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"Fetish Fair Fleamarket"

on Tuesday, 16 November 2010. Hits 860

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

"Both Kinds Of New York Swingers Parties Are Hurting Because Of The Recession"

on Saturday, 13 November 2010. Hits 819

The Business Insider

The sex industry has long been called recession-proof, but swingers say that is completely untrue, according to the Daily News.

"NSFW: The St. Louis mom behind sex blog the Beautiful Kind is outing herself"

on Wednesday, 20 October 2010. Hits 2425

NSFW: The St. Louis mom behind sex blog the Beautiful Kind is outing herself

Riverfront Times
Kendra Holliday is a total slut. Go right ahead and say it — she does. She's not hiding from it anymore.

In some ways, she's always been honest about it. She's unflinchingly blogged every detail of her sex life for years — she's a bisexual, polyamorous, joyously partnered divorced mother, living and writing and fucking (and yeah, it's a lot of fucking) in St. Louis. Her blog, www.thebeautifulkind.com, details all of it. It has made her into a celebrity of sorts. It has cost her a job. She's called it her second partner.

But she's been hiding in plain sight, going to great pains to conceal her name, face and identity on the blog — even as she exhorts her readers to "be open and honest."
The blog has become a safe space for sex-positive readers in St. Louis and all over the world to come together. It's created a virtual community, and Holliday and some of her kinky friends want to take that momentum and push the Midwest forward into greater sexual freedom and openness.

And it's hard to do that when you're hiding. So Holliday is coming out. ...
The situation is definitely complicated. Susan Wright of the Baltimore-based National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, a nonprofit that helps protect the rights of people with alternative sexual interests, applauds Holliday's decision to out herself.

"When people knew people who were gay and were able to think of them as their friends and family, they could think of them outside the stereotype," she says. "We need to get the help of the bulk of Americans who really don't care about other peoples' sex lives, so we can fight against the people who want to legislate morality."
But Wright, along with others, can see the point in staying hidden.

"I would use as a caveat: If you are a parent of a child under eighteen, don't come out," Wright says. "You could have a great relationship with your ex — once you go public, they could get blowback from people in their lives and try to get custody. I would discourage it, but I admire it and support her wholeheartedly." 

The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom is coming to San Francisco!

on Tuesday, 05 October 2010. Hits 1433

The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom is coming to San Francisco!

Please join us for an enlightening evening of discussion of NCSF’s Consent Counts project to decriminalize BDSM.  You’ll find out about the state of the law regarding BDSM and consent and how you can help support this important national project.

NCSF Speakers:

Judy Guerin, NCSF Consent Count’s Director &
Richard Cunningham, Esq., NCSF Consent Counts Advisor

Appetizers, wine & other beverages provided

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 7:30

The Law Offices of Alex Austin & Shannan Rapoport
799 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA. 94114

Please RSVP to Judy Guerin at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 202-494-9555

Richard O. Cunningham, B.S., M.A., J.D., has advocated for over 30 years on issues of gender, race and sex.  He has played a leading role in landmark legal cases, including being the supervising attorney on the Supreme Court Case regarding women in military academies and the initiating attorney for the lawsuit during the Vietnam War that resulted in equal media political coverage.  He has served as chair of the boards of both the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom Foundation (NCSF) and the Woodhull Freedom Foundation.  He is senior international trade partner at Steptoe & Johnson, LLP in Washington, D.C.  Dick is currently advising on legal and policy aspects of the NCSF Consent Counts initiative.

Judy Guerin is a well-known activist, writer, speaker and educator on issues of sexual freedom and gender expression and has been dedicated to activism on these issues for over 30 years.  She is a long-time member of the BDSM/leather/fetish community and currently directs the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom’s Consent Counts Project to decriminalize BDSM.  She is the former Executive Director of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and a former board member of the Woodhull Freedom Foundation and GenderPAC.  She is a former steering committee member of the National Policy Roundtable of GLBT & HIV/AIDS groups and an advisor to the European Union on issues of sexual freedom, gender expression and GLBT issues.

www.ncsfreedom.org

NCSF Press Release

on Wednesday, 15 September 2010. Hits 2823

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.

Take NCSF

on Saturday, 04 September 2010. Hits 1353

As part of NCSF's website re-design, we've put together a fairly comprehensive survey that is designed to get the most feedback we can from the various people who visit our website. We need to know if the information and resources that NCSF offers is readily available to everyone.

There is also a Kink Aware Professionals (KAP) survey that will determine how NCSF can improve this important free directory. Both surveys will last from September 6-13:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NCSFWeb

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NCSFKAP

 Thank you for helping NCSF help you!

FetLife Supports NCSF and LA&M

on Tuesday, 31 August 2010. Hits 1257

FetLife supports the organizations that support our community. We hope that you will too, once you learn more about them and what they do for kinksters like you and me.

http://fetlife.com/fetlife/organizations_we_support

Celebrate Your Freedom

on Wednesday, 11 August 2010. Hits 1461

Due to popular demand, you can get a 2-year NCSF membership for $25 until the end of August!

NCSF is there when you need help, and now NCSF needs you. Join NCSF to keep our important programs alive:
  • Incident Response program helps almost 500 people a year and protects events from attacks,

  • Media Outreach program gives media interviews on alt sex, and produces the Media Updates, helps events work with the media when asked and responds to negative stereotypes,

  • Consent Counts is working to change assault laws, decriminalize BDSM and educate our own communities about consent,

  • Educational Outreach Project presents informative presentations around the country on everything from zoning issues for BDSM groups to child custody and divorce issues,

  • Kink Aware Professionals is a free referral list for doctors, mental health professionals, and more.


 

NCSF relies on you! For only $25 you can support the rights of consenting adults.

Join or renew your  individual membership now at:

https://ncsfreedom.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=100

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