Authority Vs Anarchy: Punks, Power Exchange, and BDSM

By Steven Patton Last fall at a leather weekend event, the MC introduced someone to the stage who's bio mentioned being an anarchist. The MC questioned on the microphone how one could be an "anarchist" in BDSM? This struck me, as I too consider myself to be very much more in the punk/anarchist veign of [...]

By | February 15th, 2016|News, People|0 Comments

Dutch Study Nails It

Check out this article in Psychology Today about a recent Dutch survey on BDSM. My favorite takeaway:  "BDSM should be considered a form of recreation rather than the expression of psychopathological processes.” Yeah, that! https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/all-about-sex/201504/the-surprising-psychology-bdsm-players?utm_source=FacebookPost&utm_medium=FBPost&utm_campaign=FBPost

By | June 20th, 2015|News|0 Comments

The Stomping Ground San Diego — A Sex Positive Community Center

San Diego, CA – Announcing the grand opening of The Stomping Ground San Diego -- A Sex Positive Community Center. Under the auspices of The Leather Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, The Stomping Group San Diego (TSGSD) provides a membership-based educational workshop and play space for all sex positive groups and organizations, centrally located in Mission [...]

By | March 28th, 2015|Community, News|0 Comments

M/s Gathering 2015

The M/s Gathering: Learn, Share, Grow will be held April 24-26 in Wilmington, DE. Story by Dave Rhodes The M/s Gathering 2015 will help attendees reach their goals through Guided Discussions, Affinity Groups and Community-led Discussions – all full of amazing ideas to help one learn more about themselves, make relationships stronger, and the opportunity [...]

By | March 24th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Putting BDSM in the DSM

Check out this great article in The Atlantic about the 2013 revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) which (mostly) de-pathologized kinky sex. Thanks to my heroes Race Bannon, Guy Baldwin and NCSF Co-Founder Susan Wright, for tirelessly working to change minds at the National Psychiatric Association so you and I [...]

By | January 14th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Popular Canadian Broadcaster Fired Amid BDSM Allegations

The story surfaced this past weekend that Canada is coming to grips with a scandal within its national public radio and television broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). On October 24, 2014, the CBC announced that the host and co-creator of its popular arts & culture radio show, Q, Jian Ghomeshi was taking a leave of "undetermined” [...]

By | October 30th, 2014|News|0 Comments

When Scenes Go Bad

It seemed like the usual interrogation. The subject was reticent to reveal the desired information, and I was growing impatient. He knew he could bring it all to an end just by saying the words I wanted to hear, a little snippet of information could stop everything. He had endured being bound, blindfolded, slapped, shocked, [...]

By | October 17th, 2014|Opinion|4 Comments

Beyond Vanilla – Contest Winners

Congrats to Master Bill - the first-ever Heartland Person of Leather 2014 The 2014 International Trainer and International Pup are Sir Justin and Pup Tork

By | September 28th, 2014|Contests, Events US|1 Comment

Fully-Informed Surrender

I like the submissives and slaves in my life to be knowledgeable. Well..., to be honest, I like everyone in my life to be knowledgeable, but I'm writing about BDSM here and BDSM-wise the people I like to hang around with are submissives and slaves (preferably young, fit and female, with big boobs, but I'm [...]

By | September 26th, 2014|Opinion|0 Comments

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

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 [...]

By | August 22nd, 2014|Community, Opinion|0 Comments

Hit Me!

Get your butt to Las Vegas February 27th through March 1st, 2015 for Sin in the City, a full weekend leather/kink/sex event. This year, join hundreds of other kinksters and leather people in saying “Hit Me!” to the Sin in the City dealers for a double-down dose of fun. This third year will surprise you [...]

By | July 31st, 2014|Events US|0 Comments

Service Crushes

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 people [...]

By | July 30th, 2014|Opinion|0 Comments