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Commentary on aspects of the BDSM scene

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How much detail to include? A challenge for fetish writers

Image of a woman in bondage shown as a dark silhouette on a green background

Fetish fiction writers can linger on details about the smell of latex or the feel of the whip. Is it better to trust the reader?

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The return of bondage photography

Black and white photo of a woman in a spandex catsuit with her hands tied behind her back in a bondage position

With the threat of the UK banning bondage and fetish photography, I think it’s time to share my old work. Maybe some new photos too.

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A bad weekend

Black and white photo of a man tying hands behind back

Our plans for a couple of hours of kinky fun came to nothing as a malaise overtook me. Perhaps my mood will lift.

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Taking stock of where my writing is

Black Mistress ties the hands of an ebony submissive behind her back in bondage

I’ve been unable to publish much these past months. It isn’t for the want of trying.

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A day in latex (or why ignoring your fetish for a few months is bad for your mental health)

Photograph of a man in a latex gesturing to the camera

After months of letting the vanilla world get the better of me, I gave my sexuality free reign. Welcome back, latex loving Razz!

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Sex shops and bondage magazines: what the download generation are missing

Scan of the inside of a bondage magazine showing a young woman tied up by train tracks

Easy access to porn downloads is robbing us of a vital part of our sexual education – the thrill of buying bondage magazines in sex shops.

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American Horror Story: appropriation of the fetish culture?

Scenes from An American Horror Story Rubber (Wo)man

The latest AHS story has a latex gimp as a central character. Is is appropriation from the latex fetish subculture?

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“Keep away from Pride, Kinksters” is ignoring LGBTQ+ history

A man in a latex puppy suit at the Pride of London march

Calls for kinky gimps to hide away at Pride stink of hypocrisy. Isn’t this the same behaviour mainstream LGBTQ+ created it to protest?

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Who’s the loser now?

Findommes: Getting the “L for Loser” pose takes time and practice.

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When will BDSM “come out”?

I look forward to the day when BDSM is accepted as a sexuality as homosexuality has largely become. How long will I have to wait?

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We should credit the creators when we retweet great images

We all share images and videos on Twitter, but we don’t always credit the creator. It’s time to start showing our appreciation with an RT.

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Is your fantasy cheating on your lover?

A fantasy is a deeply personal affair. Is it right to think of them as cheating when someone other than your partner stars?

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