ARTICLES

NASHVILLE SCENE: Talking With Stephen K. Stein About the BDSM Movement in Modern America

Susan Sontag once called BDSM “the furthest reach of the sexual experience.” As historian Stephen K. Stein shows in his new book, Sadomasochism and the BDSM Community in the United States: Kinky People Unite, the sexual community of BDSM has evolved over the past half-century.

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SLATE: The Indefensible Cruelty of OnlyFans’ Porn Ban

Adult performers gave the platform legitimacy. It’s showing them the door.

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PAPER: This Healthcare Center Allows Sex Workers to Be Themselves

From societal stigma to privacy concerns to prudish insurance providers, it's no secret that sex workers have a particularly hard time receiving respectful and comprehensive medical care. Now though, the good folks at Callen-Lorde are trying to rectify this problem in NYC with their COIN Clinic, the first dedicated healthcare center for sex workers on the East Coast.

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EROTICA

Slave New World: A Sci-Fi Femdom Story

“Sisters,” said a booming female voice from the edge of the circle that I recognized as belonging to Prime Ascendatrix Calypso. “I want to thank you all from the bottom of my breast for coming here today to bear witness to what is perhaps the least palatable of our sacred duties: The Ritual of Emptying.”

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The Velvet Chain: A Lesbian Romance

The dancer twirled, unleashing a cloud of glitter and perfume as she turned her back to Isabelle. Then she folded over at the waist, coiffed hair hanging between studded stilettos, fake breasts stretching the nylon of her bikini top, and shook her ass in Isabelle’s face to the cheers of the patrons of The Velvet Chain...

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PRESS

i-D: 5 dominatrices explain the rules of consent

"People can learn a lot from the BDSM and sex work community about consent and talking about sex in an open and supportive way without judgement."

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MEL: THE FOOT FETISHISTS OF WIKIFEET ARE THE WEB’S GENTLEST KINKSTERS

They’re only about a toe shy of total world domination

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BROADLY: 14 Powerful Portraits Showing the Diversity of Asian-American Feminism

These artists and activists can't be contained by the "model minority" myth.

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