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The King of Kink

on Monday, 27 September 2010. Hits 537

The King of Kink: An interview with bondage-porn power player Peter Acworth.

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Throughout his journey from Ph.D. student at Columbia Business School to CEO of a bondage-porn empire based in San Francisco, Kink.com's Peter Acworth has had his finger on the pulse of sexual proclivities in America. Here, we ask Peter a few questions about his unlikely rise to Internet-sex power player and what the future holds for a public seemingly addicted to online porn.

"In Professor-Dominatrix Scandal, U. of New Mexico Feels the Pain"

on Monday, 20 September 2010. Hits 11417

"In Professor-Dominatrix Scandal, U. of New Mexico Feels the Pain"

Chronicle of Higher Education

In some ways, working as a phone-sex dominatrix is a lot simpler than being on a college faculty. Your relationship with others is clearly defined, no one formally complains about anything you say to them, and you stand little risk of getting caught up in messy struggles over power.

It gets complicated, however, if you try to do both jobs. Life has become extremely complex in the University of New Mexico's English department in the three years since Lisa D. ChÃvez, a tenured associate professor, was discovered moonlighting as the phone-sex dominatrix "Mistress Jade," and posing in promotional pictures sexually dominating one of her own graduate students.

"Trial date set for Firelands football coach"

on Thursday, 16 September 2010. Hits 1606

"Trial date set for Firelands football coach"

The Morning Journal

Stark said Ohio law defines what constitutes as sexual acts, and sadomasochism does not fall under that definition. Pooch was arrested as part of an ...


"Mayor, police chief must cooperate in Eagle probe"

on Thursday, 16 September 2010. Hits 905


Creative Loafing

 "We no longer have patience with an administration that fails to take
a strong stand against police misconduct — and for the civil
liberties of all of its citizens, no matter their sexual orientation.
Reed and Turner must immediately make clear that all members of the
police department will cooperate with the CRB in its investigation,
wherever it may lead. And those who don't must be fired."

NCSF Press Release

on Wednesday, 15 September 2010. Hits 2785

In an indictment rendered by a Grand Jury in the Western District of Missouri on September 9, 2010, five Missouri men allegedly participated in torturing a mentally disabled woman online or in person over a multi-year period when the victim was between the ages of 16 and 24. Among the charges are: Sex Trafficking by Force, Fraud or Coercion, Forced Labor Trafficking, Transportation for Sexual Activity, and Conspiracy. The allegations involve sex with a minor, drug and firearms possession, forced prostitution, sexual abuse, and torture to the point that the victim suffered a heart attack. 

These activities should not be confused with consensual BDSM. People who engage in BDSM and other similar activities do so as consenting adults and in a safe, sane, and consensual manner. BDSM activities are not violent specifically because all participants can stop any time they wish. Millions of people engage in BDSM: according to the Kinsey Institute's New Report on Sex, between 5-10% of the adult population engages in BDSM on at least an occasional basis.

NCSF strongly condemns criminals who commit violence and engage in non-consensual activities. We encourage the media to remember that the large community of consenting adults who engage in BDSM activities should not be conflated with these alleged crimes. Ordinary people do BDSM – parents, co-workers, friends, and neighbors. But because of the stigma against BDSM, most people are closeted and don't speak out about their interests because they fear condemnation and discrimination.

Article:

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_4d0f1a16-7bcd-5860-afdf-3e78140bdff7.html?mode=story

To read the Federal Indictment:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/37203030/Bagley-Indictment

The NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions. The NCSF aims to advance the rights of, and advocate for consenting adults in the BDSM-Leather-Fetish, Swing, and Polyamory Communities. We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach, in conjunction with our partners, to directly benefit these communities.

"High School Coach Accused of Shocking Sex Scandal"

on Wednesday, 15 September 2010. Hits 1598


... operation at a motel in Norwalk, after he allegedly made an appointment with a prostitute through a website specializing in bondage and sadomasochism.


A local teacher accused of soliciting a prostitution service to fulfill sexual sadomasochism fetishes says his actions weren't illegal. 

"Atlanta Police Guilty of False Imprisonment"

on Monday, 13 September 2010. Hits 1653

"Atlanta Police Guilty of False Imprisonment"

The Atlanta Citizen Review Board has found 24 police officers guilty
of False Imprisonment for illegally detaining and searching patrons
during the raid of the Eagle bar on September 10-11, 2009.

Additional details and links to media articles are available at:

http://atlantaeagleraid.com/blog/24-cops-guilty-false-imprisonment-atlanta-eagle-raid-citizen-review-board

(or http://bit.ly/aasD9v )

"N.Y. Records May Help to Answer the Question: When Is Bondage Prostitution?"

on Thursday, 09 September 2010. Hits 786

"N.Y. Records May Help to Answer the Question: When Is Bondage Prostitution?"

New York Law Journal

A Manhattan judge has ordered the New York City Police Department to shine a light on the hazy legal line separating bondage, domination and sadomasochism from prostitution.

In a decision last week, New York County Supreme Court Justice Carol R. Edmead (See Profile) directed the NYPD to provide the Urban Justice Center's Sex Workers Project with documents regarding police investigations of several Manhattan bondage, domination and sadomasochism clubs between 2006 and 2008.

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