Essay

I ♥ Consensual Objectification

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One of my all time favorite sex toys is the Fleshlight that a partner of mine carries around for me between her legs. It’s right where a person’s genitals would be, but we’ve long established that she is not a real person and does not have genitals of her own. A person’s genitals, after all, […]

Erotica

Surrender

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I bring my hand down hard on the tender upper part of her inner thigh. She gasps and tenses. Her whole body shakes as she fights the reflex to slam her knees together. Then: I watch the spasm pass. I hear the rushing intake of her breath. I see her body relax again, more completely […]

Announcement

New Book: The Dominance Playbook

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When I published The Heart of Dominance, I wasn’t sure if anyone other than few friends was going to buy it. Finding out the answer to that question was one of my reasons for wanting to publish. I think about power exchange a lot. Like: a lot. I had all these ideas and explanations and […]

Essay

Kink Shaming, and What It Isn’t

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The idea of kink shaming as a thing to avoid is useful concept, and like all useful concepts it can be misapplied. Mainstream society is savagely judgmental of sexual pleasure, and cruel towards anything and anyone that stands out as different. I don’t think that’s news to any of us who have desires for unusual […]

Announcement

How to Find Partners on FetLife

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Y’all know what FetLife is, right? Big social media site for kinksters? So far as I know it’s the biggest, widest-spread group of out-of-the-closet kinky people all talking with each other together in one place that’s ever existed, and that fascinates me. I love cruising the larger groups and seeing what people are talking about, […]

Essay

Starting Your Power Exchange Over

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An excerpt from my upcoming book “Ways to Play With Power,” posted in response to someone in the Novices & Newbies group on Fetlife asking about pretty much exactly this situation. ~***~ Power relationships have their natural ebb and flow of focus on the dynamic, but sometimes we can fall into an ebb so deep […]

Submissive Skills

How to Find a Real Dominant

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“How can I find a real dominant?” is one of the most common and most urgent questions asked in kink communities all over the world. We’ve wrestled with our submissive yearnings. Maybe we wasted years denying them. Now that we’re finally ready give ourselves permission to make them real, the need to find someone to […]

Submissive Skills

How to Disagree With Your Dominant

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So you have a dominant who you feel lucky to get to submit to. You trust them. You respect their judgment. You’re comfortable following their lead, and you get a little thrill every time you get to say “yes” to them. Still, there are those occasional times when they say something that you’re pretty much […]