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"Kendra Holliday, Mom Behind Racy Blog, Sued For Custody"

on Wednesday, 15 December 2010. Hits 1627

Riverfront Times

After revealing her identity in an RFT feature and on her blog, Kendra Holliday expected fallout. After all, the blog she'd maintained anonymously for years, www.thebeautifulkind.com, features an explicit peek into her sex-positive world filled with lovers, sex toys and BDSM.

Right away she found a great deal of support and criticism, both online and in real life -- commenters on our story called her everything from a hero to a whore. Some parents of her child's classmates shunned her. ...

"Tied up in knots"

on Monday, 06 December 2010. Hits 475

Xtra West

What to make of the Human Rights Tribunal's dismissal of a BDSM lifestyler's complaint that the police denied him a chauffeur's permit because of his sexual...

Holiday Handjobs fundraiser for NCSF

on Monday, 06 December 2010. Hits 500

Friday, December 10

7-11pm

Dilboy VFW - Somerville, MA

Holiday Handjobs is more than just a vendor market - it’s a social event, an occasion to meet, booze it up, listen to some cool music, see some neat stuff, and do a little shopping. Our goal is to showcase queer crafters & artists, as well as other underrepresented creative types, cheeky-freaks, freaky-geeks and and create a space where they can show their work and make a few bucks off it. Our 2009 event saw over 450 shoppers and yielded record sales for our more than 20 verndors.

Come join us for a drink at the full bar, and have some fun picking out a little something for both the naughty and the nice on your gift list. You’ll be supporting artists who need support, and you’ll be scoring awesome stuff that you really can’t find anywhere else. And who knows? You may hit the jackpot with our raffle!

A portion of the proceeds from your $2 door donation and raffle ticket sales benefits the National Coalition of Sexual Freedom. Holiday Handjobs has donated over $400 to nonprofits (Spread, 2008 & NELA, 2009).

http://holidayhandjobs.nicearmenianboy.com/about.html

"Swingers: the need for secrecy"

on Monday, 22 November 2010. Hits 398

Creative Loafing Tampa (blog)

Swingers practice a sexual lifestyle that many will never comprehend. Although those who likely damn our lifestyle are the same ones sexting their ...

"Swapping Stories"

on Thursday, 18 November 2010. Hits 411

Pacific Northwest Inlander

An anonymous source exposed a married couple as swingers. Was the Civic Theatre right to fire them? It had been a coup for Yvonne AK Johnson, 

"Fetish Fair Fleamarket"

on Tuesday, 16 November 2010. Hits 466

Houston Press

Members of the leather, fetish and BDSM community from across the country visited Houston this weekend to share their wares and offer workshops on the fetish and BDSM lifestyle in a convention at the Sheraton Brookhollow Hotel. We sent a photographer to check out the booths and the most interesting items for sale. Text in some images may be semi-NSFW. PHOTOS BY GROOVEHOUSE

"Former Dells-area swingers club reopens, then quickly shut down"

on Tuesday, 16 November 2010. Hits 343

Sauk Prairie Eagle

TOWN OF NEW HAVEN - A former swingers club here resurfaced recently as a night club, but was closed down almost as quickly as it opened. ...

"A Missouri town's doubts about a sex torture case"

on Sunday, 14 November 2010. Hits 368

St. Louis Post Dispatch

The trailer sits alone on a hill about 10 miles outside of town, tucked into the rolling farmland, obscured by trees from the gravel road running below. The green-and-white rectangular box is unremarkable, except for what federal authorities say happened inside.

This is the trailer where, according to a federal indictment, a mentally deficient woman was held as a sex slave and tortured for years, subjected to stomach-churning cruelties, the center of acts called by the U.S. attorney "among the most horrific ever prosecuted" in this part of Missouri.

Knowing this, the trailer suddenly looks different — sinister. Evil, even.

But step inside the trailer, talk with the last person living there, and another story unfolds. Visit people around this small town, a conservative "church town" midway between Rolla and Springfield, and that damning picture becomes less clear. Listen to the waitresses, store clerks and acquaintances who know the people at the heart of this case, and you can hear their doubt, even as they cast a disapproving eye on what took place.

"They no more held that woman captive than a man on the moon," says Lorrie Bredvick, 46, who runs La Mexican Kitchen restaurant in town and got to know the woman over several years as a frequent patron who shared shocking details from her private life. "She was very proud of what she did."

Yet experts say sex trafficking cases can project appearances that camouflage what is truly taking place.

"Traffickers really know how to manipulate people and their circumstances so it is not easily seen," said Suzanne LeLaurin, head of the St. Louis human trafficking coalition and a senior vice president at the International Institute in St. Louis, which helps trafficking victims. ...

Read more: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_03074291-7988-59e7-9fd1-4d81b5088e56.html

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