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Top 5 Sexual Fetishes & Kinks, According To A New Survey

on Saturday, 15 September 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Bustle

The most common sexual fetish is BDSM, according to the survey. While 32.6 percent of survey participants tried it for the first time between the ages of 21 and 29, about half that, at 17.1 percent, have never tried it. And 14 percent haven't tried it, but want to try BDSM.

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How To Make Consent Sexy, According To A Dominatrix

on Wednesday, 12 September 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Refinery29

When Mistress Velvet, a BDSM dominatrix in Chicago, spanks a client, she demands that they tell her how much it hurts on a scale from 1 to 10. "I have to be careful and not just ask them, 'Do you like this?' Because I need them to feel submissive to me," she says. That means she's continually asking clients for their consent to hit them and tie them up, which can be tricky when the whole point is that they feel submissive to her. "When I ask for a scale, I'm gauging where they're at so I know how to play with them next time.”

'What were her knickers like?': the truth about trying an open relationship

on Sunday, 09 September 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Guardian

Maybe we should just burn them all down, these narrow streets that we’ve paved so that our desires move in straight lines. I have grieved, really grieved, over the loss of old relationships. I think of the heartbreak when Wilby says, “One of the key issues with the traditional format of exclusive, romantic relationships is that there’s an assumption that unless it lasts for ever, it is a failed relationship – when it might have been good for 10 or 20 years, when it might still be good, but for a change in one element.”

Women constantly mistaken for sisters are actually in a polyamorous thruple

on Friday, 07 September 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Yahoo News

“Polyamory requires a great deal of communication, talking, making sure that everyone is on board one-hundred-percent. If someone is having issues, then we work it out together and come to an agreement or a compromise.”

Is The Poly Life More Honest?

on Wednesday, 05 September 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Into

In America, the poly life is actually more common than you think. According to a study completed in 2016, more than 1 in 5 Americans have said that they engage in what is known as consensual non-monogamy – basically polyamory. This fluidity when it comes to the ways in which people are dating and forming connections is what’s so exciting to me. The traditional monogamist society that we live in is changing and it’s so refreshing and shows that people of all ages, especially within the LGBTQIA+ community, are sharing their love with the world, and that’s only ever a beautiful thing.

How To Talk To Your Doctor About Sex Injuries (Because Yes, You Should Do That)

on Sunday, 02 September 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Refinery29

Studies have shown that many people who engage in kinky sex want to talk to their doctors about the health risks involved, but fear being judged. "About 13% of survey respondents told their doctors their injuries were caused by something other than BDSM,” Anna M. Randal, executive director of The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance, told the Huffington Post. “People make up stories; some are embarrassed, but most are more worried about being shamed by their doctors or not getting good care."

I Am A Barista By Day & A BDSM Teacher By Night

on Friday, 31 August 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Refinery29

"[BDSM is] a very consensual community. It's an understanding, non-judgmental community," Africa says. "Gender and sexuality is not a big, important issue there. It's all about how you treat the person, and your consenting and negotiating of the scene that you're going to partake in."

Enjoy kink? Here's how to handle the 'drop' you may feel after you play

on Thursday, 30 August 2018. Posted in NCSF in the News!, Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Gay Star News

Susan also says a person experiencing a drop might have a little internalized shame. She said: ‘For some people, the shame of being kinky and having done what you did may be the reason for a drop. We have so much societal disapproval and perhaps what they did conflicts with what their ideas of what a good person does.’ She added: ‘It’s a terrible thing for someone to feel bad about who they are – it’s why community is so important.’

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