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,…


THE BODY: How Practicing Kink Helps Keep People with Disabilities Connected to Their Desires

I pull up a headless mirror pic of my body dotted in perfect circular bruises from my thighs to my neck. “But look at how purple this bruise is,” I type and hit SEND. Taking care of my disabled body…


MBG: A Beginner's Guide To Erotic Hypnosis, An Orgasmic Experience For The Mind

Hypnosis has been used for centuries to induce dreams, recall memories, and transform habits. So it makes sense that it could also be used to elicit pleasure. That would be erotic hypnosis, also…


INQUIRIES JOURNAL: Pain and Power - BDSM as Spiritual Expression

The popularity of traditional religions are on the decline as Western society strives towards secularism. People are increasingly identifying as non-religious as religion disappears from the public…


DAZED: BDSM is Fun, Science Confirms

For people who aren’t particularly open when it comes to sex and sexuality, BDSM can be difficult to understand, even though previous reports suggest that its practitioners tend to have better sex.…


MADAME NOIRE: Normalizing Kink For Black And Brown Folx

The fight for Black rights is ever-growing and ever-changing. Law enforcement is being reformed, congressional conversations on reparations are being revisited, and even businesses, celebrities, and…


EBONY: [TALK LIKE SEX] Race Play Ain't for Everyone

Within the “kink” community, there are subgroups catering to specific interests and fetishes. Within these safe spaces, people can comfortably express their alternative desires among like-minded…


VERYWELLMIND: The Health Benefits of BDSM

Mainstream culture often represents BDSM (bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, and sadomasochism) as reckless, dangerous, and unhealthy. Take Fifty Shades of Grey, for instance; Christian…


DAILY DOT: Everything you need to know about giantess vore—and why it’s so big

Sasquatch, Godzilla, King Kong, Loch Ness. Goblin, ghoul, a zombie with no conscience. What do these things all have in common? None of them are quite as popular as giantess vore. Giantess porn often…


ADVOCATE: Margaret Cho on BDSM, 'Polyamory-Fatigue,' Wanting To Die Alone

Margaret Cho grew up in San Fransisco, coming of age at the start of the AIDS crisis. Her parents owned a gay book store; Cho worked at a lesbian BDSM collective and had a brief stint as a…