Don’t Scare the Muggles

Harry Potter has forever altered our vocabulary. Before J.K Rowling introduced the fantasy game of Quidditch the word “snitch” was only used in gangster movies a derogatory term for a stoolie. If I have to define “stoolie” you were born after 1980 and so this whole thing might be a bit obscure.

My favorite word […]

By |May 27th, 2015|Community, Opinion|0 Comments

Brookline, MA: Hands-on Rope Bondage with Midori

Everyone’s catching the rope fever! Bring the pleasures from Japan into your bedroom with easy, sexy rope bondage play.

Learn simple, elegant, effective and sensual rope skills and thrill your lover. Know how to deepen pleasures and connections while avoiding risks and harm. Learn essential foundation techniques including four two-column restraints, safety, rope selection, and creative, […]

By |February 12th, 2015|0 Comments

San Francisco: Best Kink Advice Nobody Told You with Midori

Do you want more fulfilling play?
Need more effective ways to uncover the other’s real desires and minimize scene failure?
Want to better communicate your hungers and get better play?
Dissatisfied with scenes or frustrated at not having your desire accepted?
How do you create a multi person scene where everyone’s happy?

Join Midori in this popular and unique class […]

By |February 10th, 2015|0 Comments

San Francisco: Rope: Control & Dominance Moves with Midori

Learn effective rope moves to enhance control. What ever style of bondage or rope play you enjoy, these skills will boost the emotional and psychological intensity. In this hands-on class you’ll practice safe moves that are body-smart for the top side and bottom sides.

Whether you enjoy Kinbaku, Shibari, Westen, Predicament, Damsel in Distress, Take-downs or […]

By |January 8th, 2015|0 Comments

CineKink Seeks Entries for 2015 Festival and Tour

Kinky Film Festival Invites Filmmakers to Submit Sex-Positive, Kink-Friendly Entries for 12th Annual Event!

October 15, 2014 – RAHWAY, NJ – CineKink – “kinky film festival” – is seeking films and videos, of any length and genre, that explore and celebrate a wide diversity of sexuality, for inclusion at its annual NYC-based event and subsequent screening […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Film|0 Comments

CineKink in Portland

The 2014 CineKink Festival Tour kicks off with a one-night screening of sex-positive and kink-friendly films in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, August 6. CineKink PDX will begin at 7pm with a screening of the shorts program, “Decade of Decadence,” followed by “Best of CineKink/2014,” at 9pm. All screenings will take place at the Clinton Street […]

By |July 30th, 2014|Events US, Film|0 Comments

Pride and Polaroids

I wasn’t going to post again for a couple of weeks, but last month was Pride month, a celebration of all we are: GLBTQ, Kink, Leather.  Market Street San Francisco was lined in big beautiful rainbow flags; I can almost hear the roar of the Dykes on Bykes!  It hasn’t always been like this, you […]

By |July 25th, 2014|News|2 Comments

Fetishmen Gets Major Overhaul

Canadian-founded Fetishmen Networks announced today the upgraded and improved Following a complete re-write of the site and its features, users are now able to connect more with the people they share interests with. From leather to rubber, bondage to cigars, the new Fetishmen site intends to help men of all sexual orientations connect […]

By |July 25th, 2014|Current Affairs|0 Comments

Wet n Hot 18

The world's largest men's water sports fetish weekend, held every July in Palm Springs, California. Join over 600 men from all over the world for a wild weekend full of play, brotherhood and fun.

By |July 11th, 2014|0 Comments

Portland Queer Kink and Leather

Check out Leatherati’s own Co-Editor in Chief, Leland Carina’s, new blog column for PQ Monthly.  Leland has been a major contributor to Leatherat’s success and it’s awesome to see her share her voice with the kinksters in Portland.

I <heart> Leland!

By |June 24th, 2014|News|1 Comment

Leading From The Closet

Recently one of my Facebook friends re-posted a question about whether or not educators and activists in the alternative sexuality communities should use their full name and not hide behind screen or scene names. It’s not a new questions for sure. I hear various forms of it at almost every event I attend.

On that […]

By |March 15th, 2014|Community, Opinion|1 Comment

CineKink Announces Award Winners at Eleventh Annual Kinky Film Festival

Rounding out multiple days of screenings and parties in its eleventh anniversary appearance, organizers for CineKink NYC/2014 announced the recipients of awards in a range of categories during the film festival’s closing celebrations held on Sunday, March 2, 2014

“It’s so exciting to be stepping into the next decade of CineKink,” noted Lisa Vandever, CineKink co-founder […]

By |March 8th, 2014|Current Affairs, Film|0 Comments