Category Archives: Essays

Making Myself Believe It: Rage Like a Living Thing

[Trigger Warning: Rape, Molestation] I’ve written about having HPV before. Twice. Once about being baffled by the diagnosis and another about working out it was from an unconsensual experience twenty years ago. And then I was done. I’m a Stoic (head nod to my guy Marcus Aurelius, sup, Marco!) and I was just going to […]

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May is International Masturbation Month

Much like October having an identity crisis over whether or not it’s National or International Kink Month, there seems to be some confusion over whether the masturbation awareness/celebration is to be on a national or international level for the month of May. According to the creators of the day, though, Good Vibrations, it is International Masturbation […]

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Abstinence-Only Flogging Education

Recently a friend wrote a post on Fetlife about behavior he found worrying—he’d witnessed (repeatedly) people using the same floggers on multiple people in one evening. Either at dungeons or play parties or whathaveyou. This is dangerous behavior, as it can theoretically spread certain STDs and STIs, which he went into, and then explained the […]

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Kink Fixed Me

[Trigger warning: suicide, sexual assault, anorexia, self harm] When I was writing my review of the Perverted Podcast, I emailed the show to request a photo of the hosts. I wound up exchanging a couple emails with Boogie. In one of those emails he said that he does what he does because, ‘Some closeted kinky […]

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