Room For Debate: For Starters, ‘Unsex’ the Birth Certificate

The moment when a new baby officially becomes a legal person from the state’s view is the filing of a birth certificate. The information on the certificate — the child’s name, parents and sex — stays with a person for life. Choosing a sex using traditional choices sends a child’s Continue Reading

Southwest Leather Conference Announces New Dates for 2015 – Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Leather Conference traditionally has been held on the fourth weekend of January every year, but that will change for the year 2015. It has been scheduled next year for January 15th through the 18th. Regarding the change, the Southwest Leather Conference blog states: “This one time change is being Continue Reading

The Argument That Just Won’t Die: Sex, Gender & the Public Restroom

DEAR ERICA, By the “old standards,” sex was determined by private parts, among other things. Does that not apply now in this “new age?” In this “new age,” if I have male body parts, but I feel like I am a female, I get to call myself a female, use Continue Reading

Sex or Money, Which Is Better For Your Health?

Researchers put an estimated dollar amount on the happiness level sex generates. October 8, 2014 | Money can’t buy you love. But is making love better than making money? Researchers David Blachflower of Dartmouth College and Andrew Oswald of the University of Warwick in England suggest the answer is yes. Continue Reading

Is ‘Bedroom-Only’ Power Exchange Possible?

DEAR ERICA, I need some advice before I talk about this with my boyfriend. I’ve been wanting something more out of our sex life. I have always been secretly turned on by the idea of being sexually controlled and restrained. The thing is, I only want to try dom/sub sex. Continue Reading

Polyamory 101: It’s About More Than Just Couples

I found this must-read article this morning and felt the need to share it with you, our readers. Enjoy! By Angi Becker Stevens | HuffingtonPost.com | On 12/03/2013 Over the past few years, polyamory has become a more widely known term and practice. And perhaps inevitably, certain misconceptions and misunderstandings Continue Reading

50 Shades of Grey & The Web Teach Teens Kinky Sex. Let’s Teach Them First

By Twanna Hines | TheGuardian.com | On Thursday, July 31st, 2014 ‘Open your eyes: young people need access to the facts about BDSM as much as adults do.’ ‘Exactly when should we tell a 17-year-old girl that she can enjoy consensual erotic asphyxiation – that is, letting someone choke her? Continue Reading

What is Due Diligence?

Originally published on November 9th, 2013 | SubmissiveCircle.com You will see me use the phrase ‘due diligence’ a lot in my writing. It is something I believe in very strongly. And something that most people don’t do, which always just amazes me. In both the online world and in real Continue Reading

Gambia Passes Anti-Gay Bill – Life Sentences For Some Same-Sex Acts

The Gambian National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life sentences for “some” homosexual acts. On Monday, Minority leader Samba Jallow said the bill brings life sentences for “aggravated homosexuality.” The Associated Press is reporting that a draft of the controversial bill contains language identical to another anti-gay bill signed Continue Reading

Cancer Services & Boudoir Noir Offer Free Class on Cancer & Sexual Intimacy – NE Indiana

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana and Boudoir Noir are partnering to offer a 90-minute free class, titled “The Big ‘O’ and the Big ‘C’: Intimacy and Cancer.” The class meets for the first time on Sept. 11, 2014, at 5:30pm at Cancer Services’ Healing Arts Center, 6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Continue Reading