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Art

This Artist Is Redefining How Brutal S&M Can Be

For "Jilf," pain is all about empowerment.
Fareed Kaviani
3.19.18
Dancing VS the State

Are Sex Parties Legal? We Spoke to A Veteran Promoter To Find Out

Sex-positive communities navigate a complex set of archaic laws regulating morality.
Sophie Weiner
3.7.17
Sex

Kinky Social Network Fetlife Deletes Thousands Of Fetishes to Stay Online

FetLife, the world’s leading fetish website, has deleted huge swathes of content overnight in order to stay operational. Kinksters respond to the news.
Sirin Kale
1.25.17
Stuff

How Kinky and Non-Traditional Parents are Punished by Family Courts

America's family court system is one of the less-understood branches of our judiciary, but its judges hold sweeping power over the lives of parents and children.
Neil McArthur
11.30.16
Stuff

Meet the Kinky Couples Who Get Turned on by Tattooing Each Other

Not satisfied with leaving bruises or marks from wrist restraints, some members of the BDSM community are breaking out the tattoo equipment.
Sophie Saint Thomas
8.28.16
tech

BDSM Community Reacts After Kink Website FetLife Goes Invite Only

Following accusations that it doesn't do enough to stop sexual harassment and abuse, BDSM, kink, and fetish site FetLife halted new sign-ups. As Fetlife works to straighten out its kinks, we asked users how the changes are impacting their online...
Kari Paul
8.18.16
Sex

Is Online Porn Making Us Kinkier IRL?

The internet seems to have made people with an incipient interest in BDSM and kinky sex more comfortable exploring it.
Lux Alptraum
7.1.16
jobs

Dominatrixes Share the Most Annoying Things Their Slaves Do

We joined professional and lifestyle dominatrixes for their an annual tea party to network, dish, and tongue-lash their slaves.
Natasha Vargas-Cooper
5.31.16
NSFW

How to Make Sex and Relationships Work When Only One of You Is Kinky

"The dude who once said he had no interest in roleplay or BDSM whatsoever actually surprised me by building a dungeon in our basement while I was out of town."
Sophie Saint Thomas
1.31.16
Sex

Fanger Bangers: The Female Kinksters Who Get Off on Vampires

For some women, their vampire fetishes are less about Edward Cullen and more about bloodsucking, fang BJs, and Vlad the Impaler.
Amber Roberts
9.17.15
Stuff

Canada’s BDSM-Loving Nudist Ambassador Loves Couchsurfers

"Now I teach people, you know, be open-minded. Don't be scared of things."
Jesse Ward
3.23.15
Girl Writer

I Can't Decide Whether I Want to Have a Sex Slave

Men keep trying to get me to dominate them—financially, physically, and emotionally. The only problem is, I don't even know if I actually enjoy it.
Alison Stevenson
12.15.14