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Inside the intimate world of bondage, dominance and sado-masochism in Wales

on Thursday, 16 August 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Wales Online

No longer pushed to the corners of specialist outlets, BDSM, fetish or kink, as it is otherwise known, can be found in your local high street Ann Summers or released on the big screen for Valentine’s Day. As one member of the scene told me: "BDSM is my Sunday night."

Naughty in N’awlins 2018 – An Event I Will Never Forget

on Wednesday, 15 August 2018. Posted in NCSF in the News!, Front Page Headline, Media Updates

OpenLove101

By Jackie Melfi

This year’s NCSF Parade was off the charts! A sea of white wove its way down Bourbon Street as thousands of swingers donning white crowded the pavement in a show of solidarity, and hundreds of couples and singles proudly carried signs conveying the benefits of a more open relationship.

“My Wife Is My Wingwoman!”

“Our Marriage Works!”

“We Support Sexual Freedom!”

…are just a sampling of proud declarations written on poster board for all the world to see (or at least anyone walking down Bourbon Street).

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Leather cultural district cuts ribbon

on Sunday, 12 August 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Bay Area Reporter

by Liz Highleyman

"The queer and kink communities of SOMA have faced so many challenges over the last 70 years, and yet we have refused to let go of this little corner of the world," said Rachel Ryan, a member of the Stud collective who was part of the yearslong effort to obtain the designation.

 

What is Ethical Non-Monogamy and Could It Work For Your Marriage?

on Thursday, 02 August 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Brides.com

Cheating is betrayal. It is unethical and wrong. An open relationship is not cheating. Let's say it together: An open relationship does not constitute cheating. When a relationship is open, in whatever form that takes for the couple in question, everyone involved knows what is going on. And everyone is happy with the setup. The honesty is the key.

I Tried Japanese Bondage to Learn About the Beauty of Getting Tied Up

on Monday, 30 July 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Vice

"Japanese bondage actually started with police officers having to tie up the people they were arresting," he says. "Centuries ago, Japanese police had to use ropes in order to transport criminals, and officers had to learn complicated knots to constrain their detainees. Those same officers then took their knowledge to the bedroom."

The Difference Between A Fetish And Kink, According To Sex Experts

on Thursday, 26 July 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Huffington Post

“Fetish is heavily tied to having a psychological need for those specific objects or acts in order to experience pleasure and or orgasm, whereas kinks can add to a sexual experience but aren’t necessarily needed to achieve sexual release,” said a sex educator who goes by the moniker “Dirty Lola.”

How To Talk To Your Partner About Being With Someone Else

on Wednesday, 25 July 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Bustle

Being with another person can mean lots of different things, obviously, so make sure you and your partner cover what is and isn't OK. For example, maybe it's OK for you to sleep with the other person but not to date them romantically, or maybe certain sexual acts are reserved for your partner. Rader suggests asking yourselves: "Do you want to only have threesomes? Do you want to only sleep with other people when your partner is out of town? How often can this happen? Do you tell your partner all the details?" You also might want to discuss boundaries around how frequently you can see the other person.

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State of the Union: How alternative relationships are reshaping love in Canada

on Thursday, 19 July 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Global News Canada

“Why is it that we hold up this couple-type of approach that doesn’t really reflect or meet the needs of many, many Canadians,” asks Nick Mulé, associate professor at the School of Social Work at York University. “We know there are all kinds of relationships, such as (mixed orientation) and polyamorous relationships. Statistics Canada speaks to, you know, the fact that the fastest growing type of household is the single person.”

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