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50 Shades of Namaste: Exploring Yoga and Sadomasochism

Jill Lawson | Posted 02.04.2016 | Style
Jill Lawson

The first time is terrifying, yet life changing. You will be instructed to take off your shoes and strip down to your bare essentials. If you have the...

Fifty Shades of Animal Sex and the Evolution of Sadomasochism

Hal Herzog | Posted 05.05.2015 | Science
Hal Herzog

From an evolutionary point of view, however, sexual attraction to pain would seem to be maladaptive. Pain is, by definition, aversive. It evolved as a signal to get our attention and keep us out of trouble.

Fifty Shades of Whiteness

Jim Downs | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Downs

Only Hollywood would turn sadomasochism, a complicated sexual performance, into a white college girl's extracurricular activity. And only whiteness would allow for the whipping to be seen as elective in a coming-of-age narrative rather than as unavoidable in the violent history of slavery.

Venus in Fur: The Master and the Muse

Camila Gibran | Posted 08.20.2014 | Arts
Camila Gibran

The first time I ever saw Emmanuelle Seigner I was a 15 year old grunge kid, and she was the gorgeous vulnerable seductress Mimi, intertwined in her husband Roman Polanski's fatally passionate love story Bitter Moon.

Sadomasochism -- Sensuality and Eroticism 3

Erwan Davon | Posted 06.24.2014 | San Francisco
Erwan Davon

We know that a person's relationship blueprint is fundamentally a self-other blueprint that originates with one's parents, especially ones mother. A s...

Climate Change, Media, Psychology & the Denial of Death

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

On the standard, commercial television channels we hear about extreme weather virtually every single day. Droughts in the southwest hardly seen since...

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...

How Eurythmics' 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)' Changed My Life

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.23.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

The truth is Annie Lennox has been one of the best influences in my life. I continue to be amazed and inspired by her words, her music, and her integrity. Today

The Gay Sexual Explosion That Has Been Nearly Forgotten

Robert A. Schanke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert A. Schanke

For over a decade after Stonewall, a gay man could have sex in New York almost anywhere, anytime, 24/7. Today, in part because of AIDS, very few of those cruising sites still exist. In our desire to acquire civil rights equal to the straight community, we have chosen to assimilate.

The S&M of the Evangelical Church

Leonard Wrigley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Leonard Wrigley

Bondage. From the point of view of some gay men, and perhaps some women too, it may very well not be a bad thing at all. Whatever tickles your pickle, right? But in the evangelical Pentecostal church in which I grew up, a different type of bondage was a very bad thing indeed.

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.

People Who Have This Type Of Sex May Be Healthier

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 07.15.2013 | Women

People who are into kinky sex may be psychologically healthier than those who are not, says a new study. Researchers found that people who were involv...

Lawsuit Argues The Mentally Ill Cannot Consent To Sadomasochistic Sex

AP | DAVE COLLINS | Posted 03.12.2013 | Crime

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Can mentally ill people consent to sadomasochistic sex? Can anyone consent to abusive and degrading sexual acts? Connecticut's hig...

REVEALED: Why Pain Can Be Pleasurable

Posted 03.01.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 02/26/2013 03:08 PM EST on LiveScience Pain isn't always a pain. Sometimes it can actually feel...

Why Kink Matters

Peter Acworth | Posted 03.16.2013 | San Francisco
Peter Acworth

It became clear that I could make a living creating fetish porn, and I jumped at the opportunity. But for me, porn has never been just a business -- it's about providing access for hundreds of thousands of people like me whose fantasies live outside the bounds of conventional sexuality.

Harvard S&M Club In Session!

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.30.2012 | College

Harvard University, home to the best and the brightest, now has an official club for the kinkiest. Harvard College Munch for the BDSM set will be a...

How Do I Add S&M To My Sex Life? From Dr. Pepper Schwartz (WATCH)

Posted 08.16.2013 | Home

Looking to try new things in your sex life? Love and relationship expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz gave suggestions on how to talk to your partner about exp...

Forgotten Sex Club Discovered On Whiskey Row

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.29.2012 | Business

When you’re demolishing an old building, you don’t really expect to find a decades-old sadomasochistic swingers sex club. Sometimes it just happen...

WATCH: Why Is Fifty Shades Of Grey So Popular? From Dr. Sue Johnson

Posted 08.21.2013 | Home

Why are so many women drawn to "50 Shades of Grey"? Relationship expert Dr. Sue Johnson weighed in the popularity of this racy novel when she met with...

'Fifty Shades of Grey': Why Women Can Keep It

Tyler Moss | Posted 10.02.2012 | Comedy
Tyler Moss

I'm no prude, as my browser history can attest, but the best-selling pop-erotica novel Fifty Shades of Grey has seared a scarlet letter into my brain.

Fifty Shades of Frustration: My Grievances With E.L. James' Provocative New Novel

Natalie Thomas | Posted 07.30.2012 | Books
Natalie Thomas

What Sex and the City did for women's sexuality, Fifty Shades takes to another level. Christian Grey might even make Samantha Jones blush.

Fifty Shades Of Grey Banned From Florida Libraries

Posted 05.08.2012 | Books

The erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" may have topped recent bestseller charts, but it's proven a little too hot for librarians in east central Flor...

50 Shades of Grey = A Message to Man Up!

Paul LaRosa | Posted 05.12.2012 | Books
Paul LaRosa

The runaway bestseller 50 Shades of Grey written by an Australian woman named E.L. James, clearly has captured the hearts and hormones of women acros...

Buying Porn For Bin Laden

Robert Brenner | Posted 07.20.2011 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

COURIER: Uh, I'd like to buy some porn.for a, uh, friend. He lives in a large, walled-off compound in the suburbs of Abbottabad. It's kind of like the Playboy mansion -- minus the Bunnies, of course.

Sex, Violence and Identity: Mad Men Season 4 Premiere

Janet Turley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Janet Turley

Don Draper doesn't need to pay for sex. He's the dashing and distant man that brown-haired women can't resist. But last night, a prostitute strode into his apartment and smacked him around.