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…


GQ: Why Chronic Pain Sufferers Are Turning to BDSM

“No pain, no gain” is a rallying slogan employed at both the beauty parlor and at the gym. Sometimes after a workout, you might even get a massage, which is quite literally the act of inflicting pain…


ELIGIBLE: Healing Through BDSM “Sex Play”

BDSM is a blanket term that covers a wide variety of “sex play” including bondage and discipline, domination and submission, and sadism and masochism; however it also encompasses fetishes and kink…


THE CONVERSATION: Yes, latex gloves can be part of a healthy relationship: busting the myths around sexual fetishism

People with fetishes have a sexual attraction to inanimate, non-living objects or non-genital body parts. Any body part can become a fetish, including feet, hair, and noses. Most object fetishes tend…


WEAR YOUR VOICE: Karmenife X On Healing Through Being a Dominatrix and Subverting White Supremacy

“My name is Karmenife X, but your dad probably knows me as Goddess Madame Namio. I am a professional and financial dominatrix. If you would have asked me when I was 18 if I could ever see myself…


PSYCHOLOGY TODAY: A Loving Introduction to BDSM

In the child’s game, Trust Me, one person stands behind the other. The one in front falls backward, trusting the other to catch them before crashing to the floor. Trust Me contains an element of…