Cute BDSM Gear Is Making Everyone Kinkier

Brands like Savage X Fenty and Wild Wolf are marketing to curious millennials with pastel body harnesses and other softer-edged accessories.


Intimate Photos from the Largest Outdoor Leather and Kink Festival on the American East Coast

Photographer Matt Van Anderson has been documenting Folsom Street East—and his changing relationship to kink—for the last 3 years.


This Is What It's Like to Have Sex With Hearing Loss

Embracing my hearing limitations has come, somewhat counterintuitively, from eroticizing them.


An Intro to Figging—The Kink Where You Put Ginger in Your Butt

It's like a butt plug, but it burns.


Dominatrixes Tell Us What Makes a Good Sub

Ease in slowly, ask questions, and don’t mistake your domme for a therapist.


I Tried Rope Bondage as a Coping Mechanism for My Anxiety

It felt like yoga—a steady, reliable movement from discomfort to comfort and I was in control of the pace.


How to Tell if Your BDSM Relationship Is Abusive

A psychologist explains the line between a healthy exchange of power and potentially fatal abuse.


Why I Decided to Start Kink Shaming Myself

I've invited abuse into my sex life for too long.


What It’s Like Being in a Sex Club in Canada’s North

Welcome to Yellowknife, where everyone knows your kink.


This Airbnb Lets You Stay in a BDSM Cage for $150 a Night

Located in a Sydney garage, the listing claims to be "the perfect escape... if you need to be put in your place."


What a Cast Fetish Is All About

Think toes, bondage, and helping people in casts do their household chores.


How To Have Sex in Public. And Not Get Caught by Cops

“Without the safety of locked doors and four walls, there’s a sense of vulnerability and danger you feel which can be extremely exciting.”