By Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.
This one is for all the thrill seekers out there.
If you’re the type that likes to push boundaries, gets bored of the same old routines, and wants something new, taboo, and exciting, then I have two words for you: Edge Play.
Keep in mind, this isn’t for the faint-hearted. But, if a naughty, mischievous mood strikes you and your partner, edge play can add the perfect elements of spice and danger that will bring you and your partner closer and step up your level of sexual intensity. How so? Edge play brings you right to the brink of the deepest, darkest parts of the psyche, the places few people dare to tread.
We give you permission to play with her feet—without feeling like a freak.
The mere mention of the word “fantasy” arouses thoughts of threesomes, buxom blondes, and role-playing.
But “fetish”? That just freaks people out.
The reality: A fetish is just a specific type of fantasy—and one that more people have than you probably realize.
“If you think of a fetish that’s a 10-out-of-10 level of intensity—someone in chains on an iron cross in their basement—it might seem really strange and uncommon,” says Scott Jacobey, Ph.D., a sex therapist who specializes in alternative sexual behaviors.
This article originally appeared on India Today
by Mini Dixit,
Vikram Bhatt has decided to adapt a script that was considered unfit for the Indian audience, all thanks to its bold content.
God knows we didn’t need it, but an Indian adaptation of the popular 50 Shades of Grey franchise is on its way–courtesy, Vikram Bhatt.
The filmmaker best known for movies like Ghulam, Raaz, 1920 among others has released the trailer for his upcoming web series, Maaya, that–according to its YouTube description–is an “erotic love story set in the world of BDSM.”
Video by VICE,
The FLDS broke away from mainstream Mormonism in order to continue the practice of polygamy. They established the community of Short Creek along the Utah/Arizona border to follow their beliefs in isolation. In 2011, their prophet Warren Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison (plus 20 years) for sexual abuse of two of his child brides, ages 12 and 15.
VICE travels to Short Creek to meet with some of the young women who escaped from the cult, who have recently to returned to the town to try to rebuild a new life there.
By Matt Branham,
Find a place to read this alone and reel in some kinky knowledge.
There are a great many mysteries to life, and most of them have to do with the secrets behind the closed door of BDSM. Bondage and domination, sadism and masochism, BDSM is underground space between everyone’s bed, as twisted as it is dark. Now you can learn all the things you secretly want to know about BDSM. Get ready for 50 Shades of Mandatory. Just don’t forget your safe word if it gets too weird in here (Hint: “Bosco”).
By Morgan Harries,
Joseph Finegan is keen for everyone to know he’s just a normal guy who works at a nightclub and takes photographs in his spare time. It’s just that those photographs happen to be of guys having secretive sex parties, arranged through Craigslist and held in Manchester’s cheap hotels.
Last year, we asked Joe to write about his experience of taking the photos, and he got back in touch recently to let us know he’s releasing a book of his work. That book – Do Not Disturb – is out today, and Joe’s holding a pop-up exhibition at Doomed Gallery in Dalston tonight to celebrate its launch.
To see what’s changed in the year since we last heard from him, I gave him a call for a catch-up.
This podcast originally appeared on Life On The Swingset
For a long time there haven’t been many public role models to demonstrate healthy, high-functioning polyamory, in contrast to the many demonstrations of monogamy we see every day on TV, movies, and other corners of the media.
It’s easy to make mistakes when first venturing down the path of non-monogamy. This week, we take you through five common mistakes made by people first opening up a closed relationship or dabbling in polyamory.
By Alice Segel,
I cannot hook up with a guy to save my life. It’s not that I can’t get a guy to go out with me; I just can’t “close the deal,” so to speak. This is embarrassing, but if I’m being honest, I have not so much as kissed anyone in six months. Before that, I had long stretches of celibacy peppered with flings with guys who were only vaguely interested in me.
It was suggested to me by a few friends I might have something called “sexual anorexia.” According to Psychology Today, “Sex addicts ‘act out’ or ‘binge’ through promiscuity or high-risk behavior, sexual [anorexics] starve themselves by ‘acting in,’ denying themselves the pleasure of relationships, dating, loving touch, and genuine connection with others.”
By Bella Pope,
If you’ve ever had fantasies of being tied up and told what to do, but you’re unsure how to actually do it, this guide on submissive sex is for you.
If you find yourself being extremely turned on when your partner is towering over you, demanding you pleasure them, you might be someone who is really into submissive sex but has never really realized it before.
By Kat Hamilton,
The very first time I experienced my version of perfection was when I met a gorgeous man in Monaco last year. He’s young, a multimillionaire (I mean, you have to be to live in Monte-Carlo), and during our date at the Hermitage Hotel terrace he made a comment during our conversation that he thinks biologically, deep down, all women want to be dominated. I raised my eyebrow at him and quickly disagreed. There is nothing about me, or my life that wants to be controlled by a man, outside of the bedroom. I left that last part out in my objection because quite frankly, I didn’t want to give him a bone in this debate that would only encourage his views on women being in a position of servitude. Little did he know, I was soaked all the way through my panties.
By Shanna Collins,
When it comes to the topic of BDSM, the topic is still relatively taboo. BDSM practices as a form of alternative sexuality is often stigmatized as deviant, unhealthy, and sensationalized (particularly with the campy novel and 2015 film release of E.L. James’s50 Shades of Grey) instead of being viewed as healing force that improves relationships. In a new insightful piece in Broadly, kinksters share their passion for blending energy work with BDSM practices, offering wonderful benefits for monogamous and vanilla sex lovers.
Video by The Young Turks,
Some are suggesting the strict rules of verbal consent involved in BDSM could help to reduce rape if it were taught in schools. Cenk Uygur, Jimmy Dore, Grace Baldridge, and Josh Zepps, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
“Could talking to students about BDSM culture help combat rape on college campuses? Psychology researcher Kathryn Klement thinks so.
Klement is the co-author of a newly published study out of Northern Illinois University, which showed that BDSM practitioners are less likely to believe victim-blaming myths or sexist stereotypes than the general population.