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…


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…


BUSTLE: How To Get Into BDSM, Even In A Pandemic

Do chains and whips excite you? How about clear lines of communication? Before you spend your last months of quarantine building a sex dungeon in your basement, try scheduling a virtual appointment…


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…


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…


ALLURE: How to Discuss Sexual Boundaries and Consent, According to a Sex Educator

The first time I discovered the “yes/no/maybe” worksheet, I had dragged two of my closest friends to a Brooklyn sex toy shop for a Kink 101 class. Afterward, we rushed across the street to a crowded…