meet Jon Pressick. He has talked about sex to some of the coolest sex people in America, and lived to tell the tales.

Is Psychiatry Getting Kinky?

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 06.20.2015 | 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 06.08.2015 | 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 05.17.2015 | 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.