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Fifty Shades of Animal Sex and the Evolution of Sadomasochism
Author and professor of psychology, Western Carolina University
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
Historian and Author
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
Filmmaker, writer, actress, and stylist
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
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Climate Change, Media, Psychology & the Denial of Death
Mitchell J. Rabin
Holistic coach, psychotherapist, environmentalist & host of A ...
Can Kinky Sex Be
How Eurythmics' 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)' Changed My Life
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
award-winning author, author of "Queer Theatre and the Legacy ...
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
Fall 2013 Intern, Family Equality Council; blogger, budding ac...
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
Author of "She Dated the Asshats, But Married the Good Guy: Ho...
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.
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People Who Have This Type Of Sex May Be Healthier
REVEALED: Why Pain Can Be Pleasurable
Why Kink Matters
Founder and CEO, Kink.com
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!
How Do I Add S&M To My Sex Life? From Dr. Pepper Schwartz (WATCH)
Forgotten Sex Club Discovered On Whiskey Row
WATCH: Why Is Fifty Shades Of Grey So Popular? From Dr. Sue Johnson
'Fifty Shades of Grey': Why Women Can Keep It
Writer, Editor, Podcaster, Professional Dilettante. Managing E...
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
Sex and the City
did for women's sexuality,
takes to another level. Christian Grey might even make Samantha Jones blush.
Fifty Shades Of Grey Banned From Florida Libraries
50 Shades of Grey
= A Message to Man Up!
Buying Porn For Bin Laden
Writer, Critic, Futurist, Urbanist, Porkatarian
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:
Season 4 Premiere
Writer, TV addict
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.
Failing to Draw a Line Under Vengeance
Founder, The Forgiveness Project
In 2003, I was introduced to a man who had committed a double murder. I expected to be confronted by someone different from anyone I'd ever met, but in fact David wasn't different.
'Whip Smart': How Does A Former Dominatrix Maintain Normal Relationships?
Author, "Whip Smart"
No one plans on becoming a dominatrix; at least I hadn't. I was a liberal arts student with no income, an aversion to poverty and taking orders, and I'd always enjoyed a good high.
Venus In Fur, Tosca E Le Altre Due
Deputy Editor, MediaPost
The new show at the CSC is a smart, provocative, clever adaptation of a 19th-century erotic tale of power and submission. It deserves an extended run and a wider audience.
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