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The Slippery Slope of BDSM Certification

A degree in BDSM? Certified kinky practitioners? Folks looking for continuing education credits to prove that they’re up-to-date on the latest sexual techniques and information? No, I’m not aware of such programs in place today, but I fear some might actually think it’s a good idea. I do not. Lately, a few people in the […]

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The Mainstreaming of Gay Kink

I was recently having a chat with a few friends at my local coffee shop in the Castro District of San Francisco. A common thread of conversation is how much the Castro has changed from an almost entirely gay area to one that is certainly still mostly gay, but is clearly seeing an influx of […]

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5 Questions – Answered by Lamalani Siverts

Periodically I’ll ask someone within the nontraditional (alternative) sexuality or relationship communities 5 specific questions. Here are one person’s answers. 1. If you could offer people in your community just one bit of advice based on your experience, what would it be? Use your imagination and think creatively. Invention will keep play sexy, edgy and […]

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Community Action – Atlanta Gay Leather Bar Raid

On Thursday, September 10, 2009, the Atlanta Eagle, a gay leather bar, was outrageously targeted by the Atlanta Police Department in a raid. You can read one account of it here and it’s been widely reported in other media. The gay and kinky communities can’t let this police harassment go unanswered. Rallies are being held […]

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Leather Hall of Fame

I’m pleased to be able to announce that the Leather Hall of Fame website is now live. As a member of the Board of Governors for this organization, I encourage you to: Visit the site. Let your friends know about the site. Link to the site from your website, blog or social media pages. Nominate people […]

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Three’s Company

This is an article I wrote originally published in Frontiers Newsmagazine in 2001 for their Valentine’s Day issue. Since the article was published many years ago, I’ve changed the names of the people interviewed should they no longer want to be identified. Every Valentine’s Day couples around the world celebrate their love for each other. […]

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Competing Axioms – SSC or RACK?

BDSM and related kink have endured a bad rap for a long time. Some of this is due to those rare individuals who engage in improper or dangerous behavior and call it BDSM. But most of the bad reputation stems from ignorance. In an effort to eradicate this ignorance, both among the public at large […]

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