Oh Joy Sex Toy: BDSM Safety Basics

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week, guest artist Abby Howard gives us the rundown on some BDSM basics. 

Does Kinkphobia Color Criticism of "Fifty Shades of Grey"?

After nearly three years of writing about kink, feminism, and pop culture, I’m so tired of talking about a certain novel that I now make a point of only referring to it as “that book.” Criticizing Fifty Shades of Grey on either feminist or literary grounds is pretty much like shooting... Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: 50 Shades of Grey

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week, artist Erika Moen reads 50 Shades of Grey. Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Sex Work is Work

  Discussions of sex work often get mired in a couple basic questions: is it "good" or "bad"? Are sex workers empowered or not? But sex workers are a diverse group—their experiences aren't all good or bad. On this show, we try to reframe the issue by exploring the legal and financial realities of... Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: I Feel Bad About Liking Submissive Sex.

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. ... Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: DIY BDSM

In Oh Joy Sex Toy, intrepid comics artists experiment with an aspect of sex and illustrate the result. This week: The couple behind Try It, You'll Like It shares some DIY BDSM tips.   Read more »

Safe Words: The history of anti-abuse activism in BDSM

illustrations and buttons by Caroline O'Grady For years I would jokingly explain to my confused, nonkinky friends that the site FetLife "is just Facebook for us perverts." Then, in the summer of 2012, I began seeing FetLife's name in the headlines of blogs that for the most part barely acknowledged... Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy Comic: Ropes!

This new installment in artist Erika Moen's entirely NSFW comics series about sex toys takes a knotty turn. While Erika recover from too much traveling and sickness, her awesome, talented friend... Read more »

Thinking Kink: The Final (Leather-Clad) Curtain

Writing this series has been amazing! Time for a few shout-outs to those who have helped the good ship Thinking Kink along its voyage... Read more »

Thinking Kink: The Right to Play With Race

Last post I looked at those for whom playing with racialized imagery in kink is too close to the bone. Today I'm turning my attention to the the black artists and performers who refused to be silenced in their desire to push boundaries. Read more »

Thinking Kink: Playing With Race in BDSM

As with the issue of female sexual submission, racial imagery in a BDSM context is an issue apt to cause heated debates, so I want to include both sides of the argument. Today, I'll examine the objections to the use of racialized imagery in kink, and in my next post I'll look at the responses by... Read more »

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