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Dec 02 2016

How to Support the Pageist

Free Ways to Support the Podcast and Website

Follow the Twitter account (@thepageist) and retweet posts about reviews I’ve published and podcast episodes that have gone live.

Follow thepageist on Medium and like and recommend my writings (if you actually like them). Share them on your own social media if you’re comfortable with that. This spreads my work to a larger audience.

Follow thepageist on Tumblr and reblog my posts and podcast episodes when links appear there. My Tumblr is 18+ and NSFW, but it’s pretty classy—there is no hardcore pornography (though I’m certainly not against that). You should check it out at any rate.

Like the Facebook page and share the posts you find useful if you’re comfortable doing so.

Rate the show on iTunes or other podcast apps (and leave a review if you have time!) This pushes the show up in rankings, helping it find a wider audience.

Tell your friends, people at your munch or dungeon. Just let people know about the show or website. If you’re looking through the site and find something of interest, there are social media links on every post, share on whatever platform you’d like.

Un-free Ways to Support the Podcast and Website

Patreon is the big one. There are a range of support levels, with rewards for each one. My goals (after upgrading my equipment to bring you higher quality podcasts) involve giving back to the kink and sex educator community in various ways. More specific information is available on Patreon.

If recurring payments aren’t an option, you can also order something from my Amazon wishlist. The vast majority of things there are books. I’m not trying to get rich or looking for swag—I pretty much live for the show and site.

If you own a BDSM or sex positive-based site, podcast, book, shop, whatever and you’d like to sponsor the show, let’s talk. If you know someone who fits that description, send them my way. My email address is thepageist[at]gmail[dot]com

Why You May Consider Supporting The Pageist

I’ve written before about how kink has changed my life. The shortest version possible is that I struggled with my sexuality for twenty years (nothing to do with kink—more being gay) but once I realised I was kinky everything changed, overnight. I was all right. I simply approached the world in a different way than most other people and different wasn’t wrong, it was simply different.

I want to give that back.

The mission statement of The Pageist, in all its forms, is to let people know that, whatever their kink, they are not alone. There can be some heavy judgment even in the BDSM community and everyone deserves to be seen and validated. Also, the aim is to provide education and direct people to sources of information so they can learn more about themselves and how to practise their interests as safely as possible.

I do everything on the site and podcast. I am The Pageist. And I love it. It’s more than a full-time job. I’ve pretty much given up hope of reading or watching vanilla books or films ever again because I simply don’t have time. I’m okay with that because it gives me the opportunity to learn everything possible about this amazing, intense, expansive world and share the best bits with my audience so they—no matter their proclivities—will find something they can relate to.

In order to do a more-than-full-time job, I can’t have a traditional job. Nor do I want one anymore.

Helping people be more comfortable with themselves feels like a calling—something that would have made my eyes roll right out of my head two years ago, but here we all. Having to do anything else would feel like I was wasting my time and energy on something that wasn’t doing as much good in the world. Because I understand deeply what it is to feel completely alone and to live every day with self-hatred so profound it seems to be part of the fabric of your being.

But it isn’t. That’s something someone else put on you like a straight-jacket. Literally trying to make you a straight in vanilla terms. My goal is to get people out of that jacket. (And into heavy bondage, if that’s what they’re into, but only with full consent.)

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