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Durrer: Adult website encounter goes awry

on Friday, 28 May 2010. Hits 1009


Culpeper Star Exponent
 
The judge also imposed a rather unusual condition, ruling that Senter may not participate in any BDSM or sexual fetish activities in any capacity while out ...



Frankly, that's not necessarily a point one would want made on a show where one is discussing the illegality of federal obscenity laws. ...

Media Update - 2010-05-12

on Wednesday, 12 May 2010. Hits 153

The San Francisco Appeal


Which, by the way, you can't talk BDSM in music videos without talking about Madonna. Yeah, OK, I'm trying to look at a contemporary trend, but Madonna laid 

Media Update - 2010-04-13

on Tuesday, 13 April 2010. Hits 961

Clermont County probes sex businesses

Cincinnati.com

Concerns over swingers clubs in New Richmond and Miami Township prompted CCV members to meet with officials March 30, said Phil Burress, 
 
Supreme Court expected to tackle 'sleeping sex slave' question

Globe and Mail

The likely appeal of an overturned sexual conviction may set up a bizarre hearing at the Supreme Court of Canada: Deciding whether an unconscious person can consent. 

 

Media Update - 2010-03-25

on Thursday, 25 March 2010. Hits 1281


National Review Online (blog)

On the afternoon of February 13, Madison Young was scheduled to give a lecture on sadomasochism entitled “BDSM 101,” a presentation billed as an opportunity 

Media Update - 2010-03-01

on Monday, 01 March 2010. Hits 181


Inventorspot

Instead, it associates smoking with slavery, sadomasochism, domination, pedophilia, and bland 1970s design. I'm kidding about the last part. 

Special Media Update - 2010-02-05

on Friday, 05 February 2010. Hits 177

 
Montgomery County sex-party host must role-play by the zoning rules 

By Paul Duggan
Washington Post Staff Writer

February 5, 2010 

"Well," Berliner says on the phone, hesitating. "Certainly one has to respect everyone's constitutional rights." In other words, if no money changes hands, and the kinky people don't cause a noise or traffic nuisance, the First Amendment would ring clear: Party on!

Sex parties? Bethesda is not zoned for that 

By Elizabeth Razzi
Washington Post Voices

February 4, 2010 

But these very special parties must cause a whole 'nother level of neighborhood distraction. If Pickthorne were my neighbor you can bet I'd be glued to the window, wondering if I recognize any of his guests.

Bethesda Man Gets Warning Over Sex Parties 

February 4, 2010

ABC News Channel 7

Washington DC 

The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom says these were private parties with consenting adults who raised money for their organization. They also say the man who lives in the house accepted cash to cover party expenses and wasn't doing anything wrong.

Pimping Castle Makes Fox5

February 4, 2010

Fox 5

Monthly Bethesda sex party runs afoul of zoning regulations 

By: Freeman Klopott
Washington Examiner

February 4, 2010

Montgomery County authorities have ordered a stop to kinky sex parties frequently held in a Bethesda home, saying they are not criminal but violate zoning regulations.
 
Bethesda Has Sex Parties? Well, Not for Long 

NBC WashingtonFebruary 4, 2010

By TENEILLE GIBSON

Today is the last day to head over to Bethesda’s very own sex club. Paul Pickthorne is renting a home in the wealthy D.C. suburb, and in his free time, he hosts sex parties.

Bethesda House Gets Warning After Hosting Sex Parties 

WUSA9 (Channel 9)

February 4, 2010

Washington DC 

Mila Casey says the house at 6304 Tone Drive has upset neighbors over adult sex parties hosted by Paul Pickthorne who rents the house.

Bethesda man gets warning over sex parties 

February 4, 2010

WJZ Channel 13

Bethesda man gets warning over sex parties  

February 4, 2010

WTOP

Maryland man gets warning over monthly sex parties  

February 4, 2010Fox News

Kinky is NOT a Diagnosis - 2010-02-02

on Tuesday, 02 February 2010. Hits 287

Kinky is NOT a Diagnosis

NCSF is proud to announce that 3,241 people signed the DSM Revision Petition from June 2008 to December 2009. The petition is now closed and has been sent to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the members of the Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Work Group for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V). Thank you to everyone who participated in this historic effort!

The diagnoses in the DSM-TR-IV subject people who practice BDSM, fetishes and cross-dressing to bias, discrimination and social sanctions without any scientific basis. NCSF often sees individuals who suffer distress and impairment in their social and occupational lives (ie. interpersonal difficulties) because their desires conflict with current societal standards. These standards stem in a large part from the DSM. itself: pathologizing unusual sexual interests has led to more discrimination and discouraged individuals from seeking treatment for physical and mental health problems. This codification of "cultural aversion" was the same reason that ego-dystonic homosexuality was included in the DSM, and then removed when it was finally recognized as such by the APA.

Some of the comments made on the petition include:

#604: "BDSM is no more an illness or dysfunction than boxing, skydiving or participating in any extreme sport."

#1680: "I am all for removing these biases from legitimate psychiatry. It has ruined a friend of mine as for 8 years he has felt ashamed, depressed and self destructive because some "therapist" diagnosed him as sexually deviant and egodystonic and told him to repress his urges."

#1902: "Psychiatry should serve human wellness, not police human diversity."

#2224: "Historically, diagnoses of insanity have been used to marginalize those with unusual sexual preferences. This has to stop."

#2566: "I just had an acquaintance lose custody of her child to her now-vengeful ex due to "kink" and a bad judge. It's time to take more bias out of the DSM."

"The politicization of sexuality is common in this country," says Leigha Fleming, Board Chair of NCSF. "There is no basis in scientific fact for the categorization of BDSM and affiliated behaviors as inherently pathological or unhealthy. Social conservatives shouldn't be allowed to carry their agenda into the DSM. It wasn't appropriate when homosexuality was classified as a disorder by the APA and it's not correct now for the DSM to classify consensual adult sexual expression like BDSM, cross dressing, etc. as disorder. The DSM was never meant to be a political weapon used to marginalize sexual minorities. The overwhelming response by our constituents necessitates our involvement in this critical issue."

To see the hundreds of comments that petitioners made on the petition, click here: www.thepetitionsite.com/1/DSMrevisionpetition

To find out more about the DSM and the Paraphilias section, read the NCSF & ITCR: The Foundation for NCSF's "White Paper on the DSM Revision" at www.ncsfreedom.org

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Media Update - 2010-01-21

on Thursday, 21 January 2010. Hits 165

Hump Day: BDSM gatherings alter perspective on whips, chains

UT The Daily Texan

By Mary Lingwall 

Editor's Note: This is the first in a two-part series exploring the BDSM lifestyle. In order to ensure the privacy and safety of all 

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