MINDBODYGREEN: What Is A Female-Led Relationship? The 3 Different Forms & How To Explore

If you're a woman who likes being in control or a man who likes playing a more subordinate role, you might be interested—or already finding yourself involved in—female-led relationships. What…


ROLLINGSTONE: Sex Workers Worry They’re Going to Be Purged From Twitter

For 11 years, Genesis Lynn, the owner of Fetish Con, an industry trade show for people in the fetish industry, had relied on Twitter. Fetish Con had more than 55,000 followers, and used it to…


THE BODY: Meet the Founders of the Molly House, Where Masculine-of-Center Sex Workers Are Mobilizing Online

Shaan Lashun and TT Baum never expected that a conference presentation would lead them to create an organization together. The self-described “co-founders, co-directors, co-everythingers” now host a…


VICE: How to Find a Sex-Positive Therapist

Layla, a 30ish queer sub who enjoys domination by her partners—her name has been changed for her privacy—has been in therapy for about five years. She first sought therapy when she divorced a…


PSYCHOLOGY TODAY: Kink Education Is an Ethical Obligation

The inclination for people to understand the unknown is often fueled by an immense inability to tolerate discomfort. If we look back throughout history, when folks have been presented with unfamiliar…


BITCH MEDIA: A Man Walks Into a Day Spa

In January 2019, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited a Palm Beach business called Orchids of Asia Day Spa two days in a row. We know this because the day spa was the target of a sting…


OPEN DEMOCRACY: How I became an advocate for sex workers’ rights

I used to think that people who did sex work had found themselves in a situation where they had no choice but to do sex work, and that the job of feminists was to help sex workers find alternative…


ROLLING STONE: Pornhub Upended the Porn Industry. Now New Changes Could Destroy Sex Workers’ Livelihoods

At the start of the pandemic, Alex and Cassie, a same-sex, nonbinary, multiracial couple based in Canada, were laid off from their full-time jobs. Scrambling for income, and unable to leave the house…


ELITE DAILY: 10 BDSM Education Instagram Accounts That’ll Teach You So Much

BDSM made a splash in 2020's mainstream culture. The buzz surrounding (the very problematic) 365 DNI movie and the lyrics to "WAP" this year indicate as much. But in the same way that porn shouldn't…


INQUIRIES: Pain and Power: BDSM as Spiritual Expression

Western society is becoming increasingly secular as religion disappears from the public sphere. This developing identification has created a void as people move away from the traditional,…