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BDSM and Polyamory

on Monday, 21 January 2019. Posted in NCSF in the News!, Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Firsthand looks at these lifestyle practices

Echo Magazine

The NCSF is a national organization whose mission is to fight for the sexual freedom and privacy rights for all adults who engage in safe, sane and consensual behavior. This often means educating professionals such as doctors, lawyers and the like about consensual kink practices. Recently, the organization has seen an uptick in people needing their help. Wright says much of that can be credited to discriminatory language that is now part of popular vernacular due to the current political climate.

 

Brothers in Leather: The Men of ONYX [Gallery]

on Saturday, 19 January 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Metro Weekly

Some people join strictly because they like the camaraderie and friendship, and sense of family that we exhibit. Some people join because they like the political aspect of our organization. Our organization is open to anyone who identifies as a gay or bisexual man of color, so that by definition includes trans men. One of the things that Onyx has done is try to take a role in advocating for equality of all people, regardless of their gender identification.

 

Waterboarding for Pleasure: When Kink Violates the Geneva Convention

on Friday, 18 January 2019. Posted in NCSF in the News!, Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Rolling Stone

“A lot of people aren’t aware of the care going into shooting these scenes,” says Tommy Pistol, who has shot a handful of waterboarding scenes (link NSFW) for Kink.com. “We know what we’re walking into, and we don’t want anyone to walk away hurt [or to] put their lives at risk. Everything we do is to a point. It’s a fantasy.” But the fact that these conversations may be edited out of the final cut can pose a problem for kinksters interested in trying this type of risky play at home (despite the presence of strongly worded disclaimers from Kink urging viewers against doing so).

"The surprising way my sex life changed after I was raped"

on Saturday, 12 January 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Cosmopolitan UK

What I didn’t know then is that experimenting with BDSM and kink is actually not uncommon among sexual assault survivors. And, it can be a very healing experience for some. Sally Baker, a London-based therapist with 20 years of experience, says, “Submission and abdicating sexual responsibility within a safe framework can be useful role-playing for some survivors of sexual abuse. Equally, taking the dominant role and play-acting feeling in control can counter some previous experiences of powerlessness and vulnerability.”

A Grindr harassment suit could change the legal landscape for tech — and free speech

on Tuesday, 08 January 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

NBC News

“When someone is injured, they and their families want recourse, but our legal system is woefully bad at delivering justice,” Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said in March as Congress debated creating an exception to Section 230 aimed at cracking down on alleged sex traffickers. One of the authors of Section 230, Wyden has warned the law may be weakened if tech companies don’t police their platforms more effectively.

Kinky Sex and Fetishes: How to Talk to Your Partner About Them

on Saturday, 05 January 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Fatherly

Chances are, you’ve fantasized about having kinky sex. Most people have, according to sex researchers and people who say words. It’s also likely that more people have enjoyed what might be considered “fringe” activities in the bedroom than we would likely assume. So, the window of what constitutes “normal” sexual behavior is expanding. But not everyone has jumped onboard. Although, maybe they should. Studies show that novelty is a major contributor to sexual satisfaction, especially in the context of a long-term relationship. And, honestly, kinks and fetishes are nothing to be ashamed of.

Want To Know Why Tumblr Is Cracking Down On Sex? Look To FOSTA/SESTA

on Wednesday, 02 January 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Medium

So how does this affect you, the presumably non sex worker? The Tumblr and Facebook bans are just the start. As SESTA/FOSTA becomes more entrenched and more tech companies fall in line, I predict we will see other platforms begin to clamp down on any content related to sex for fear of being sued. It’s easier for them to ban all sex-related content than to try to screen for trafficking accurately. So do you watch porn? Do you like to discuss sex on the internet? Do you use the internet to get laid? Those days are short lived unless we fight to repeal this. And because most companies have operations in the USA, this will affect people all over the world. I live in the UK and this has already affected me, and this is without the version of the bill that the UK government wants to pass.

(Video) ‘Smart dress’ reveals 3 women touched 157 times without consent in 4 hours

on Tuesday, 01 January 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Sun Daily

Swiss beverage company Schweppes recently teamed up with advertising agency Ogilvy Brasil to work on their new campaign called “Dress For Respect” to shed light on the sexual harassment of women in Brazil. “Dress for Respect” is a smart dress, designed with powerful sensors that are triggered when the wearer is touched.

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