Neither Slave Nor Pharaoh: Finding the Divine in BSDM

To be Muslim is to be one who submits.

This “GLOW” Is Better Than Your Shade: BDSM Consent Done Right

BDSM is not just about the safeword. Read more »

The Pleasure Dome: The Highs, Lows, and Blows of Casual Sex

Orgasms, dating apps, pleasure, healing, and identity—let’s talk casual sex. Read more »

New Memoir "Sex With Shakespeare" Explores a Fetish and the Bard

“I’ve spent most of my life thinking about two things: Shakespeare and spankings,” says author Jillian Keenan.  Read more »

This Is What Consent Looks Like at a Kink Festival

At the Folsom Street Fair, BDSM aficionados pose with stickers that say “Ask First.”  Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: BDSM Safety Basics

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week, guest artist Abby Howard gives us the rundown on some BDSM basics.  Read more »

Does Kinkphobia Color Criticism of "Fifty Shades of Grey"?

After nearly three years of writing about kink, feminism, and pop culture, I’m so tired of talking about a certain novel that I now make a point of only referring to it as “that book.” Criticizing Fifty Shades of Grey on either feminist or literary grounds is pretty much like... Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: 50 Shades of Grey

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week, artist Erika Moen reads 50 Shades of Grey. Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Sex Work is Work

  Discussions of sex work often get mired in a couple basic questions: is it “good” or “bad”? Are sex workers empowered or not? But sex workers are a diverse group—their experiences aren't all good or bad. On this show, we try to reframe the issue by exploring the legal and financial... Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: DIY BDSM

In Oh Joy Sex Toy, intrepid comics artists experiment with an aspect of sex and illustrate the result. This week: The couple behind Try It, You’ll Like It shares some... Read more »

Safe Words: The history of anti-abuse activism in BDSM

illustrations and buttons by Caroline O'Grady For years I would jokingly explain to my confused, nonkinky friends that the site FetLife “is just Facebook for us perverts.” Then, in the summer of 2012, I began seeing FetLife's name in the headlines of blogs that for the most part barely... Read more »

Pages