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Media Update - 2009-12-17

on Thursday, 17 December 2009. Hits 170


Jefferson City News Tribune

The state Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control and the Jefferson City Police Department investigated an anonymous tip in April that a swingers group was 

 
New York Times Magazine

By DEBORAH SOLOMON

The philosopher talks about how disgust drives opposition to same-sex marriage.

"Is that a leather top you're wearing in this photograph?
"Yes. I wore it when I went to speak at the first meeting of our University of Chicago lesbian and gay alumni association, and I thought it was so sweet for them to invite somebody who wasn't gay to be their keynote speaker.

Media Update - 2009-12-14

on Monday, 14 December 2009. Hits 1077


Gold Coast Bulletin News

Renee Sankey is the owner of Utopia, the first adult swingers club that has had to make a development application on the Gold Coast. 

Media Update - 2009-12-13

on Sunday, 13 December 2009. Hits 162


Daily Beast - New York, NY

One reason many of us get into BDSM to bring ourselves to what we believe is our ... We in the BDSM community often joke about giving and receiving severe 

Media Update - 2009-12-11

on Friday, 11 December 2009. Hits 1062


KOMO News - Seattle, WA

Prosecutors have charged Hulse, 29, with threat to bomb with the city of Seattle based on his postings on fetlife.com, a Web site for fans of BDSM and 

Media Update - 2009-12-11

on Thursday, 10 December 2009. Hits 1031


KFVS News

According to the affidavit, the woman remembers Jetton hitting her on the face very hard, then waking up and lying on the floor with Jetton choking her. She then recalled waking up and having sex with Jetton in the bedroom, then waking up the next morning with Jetton in her bed.


St. Louis News Blog

That's the question everyone's been asking since news broke last night that the former Missouri House Speaker was charged with felony assault that allegedly happened during an S&M session gone wrong.

According to one blog that covers Jeff City politics, the Republican leader-turned political consultant actually used a pair of safe words: Green Balloons.

Media Update - 2009-12-09

on Wednesday, 09 December 2009. Hits 1067


New York Times Magazine

by Dan Bergner

The section on deviant desires, to take one example, is denounced by advocates for alternative sexuality as stigmatizing those whose lusts, no matter how unusual, are harmless, or those whose erotic play, no matter how unsettling, is consensual. Should a man with a foot fetish be branded as mentally ill? Should a woman who finds ecstasy in being elaborately bound and enduring denigration or pain? Should such people be labeled with psychiatric diseases, though the rest of their lives have no serious dysfunction? Until 1973, homosexuality was among the D.S.M.’s disorders, and critics of the present chapter point to the condemnation the volume once inflicted on gay men and lesbians — condemnation that both reflected and bolstered the prevailing cultural perspective — by way of arguing that the current manual, the D.S.M.-IV, is full of unfounded and damaging sexual judgments. Many on the panel, which probably won’t, in the end, do much in the way of deleting conditions, maintain that the chapter on sexuality and gender identity doesn’t brand people too readily with disease. They note that, aside from exceptions like patients with pedophilia, only those who are distressed meet the threshold for diagnosis. In turn, the critics respond that such distress stems not from within the individual but from the infliction of societal standards, from the culture’s disapproval and aversion and therefore, in part, from the D.S.M. itself. This, they emphasize, was why the A.P.A. finally removed a last remnant of the homosexuality diagnosis — what was known as “ego-dystonic” homosexuality — in 1987.



Media Update - 2009-12-08

on Tuesday, 08 December 2009. Hits 1027


Minnesota Daily

A simple Google search led me to Club H, a local swingers' organization in Minneapolis. When I called, I was politely asked by the associate on the other 

Media Update - 2009-12-02

on Wednesday, 02 December 2009. Hits 271


New York Times

Mr. Lambert's context was different, mostly because he is gay and his song “For Your Entertainment” is graphically sexual, with intimations of sadomasochism 

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