I arrived home to find a curious envelope in my mailbox, tucked between the pages of a newsprint coupon mailer and cozying up to a picture of the local realtor who deems it necessary to plaster their face on every bit of junk mail they send. This envelope was not junk mail. […]
I heart Race Bannon. Not only is he an experienced kinkster and a prolific social commentator (there’s a reason they call it Racebook), he’s also possessed of one of the keenest minds I’ve ever encountered with a knack for getting straight to the heart of a matter.
In his latest Bay Area Reporter column he […]
Installment of the Leatherati S-E-X Series
by Gloria Brame
I was enjoying a chat on-line today with a FB buddy about a red rubber “beauty” mask that I’d seen on the internet and its pervertible possibilities. He said he ordered one, but I couldn’t decide if it was worth it – was it a thick rubber like […]
by Tyesha Best
When our proud Leatherfolk talk about our culture, especially in our speeches and in social media rants, we talk about brotherhood and sisterhood and our bonds that hold us together. We lament at times about the lack of integrity and honor from some of our peers. We turn noses up at irresponsibility […]
An Installment of The Leatherati S-E-X Series
Because of Hobby Lobby, I May Have to Out Myself to My Employer.
Just after the Hobby Lobby ruling came down on June 30, writer Dan Savage joked on Twitter, “Gays don’t use birth control – that’s totally a straight thing. So Supremes kinda legalized anti-straight religious bigotry […]
By Bianca James
This piece originally appeared on Thought Catalog: http://thoughtcatalog.com/roman-scandal/2013/06/confessions-of-a-fisting-addict/I remember the first time someone got their whole hand inside of me.
It was on my third date with a man who provided me with some of my darkest yet most intense moments of life. A charming sociopath who missed our first date because he […]
Janet W. Hardy
My friend P has not had sex with me – just ask him. But I’ve had sex with him.
No, this isn’t one of those “the doctor said ‘I can’t operate on this boy – he’s my son!’” thought problems. It’s just a matter of how you define sex. (For one of us, […]
I swear! Service crushes are like the weirdest things! They’re not necessarily propelled by romantic or sexual attraction, but (in my experience) rather by desires of being steered in a certain direction by someone who just energetically feels right, and of assisting them to make their lives easier. It’s hard to explain. But some […]
Valentine’s Day will be marked this year by the release of one of the most highly anticipated or dreaded movies of this century, 50 Shades of Grey. The books by E.L. James stirred a lot of interest in the BDSM community and have already spawned a line of “50 Shades” branded sex toys, […]
One of the more interesting and ego-deflating things I have learned about BDSM is that masters don’t enslave slaves. Slaves, in fact, enslave themselves. Yes, it’s not me or my amazing awesomeness that reduces a woman into a quivering, subservient creature. She does it herself.
However, that’s not to say that a master doesn’t have […]
Some time ago, on “that other social networking site” I read a post by a known member of our community talking about how she feels some people are treating WIITWD (what it is that we do). Her direct quote was:
“BDSM is not a circus sideshow. It’s a means to a connection between people. Going […]
An article by V Andrews recently appeared on Leatherati titled To PrEP or Not to PrEP That is the Question. I have worked on HIV/STI prevention issues since the mid-80s and lately have been a strong advocate for the wider adoption of PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), the HIV prevention option for which Mr. Andrews has […]