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Consent Month Photo Winners

on Wednesday, 11 October 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

NCSF is very proud to partner with Arizona Power Exchange (APEX) in sponsoring Consent Month every September! APEX provides the consent bracelets and maintains the website, updating the calendar and helping to spread the word about consent.

This year, 21 consent-themed events took place in September, with almost 1,600 people visiting the website. Over 800 of our distinctive “Got Consent? /” bracelets were distributed at these events.

We had a great showing this year with 9 photographs submitted for the Consent Month Photo contest. NCSF and APEX are thrilled to announce the winner is slave pattie’s photo entitled “Consent Brainstorm”. 

slave pattie describes her winning photo: 

"Three main words/statements that come to mind when I think of consent are: peace of mind, commitment from both parties to follow through on negotiations and clarity of what each other wants or allows."

CM 2017 Win 


The runner up photograph is “Together” by Archer who photographed APEX members wearing Got Consent? Bracelets.

 CM 2017 Run


See all of the photos that were submitted at


NCSF and APEX thank all of the photography entrants, and will be using some of the photos that were submitted on promotional material for Consent Month and NCSF Consent Summits.


Participate in Consent Month next year, September 2018, by holding a consent event or submitting a consent-themed photograph for our contest.



Film Review: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

on Wednesday, 11 October 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Wonder Woman gets a real-life origin story in the bold, compassionate, sexy 'Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.'

Film Journal International

By Rebecca Pahle 

To clarify, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is less about Wonder Woman herself than the man who created her—Professor William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans)—and the two women who inspired him, wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall) and their shared mistress Olive (Bella Heathcote). Though “mistress,” in this context, implies a level of seediness that wasn’t really there: William, Elizabeth and Olive were in a healthy polyamorous relationship for years. Oh, and the three of them were also into BDSM. More than that, Marston conceived Wonder Woman as no less than a tool of psychological propaganda, a way to get his ideas about bondage and the superiority of women to the masses. Did I mention that William and Elizabeth created the lie detector test?

Polyamory: Polyamorists Talk Experiences, Fears, Philosophies

on Wednesday, 11 October 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Rainbow Times

By Al Gentile

“I found out I had feelings for my current girlfriend and this other person. That’s when I started to consider it,” Martini said. “Growing up, I didn’t know it was a thing that you could love other people. I started to realize there were healthy ways to be in a relationship with more than one person.”

Inside the Koreatown Dojo Dedicated to the Art of Japanese Rope Bondage

on Wednesday, 11 October 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

LA Weekly

by Lila Seidman

“It should ultimately be about love and care for your partner, which sounds kind of ironic as you’re tying them up and hitting them,” Zetsu says. “But that’s the whole point: you only do that to people who need it and crave it and love it.”

A genius real estate broker, Burning Man and a scandal in NYC’s sex-positive community

on Wednesday, 11 October 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Leon Feingold stepped down from polyamory leadership positions

The Real Deal

By Konrad Putzier

Feingold — a man with an IQ of 168, former professional baseball player, trained lawyer, current real estate broker, Burning Man enthusiast, Freemason, three-time participant in the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest world championships in Coney Island and public face of New York’s polyamory movement — is battling accusations that he was too slow to remove a man accused of sexual assault from the community.

As of last month, he is no longer part of the leadership of Open Love New York, an organization that runs educational and social events for polyamorous New Yorkers. Over the weekend he announced his resignation “from all leadership roles within the sex positive community.” He is also assuming a reduced role in New York Dangerous, a group that organizes an annual camp at the Burning Man music festival and has more than 2,000 members on Facebook.

From Hedonism to KinkBNB, Sex-Themed Vacations Are Going Mainstream

on Wednesday, 11 October 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates


By Chris Morris

“I think this generation is more sex-oriented than the one before them in the Reagan years,” says Lange. “Kids were more conservative then, but … kids in their 20s are seeing more freedom again. We’re seeing several young groups coming each year.”

The wonderful world of Renaissance faire kink

on Wednesday, 11 October 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates


by Jessica Klein

"Having gone to my first Renaissance Faire (in Tuxedo Park) last weekend, I couldn’t help but notice the ample cleavage, the obvious interest in fantasy and role-play, and the leather — so much leather. Sex had to be a part of the experience for some of the adults who attended. A hookup culture and relevant meetup groups seemed more than likely."

Fear of flying

on Wednesday, 11 October 2017. Posted in Media Updates

by cathyreisenwitz

Things got interesting as he brought me down. Tears began to well up. I felt ashamed, and embarrassed. I felt bewildered. I fought with it. What I felt as he took me down was vulnerable. First, physically vulnerable. But mentally, there’s something about putting yourself in a very physically, existentially vulnerable position, willingly allowing yourself to be tied up and hung, and then feeling it become safe. It’s a relief, but then. “This is a safe place to be physically vulnerable,” my body said to my brain without my awareness being informed. Then my emotions said “I will be vulnerable now here too,” before my ego woke up again. So then my ego fought with my emotions. “Why are you so weird. Don’t cry here in front of these people.” 

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