MASHABLE: BDSM and meditation are more connected than you'd think

Whips, handcuffs, blindfolds, ropes, flogging, spanking. These probably aren't the kind of activities you associate with meditation and mindfulness, let alone spirituality. But if you ask those who…


REFINERY29: “Kink Helped My Mental Health”. The Healing Benefits Of BDSM

Warning: This article includes mentions of suicidality, rape, drug misuse, eating disorders and self-harm. Two years ago, 38-year-old Alice* suddenly went profoundly deaf. She lost her job,…


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…


GQ: The Godmother of the Moment

Ceyenne Doroshow is halfway through packing a box of stilettos—some of them stoned, all of them glamorous—when I arrive at her place in Ozone Park, Queens. She's going to be moving in a few days, she…


BITCH MEDIA: Love No Limit, Masturbation Opens Women up to Power, Play, and Pleasure

Pleasure is a human right; sexual pleasure is natural, not nasty; and self-pleasure (through masturbation) is a radical act, especially for women. Because I so deeply believe in these ideals, I spend…


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…