Support the Pageist

Free Ways to Support the Podcast and Website

Follow me on Twitter, and retweet posts about reviews I’ve published and podcast episodes that have gone live. I also retweet links, information and images that may be of interest to my readers/listeners.
Follow me on Medium, and like and recommend my writings. Share them on your own social media if you’re comfortable with that. This spreads my work to a larger audience.
Follow me 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). Activities and items most often featured: spankings and women in positions to receive them, stockings, shibari. My Instagram feed also pushes to here.
Like my Facebook page and share the posts you find useful, if you’re comfortable doing so. Probably the least active of my social media accounts (due to FB’s restrictive policies about what can be posted) but I post funny pics and relevant articles a few times a week.
Follow me on Instagram. Here you will find a motley assortment of photos from my life. Oxford, books I’m reading, sometimes comments on what I’m working on for the show or site, the occasional kinky implement. No body parts though. I typically only post here once or twice a day, at most.
Follow me on Quora. I answer questions about BDSM, sex education, LGBT+ issues, feminism, writing and reading. And sometimes take a shot at other things people A2A me about.
If you avoid social media like the plague, you can still subscribe to the site and receive email updates when there are new posts by using the form in the side bar. I won’t sell or give away your email address.
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.
Fill out the listener survey –it’s fairly short and anonymous–and gives me valuable information about my listeners.
Join the Pageist Podcast Fetlife Group. A new discussion is started for each podcast episode. There’s also an introduction thread and other threads for members to interact in.
Follow me on Goodreads, where I keep up with my book progress and see what other people are reading. This is where I get some ideas for other books to read and see what people are saying about books already on my To Be Read list.
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.
Link to this site from your own site or blog. This lets search engines know my site has useful information and will push it higher in search results.

Non-free Ways to Support the Podcast and Website

Become a Patreon supporter. There are a range of support levels, with rewards for each one. My goals include giving back to the kink and sex educator community in various ways. More specific information is available on Patreon.
Make a one-time or monthly donation via PayPal by selecting an amount from the relevant dropdown and clicking on one of the following buttons. If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can still set up a donation using your credit or debit card:

One-time donation

Monthly donation

Shop for some official The Pageist merch from my Zazzle store. Please note that due to the fact that many of the designs are tagged as ‘BDSM’, you will not be able to see them unless you are logged in to your Zazzle account as an adult. However, you can browse thumbnail images of all of the products on my The Pageist Emporium page if you don’t already have a Zazzle account. Also please note that the base prices on the items are high by default – the royalties I earn through Zazzle are but a minor fraction of the listed prices.
Buy me 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.
Buy me a gift certificate for the Historical Emporium so I can order myself something Victorian-themed that’ll make me very happy.
Buy me a gift certificate for Wild Wolf Leather on Etsy so I can order myself something kinky. [This shop is on hiatus for the summer, but will return.]
Become a podcast sponsor. If you own a BDSM or sex education-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
See my Rates Page for more information on sponsorship and advertising.

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 return the favour.

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.)