One of the reasons I have more sympathy for those of us on the organizing side now is because I understand a truth that I didn’t before: you can’t really control who gives you authority.
Dirty Dates is the latest Cleis Press produced anthology edited and overseen by Rachel Kramer Bussel. If this is the… Read more Dirty Dates
I wish creating a moment were as easy as dreaming up a fantasy. I’m craving sitting with someone, blindfolded, their… Read more Wishful Thinking
So all that to say, many of these stories tugged at my heart, but Missing Daddy did so in unexpected ways. And I guess that’s the thing that I like about West’s writing – even before I got to know a bit more about the person and the mind behind the erotica. Xan is willing to destroy the fantasy to talk about something much hotter; real life. Play with real pain and vulnerability. Moments of power exchange building on tentative trust. Sex that isn’t afraid of rage and the complicated messy glory of human identities.
So Meatlist. Think about that. Not even Women of Fetlife, or People on FL, but Meat. Actually stripped of personhood,… Read more Humanity, Privacy and Empathy
I joked rather derisively the other night about what I’ve come to nickname the rigger sniff: that moment where the… Read more Why You Can’t Teach Connection
It’s not the first time I’ve been presented these two words like they’re complete opposites of a coin, only one… Read more Here’s One For You: Spontaneity vs Consent
I woke up to our local Police Chief discussing gun violence in the wake of 2 shooting deaths yesterday. He… Read more Expanding Vocabularies or Why Heather Rarely Teaches the Same Class Twice
I wanna be perfectly honest with you. I’m sick – sick – of the majority of consent conversations out there.… Read more The Next Consent Conversation
Last week saw me squired away with 60-odd sex geeks in the mountainous wilds of West Virginia, and while I knew… Read more Unexpected Lessons in Power Exchange