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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...]