Tag Archives: BDSM

50 Shades of Kink: An Introduction to BDSM by Tristan Taormino

[This is the text of the book review from episode 69.] This episode’s book review is 50 Shades of Kink: An Introduction to BDSM by Tristan Taormino. I received it for free from the generous people at Cleis Press, but that’s never stopped me from being honest. First bit of honesty—with this title, if it […]

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Episode 069: 50 Shades of Kink

Episode the sixty-ninth; wherein the Pageist reveals why comedians are not to be trusted, despairs over technology and enthuses about the new shop. The book reviewed is 50 Shades of Kink: An Introduction to BDSM by Tristan Taormino. .44 Intro and Announcements: Thank you to Mark for recommending an alternative to Skype! Here’s to clearer […]

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Episode 052: Decoding Your Kink

Episode the fifty-second; Wherein the Pageist seems to have become an adult at some point, meditates on the importance of finding your place and learns about her personal erotic myth. The book reviewed is Decoding Your Kink: Guide to Explore, Share and Enjoy Your Wildest Sexual Desires by Galen Fous. .45 Intro and Announcements: The […]

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Sexual Outsiders

[This is the text of the book review from episode 34.] This week’s review is Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities by David M Ortmann and Richard A. Sprott. This was an interesting read. The authors are therapists who see patients who identify as kinky or who want help integrating the kinky aspects of […]

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50 Shades of BS: What the Media Gets Wrong about Kink

[A slightly different/condensed version of this piece is in episode 28 of my podcast. The episode covers the best portrayals of kink in film and some of the worst, as well as this writing.] [Secondary note: I use ‘top’ and ‘bottom’ rather than saying ‘top/D-type’ ‘bottom/s-type’ every time. Substitute the title most applicable to you.] […]

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Life, Leather and the Pursuit of Happiness

[This is the text of the book review from episode 27 of the podcast. It includes notes in brackets of information I’ve learned since the episode aired and I gained access to internet at home i.e. internet that didn’t block certain sites, keeping me from sharing as much information as possible.] This episode’s book review […]

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Episode 027: Life Leather and Happiness

Episode the Twenty-Seventh; Wherein the pageist settles into her new home, adapts to a new way of life and learns all about Leather in all its forms. The book reviewed this episode is Life, Leather and the Pursuit of Happiness: Life, History and Culture in the Leather/BDSM/Fetish Community by Steve Lenius. .51 Intro and Announcements: […]

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Little Deaths

Little Deaths is a collection of three short horror films—the first and third have BDSM as a main component and the middle one…the less said about that one the better. House and Home A well-to-do couple picks up homeless women and has sadistic sex with them after verbally degrading them over a nice meal. This […]

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Thoughts on Secretary: Then and Now

When Secretary was released in 2002 I was immediately intrigued (because the idea of being someone’s secretary greatly appealed). I remember liking it immensely upon first viewing, though for the life of me I can’t recall if it was in a cinema or on DVD. I do remember renting the DVD from Netflix and watching […]

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Kink

Kink.com is the world’s most well-known producer of BDSM pornography. It was founded in 1997 by Peter Acworth and is currently run out of the San Francisco Armory in California. In 2013 James Franco produced a documentary about the company. (Franco had to coax director Christina Voros into making the film, apparently.) After watching this I […]

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