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"Fun with Blindfolds, Especially When Worn by Women"

on Monday, 02 August 2010. Hits 173




Blindfolds are considered BDSM toys, but you don't have to be into ... Meanwhile, some people feel curious about BDSM but reluctant to play that way. ...

"Atlanta Eagle raid makes impact on SF Folsom Street Fair"

on Sunday, 01 August 2010. Hits 1166

Atlanta Eagle raid makes impact on SF Folsom Street Fair 

The Georgia Voice

... and persecution facing consenting adults who practice BDSM,” Demetri Moshoyannis, the organization's executive director, told the Bay Area Reporter. ...

Up Your Alley Fair was Fun in the Sun

on Saturday, 31 July 2010. Hits 166

Up Your Alley Fair was Fun in the Sun

San Francisco Bay Times

...NCSF (National Coalition for Sexual Freedom) had the motto: “Your rights, your privacy, your freedom,” and “Kinky is not a diagnosis.” Judy Guerin explained NCSF (ncsfreedom.org) is a national advocacy and lobbying organization dedicated to advancing and protecting the sexual freedom rights of kinksters. “We are currently working to decriminalize BDSM, which is still routinely prosecuted throughout parts of the United States,” she said. They have dealt with 106 criminal prosecutions through their hotline last year. “We are also working to change the BDSM criteria of the American Psychiatric Association so we will no longer be categorized as mentally ill,” she said. They can provide references to kink-friendly doctors and lawyers as well. 

Mad Men Gets Kinkier: What Don Draper’s New Fetish Says About Ours

on Friday, 30 July 2010. Hits 1094

Mad Men Gets Kinkier: What Don Draper’s New Fetish Says About Ours

New York Magazine

The season-four premiere of Mad Men didn't just introduce SCDP’s cute new office and Peggy's adorable new haircut, it set up what could be this fetishistic show's kinkiest sexual relationship yet: Don Draper, the “son of a whore,” is regularly sleeping with a prostitute — and asking her to slap him, too. As far as mainstream TV dramas go, this is fairly unprecedented stuff: Masochism is typically treated as joke (Desperate Housewives) or as prelude to grisly murder (CSI). On Mad Men, however, Don’s shocking but brief, slap-happy sexual interlude is not just stratospherically, nakedly Oedipal, it makes sense — both for him, and as a kind of mirror of fans' obsession with the show. Weiner could kill this story line at any minute, but it will be fascinating to see how far he pushes it — and us.

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Judge OKs Law Requiring Pornographers to Keep Age Records

on Friday, 30 July 2010. Hits 289

Judge OKs Law Requiring Pornographers to Keep Age Records

The Legal Intelligencer (Law.com)

A federal judge has refused to strike down recent amendments to the federal Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act that require photographers and filmmakers -- both professional and amateur -- to maintain records that verify the age and identity of anyone depicted in a sexually explicit film or photograph....In doing so, Baylson rejected the plaintiffs' claim that the record-keeping requirements are overbroad because they apply to "all expression containing sexual imagery -- no matter how fleeting, no matter how artistic or valuable as political commentary or journalistic documentary, no matter how clear it is that the persons depicted are middle-aged adults."

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Monogamy unnatural for our sexy species

on Thursday, 29 July 2010. Hits 306

Monogamy unnatural for our sexy species

CNN/Opinion

Few mainstream therapists would contemplate trying to persuade a gay man or lesbian to "grow up, get real, and stop being gay." But most insist that long-term sexual monogamy is "normal," while the curiosity and novelty-seeking inherent in human sexuality are signs of pathology. Thus, couples are led to believe that waning sexual passion in enduring marriages or sexual interest in anyone but their partner portend a failed relationship, when in reality these things often signify nothing more than that we are Homo sapiens...

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Mad Men

on Tuesday, 27 July 2010. Hits 268

Mad Men's Slap Happy Return

The Daily Best

The Daily Beast spoke to Mad Men creator/executive producer Matthew Weiner about the aftereffects of the Drapers’ divorce, whether Betty is a terrible mother, Don’s S&M fetish, the triumphant return of Joan (Christina Hendricks), and much more.

Interrogating Sexual Intentions on Mad Men

About.com

The relationship between paying for sex and power, that is to say who holds the power in the client-provider interaction, is complicated, as is the question of who has the power when someone is being paid and carefully constructing a scenario where they get slapped. So far I don't see a lot that's revealing about the sex Don's having. He has a highly contrived and controlled fantasy he plays out (bra must be on, woman on top, slapping in the face). It's just like the rest of his life. In this way at least the sex seems to fit with his character.

Adult DVD Empire Charged With Obscenity

on Saturday, 24 July 2010. Hits 1369

 
XBIZ Newswire

PITTSBURGH — Right Ascension Inc., which does business as Adult DVD Empire, has been charged with violating obscenity laws

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