Copyright, photographs and posting on social media
Just because you're in a photo doesn't mean you have a right to share it on Social Media. If you're commissioning a shoot get a proper contract.
Death to the UK’s porn block (for now)
There’s good news from the UK Government: plans to introduce a nationwide “porn block” have been shelved. If they’d gone ahead every porn site serving content into the UK would have had to challenge the visitor to prove they were over 18. Not with a timid pop-up, but with proper verification.
The whole thing was getting silly. Asking people to provide their credit card details just to look at content wasn’t going to help build trust. Other ideas, such as using your passport or buying a verification card from a newsagent, didn’t fly either. When stories emerged that PornHub’s owner was trying to build a national database of porn users privacy came rushing to the front.
For now the plans have been scrapped. Needless to say privacy advocates are happy and the “what about the children?” brigade less so. There’s the usual talk of children being put at risk from harmful content and little about the conversations parents should be having with their children but won’t.
I’ve little doubt the plans will resurface in another form. For now at least we Brits can all enjoy our adult content without filter.
Is the “Nazi Fetish” a legitimate part of BDSM, or extremism finding a home?
Nazi symbolism can be seen at BDSM events and on websites. Is the kink community right to be offended, or is it a legitimate fetish?
Training the White Boy – back on Kindle
A follow-up to “Training” is being worked on, and should pop out after I’ve finished my next Heavy Rubber title.
Why did I decide to return to the genre? I was clearing out my email and stumbled across the emails I got from a couple of people who were into this thanking me for writing it. Both were struggling a little with it and enjoyed reading something romantic and liberating rather than downright abusive.
I know my work won’t be winning any Nobel prizes anytime soon. If there are people who enjoy it and welcome it, fair enough.
Just remember: race play is a consensual dynamic in BDSM. Racism is thinking less of someone because of their heritage. Don’t confuse the two.
Let’s just call it what it is – a sexual assault
Bad scenes at Tokyo’s massive Cosplay event. A Chinese cosplayer was assaulted by a mob of camera carrying arseholes determined to get up-skirt photos.
There’s a lot of mob mentality floating around in here, and the further out the more I’m inclined to be generous and think people are curious about the mob. But right in there, with your camera pointing at a crying girl in distress, snapping away trying to get shots up her skirt?
I know there probably won’t be any criminal charges brought (this is Japan, afterall), but I hope they’re outed on Twitter and shamed into apologies.
And for the rest of us? Let’s learn something from this.
Thanks to the idiot “gimp” for spoiling our fun
It seems some arsehole has decided to terrorise the people of a Somerset town by dressing up in a latex “gimpsuit” and jumping out on them. Reports vary, but it’s alleged this person likes to rub his crotch when approaches people. There’s a photo of him doing the rounds, caught by a victim, with suitable media interest to follow. There are even reports of arrests being made.
I get the whole “going out in public in rubber” thing. I’ve done it. I dare say I’ll do it again. It’s fun, liberating and – if you’re with some friends – a bit of a laugh. Only for other people it can be scary, intimidating and even terrifying. Caution is required.
Whether this is someone getting the wrong end of the proverbial stick or truly something sinister remains to be seen. Either way, I’m guessing wandering around in public in latex is going to be off-the-table for a little while until things calm down again.
The Neo-Pink Tales: are they just exploiting Japanese culture?
A series of BDSM themed books set in contemporary Japan has led to accusations of cultural appropriation and "yellow fever". Am I guilty as charged?
Sometimes it’s best to say nothing
You may have a strong personal view, but announcing to a date from the Military you're not going to date them for ethical reasons might not be the best idea
This is a tale of betrayal
A woman claimed to be barren and asked for unprotected sex. Turned out she was trying to trick me into becoming the father of her child.
A profound observation from my daughter
“If feminists keep telling me to stop watching porn we’re breaking up.”
She realised she’d said it out loud and blushed.
I’m proud of my daughter.
My weekly Fetlife friend-not-friend
It happens about once a week. A certain person, who shall remain nameless, likes an image and then asks to become bosom buddies on Fetlife. No message, just a friends request. I decline.
To be fair, I decline most friends requests as I’m not in that game. There’s a “Follow” button you can use. Otherwise I’m a choosy bugger.
I don’t block him. He’s done nothing wrong bar not read a profile. I’m not that much of a bastard. So I decline his request and wait another week.
Wonder if I’ll miss him when he finally gives up?
EL James has triggered another round of shallow “try BDSM” articles
As EL James' latest novel hits the virtual bookshelves, another round of BDSM themed articles has started to emerge. Most are as bad her novels.