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Kink Is Dead! Long Live Kink! at MEL Magazine

March 23, 2017 | 1 Comment

I got to wondering: was the post–Fifty Shades kink bubble popping? Had pop culture's obsession with fetish and BDSM and Ben Wa balls reached its high-water mark? Was mainstream kink in America over? I started hyperventilating and dreaming up picket-sign designs along the lines of "We'll Never Go Back!" But then I righted myself and spoke to kinky folks from lifestyle consumers to the tippy top tops at FetLife and Kink.com about what the heck is going on. And I came away with a much more nuanced understanding of the situation. (Hint: The bubble may not have burst, exactly, but it has changed.) [...continue...]

Fifty Shades of… Well… Ick.

May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Seriously. Ick. I’m bummed, you guys. I’ve been agonizingly making my way through Fifty Shades of Grey, the erotic BDSM romance novel that’s been taking the book market by inexplicable storm in the past few months, grimacing at every new sentence’s poor construction and rolling my eyes [...continue...]