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Whips & Wine: The Very Best Sex Parties In Town

Robin Wilkey | Posted 04.11.2012 | San Francisco

San Francisco has a way of spicing things up. And now, SF is giving wine country a swift slap in the ass with Femina Potens's A Taste of Rope: an erot...

Sexual Preference Is Like Ice Cream

Amy Shiner | Posted 06.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

A few weeks ago it reached the 80s for a few days, and a lot of the creemee (soft-serve ice cream) stands opened their doors. It reminded me that not only are my maple creemees with chocolate sprinkles only an arm's length away, but everyone has a different "flavor" sexually.

50 Shades Of Submission: An Interview With A Real-Life Submissive, Madison Young

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 05.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

Lately I've been struggling with my role in the bedroom. Do I really like getting spanked because it feels good, or have I internalized my abusive past? I went searching for answers from the gorgeous Madison Young.

Deconstructing Fifty Shades of Grey

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 05.03.2012 | Women
Dr. Logan Levkoff

I am not suggesting that it is inappropriate to talk about violence against women; I am stating that "Fifty Shades of Grey" and other types of non-vanilla erotica have nothing to do with violence against women.

This Racy Novel Has LOTS Of Female Fans

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 03.02.2012 | Women

Attention suburbia: Sexually explicit bodice-rippers are making a comeback. British novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" by author E.L. James (a woman in her ...

Old Is the New Black; BDSM, the New Gay

Eric Schaeffer | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home
Eric Schaeffer

Blindfolding with a silk scarf? Wrists bound to the bedpost while whip cream or ice is run along the innocent captive? "Rough" sex? A slight squeeze of your lover's throat? Just a soft one?

Enlightening Polyamory

Amy Shiner | Posted 04.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

At church last night, I came out as polyamorous. It was an endorphin rush. Coming out is hard, though. I am a layperson at church, and I have a very strong leadership role.

Communication: Struggles Between Poly Star-Crossed Lovers

Amy Shiner | Posted 04.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

I guess you could say that if two people communicate, share common bonds and emotions they are in a relationship. However, I don't consider my best friend from childhood to be in a poly relationship with me.

Spirituality Meet Leather

Amy Shiner | Posted 03.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

I'm pretty out about being pansexual at church. I am sure some of my closer fellow practitioners have picked up on the poly thing. So am I ready to take the next step and let my kinky flag fly free? I'm not sure there is a choice.

To Touch or Not to Touch

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 03.25.2012 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

Have you ever heard the term sex-positivity? Prior to moving to San Francisco, I had never heard it before. In fact, most people don't actually talk about sex a whole lot.

Holiday Gifts for Your Sex-Positive Friends

Amy Shiner | Posted 02.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

Looking to give your sex-positive friends or lovers a gift this holiday season? Here is a list of some of the more sought-out gifts that will be sure to have your friends and lovers excited.

Transcending Boundaries: What Happens Beyond the Binary

Amy Shiner | Posted 01.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

A trip to transcending boundaries, something that rarely happens in a heterosexual-based society, is a way to push the envelope. Built on a growing community, there is something for everyone who has ever been viewed as "different."

SF Fetish Porn Empire Battles Neighboring Developers

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.21.2011 | San Francisco

In May, San Francisco's Kink.com -- the fetish porn empire housed within the historic Armory building -- announced big plans for the vacant 38,000-squ...

The Dumbest Things About Being A Dominatrix (NSFW)

Dumb As A Blog | David Moye | Posted 11.26.2011 | Weird News

Bettie is a dominatrix. Based in Dallas, Texas, the 23-year-old philosophy student has spent the last three years making a living beating the crap out...

Inside Chicago's Sins Center, BDSM's Popularity Grows Among Senior Citizens

Gapers Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Errol and I are in the car. He's been to The Sins Center before and I, well, I have never been to a BDSM club. "So tell me again about the last time y...

Mannequins in Art

Tove Hermanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tove Hermanson

As mannequins have been anatomically perfected and increasingly incorporated into the public sphere via window displays, they have also been utilized by artists other than window dressers.

What Is Work? Kinky Sex and a 401K

Sharon Glassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sharon Glassman

Today, we meet Mollena Williams, a woman whose passion for kinky sex led to her dream career as the "Executive Pervert" for the alternative lifestyle dating sites bondage.com and alt.com.

New York Post: Weird Fetishes Only OK If They Involve Falafel

Portfolio.com | Jeff Bercovici | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Paying for erotic favors is okay, as long as your tastes are generic. That, in a nutshell, is the sexual ethic of the New York Post. How else do you ...