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Christian Grey Is Not a True Dominant

Susan Wright | Posted 04.14.2015 | Women
Susan Wright

There are plenty of things I like about Fifty Shades of Grey. It's a hot romance novel, which is always good, and it has kinky sex in it, which is even better. But E.L. James fell into the classic stereotype by making Christian Grey the dominant one in the relationship.

'50 Shades of Grey' and Sexual Exploration

Mike Domitrz | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Mike Domitrz

The film Fifty Shades of Grey is being released on February 13th, just in time for Valentine's Day. Sexual images are everywhere, and often the most awkward conversations involve parents talking to their children about sexual exploration and personal safety.

What 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Gets Right And Wrong About BDSM

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.12.2015 | Books

BDSM is having a pop culture moment, thanks mostly to Fifty Shades of Grey, the unavoidable book trilogy by E.L. James that will become virtually omni...

What Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey Want Their Male Partners to Learn From the Movie (If They Agree to Go See It)

Sari Eckler Cooper | Posted 04.11.2015 | Entertainment
Sari Eckler Cooper

With the premiere of Fifty Shades the movie widely anticipated this Valentine's Day, I think it's important to look at what heterosexual men can learn about what women are seeking in the fantasy that is Christian Grey.

Fifty Shades of Filth or Fun?

Jose Martinez | Posted 04.11.2015 | Entertainment
Jose Martinez

Curious much? Just how curious are people for the release of Fifty Shades of Grey this week? Friday the 13th to be exact; just in time for Valentine's Day.

#50ShadesIsAbuse: The Erotic Normalization of Violence Against Women

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 04.10.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

What "natural order" of sexy dominance is Fifty Shades of Grey really peddling? Consider that the books and film are about a billionaire "control freak" who likes to dominate.

Fifty Shades of Meh: A Real Dominatrix Takes On the Bestseller

Mistress Trinity | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mistress Trinity

There are a lot of people who would rather get a good spanking than a box of chocolates for Valentine's Day and I'm all for that. The problem I have with Fifty Shades of Grey is that it's BDSM for Dummies, it's BDSM Lite.

LOOK: This Domino's BDSM-Themed Ad Is Real But You'll Never See It Promoted

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

We're not quite sure what to do with this one. What appears to be a BDSM-themed ad for Domino's new Sriracha pizza is making the rounds on the Inte...

Please Stop Spitting on Me During Sex

Matthew Terrell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Terrell

There is absolutely no need for you to spit on me while we are having intercourse, and, honestly, the spitting causes more problems than anything else. I don't know what porn you saw this in, but please stop doing it. I don't know why you find it attractive, because I certainly don't.

When It Comes To Sexual Fantasies, What's 'Normal?'

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.04.2014 | Science

Putting aside highly-publicized recent attempts to masquerade abuse as sexual preference in the allegations against former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi, we'...

James Franco's New BDSM Film Hits Theaters

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

"Kink" is finally here! James Franco's long-anticipated BDSM film, directed by Christina Voros, hit limited theaters Aug. 22, with the actor celebr...

Top, Bottom & Versatile 101: Nicholas Snow Explains it All for Your Straight Friends (AUDIO/VIDEO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicholas Snow

So if you don't want to answer you mom's questions, or have those awkward conversations in the produce aisle, just send them a link to this episode.

Fifty Shades of BDSM

Randall Frederick | Posted 10.04.2014 | Women
Randall Frederick

BDSM is more than just dropping your voice, spanking or telling your partner to do whatever you want. To properly understand what you're getting yourself into, there are a few things to understand.

Foster Mom Recalls Oregon Woman Found In Suitcase

Associated Press | M.L. JOHNSON and GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 07.01.2014 | Crime

An Oregon teenager identified Monday as one of two women whose bodies were found in suitcases in Wisconsin had a hard time after giving up her son to ...

Second Woman Found In Suitcase Is Identified

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime

Authorities have identified Jenny Gamez as the second woman found dead in a suitcase left on the side of a rural Wisconsin roadway. According to th...

David Lohr

Did Police Do All They Could In Wisconsin Suitcase Bodies Case?

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime

The arrest of a former police officer this week after the discovery of two women's bodies stuffed into suitcases and dumped in Wisconsin has raised qu...

How To Explore Your Sexual Fantasies In Middle Age

Erica Jagger | Posted 08.23.2014 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

Even as a teen, I found myself gravitating towards older, professional, rather bossy men -- and them to me. The thought of being a high-class hooker excited me, then horrified me the next moment. I was educated, I was a feminist, I was a social progressive: how, then, could I be turned on by the thought of serving some imposing man in a suit?

Bound to Do It: Curating Erotic and Fetish Photos

Lisa Derrick | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

"So, wanna curate a booth with me at Photo Independent?" Of course I said yes. I love curating. Then came the kicker: My friend asking, noted SoCal art world photographer Eric Minh Swenson, dropped this on me: "It's gonna be all fetish photographers."

Can Kinky Sex Be Good For You?

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 02.26.2014 | Science

Sadomasochism, or sexual enjoyment from giving or receiving pain, may be a meditative experience and in some cases may lead to an altered state of con...

One Man's Sex Toy May Be Another Man's Trashed and Recycled Sex Toy

Aimee Heckel | Posted 04.15.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

A few years ago, my husband volunteered to help sort junk at a recycling facility. He came home near tears. The old sex toys! The ratty, strange, sticky, damaged sex toys! They kept coming, he explained.

The Axis of Indulgence: An Evening of Food, Sex and Alcohol in San Francisco

Zachary Ehren | Posted 03.16.2014 | San Francisco
Zachary Ehren

The things in life that continuously keep our tails wagging from one day to the next can be narrowed down to a trifecta of consumption: greasy food, sex and alcohol.

I Love My Husband More After Discovering BDSM

Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings

Want to take your relationship with your spouse to the next level? According to erotica author Red Phoenix, the trick is embracing BDSM. In a segme...

SPANKED! Bondage Class At Community Center Doesn't Last Long

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.30.2013 | Weird News

A day of bondage, domination and tea disguised as a "relationship support" meeting was gagged by red-faced officials. Trumpington Village Hall, a c...

Dreaded Fork in the Road: Hiding My Life From My Friend

Amy Shiner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amy Shiner

I almost nearly outed myself while stating my opinion, which was a reminder that I am on borrowed time. I've been keeping up a persona of a good Christian girl for years now -- 8 years exactly -- and even more if you count the fantasies of a teenager.

What Happened When My Husband And I Dabbled In BDSM

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 08.18.2013 | Style
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Before kids my husband Henry and I decided to walk on the wild side one night when we accepted an invitation from friends to attend a BDSM (Bondage, Dominance, Sadism, Masochism) Valentine's Day party hosted by the ever discreet and refined Mike Boner.