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NCSF Press Release

on Wednesday, 15 September 2010. Posted in NCSF News

In an indictment rendered by a Grand Jury in the Western District of Missouri on September 9, 2010, five Missouri men allegedly participated in torturing a mentally disabled woman online or in person over a multi-year period when the victim was between the ages of 16 and 24. Among the charges are: Sex Trafficking by Force, Fraud or Coercion, Forced Labor Trafficking, Transportation for Sexual Activity, and Conspiracy. The allegations involve sex with a minor, drug and firearms possession, forced prostitution, sexual abuse, and torture to the point that the victim suffered a heart attack. 

These activities should not be confused with consensual BDSM. People who engage in BDSM and other similar activities do so as consenting adults and in a safe, sane, and consensual manner. BDSM activities are not violent specifically because all participants can stop any time they wish. Millions of people engage in BDSM: according to the Kinsey Institute's New Report on Sex, between 5-10% of the adult population engages in BDSM on at least an occasional basis.

NCSF strongly condemns criminals who commit violence and engage in non-consensual activities. We encourage the media to remember that the large community of consenting adults who engage in BDSM activities should not be conflated with these alleged crimes. Ordinary people do BDSM – parents, co-workers, friends, and neighbors. But because of the stigma against BDSM, most people are closeted and don't speak out about their interests because they fear condemnation and discrimination.

Article:

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_4d0f1a16-7bcd-5860-afdf-3e78140bdff7.html?mode=story

To read the Federal Indictment:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/37203030/Bagley-Indictment

The NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions. The NCSF aims to advance the rights of, and advocate for consenting adults in the BDSM-Leather-Fetish, Swing, and Polyamory Communities. We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach, in conjunction with our partners, to directly benefit these communities.

"High School Coach Accused of Shocking Sex Scandal"

on Wednesday, 15 September 2010. Posted in Media Updates


... operation at a motel in Norwalk, after he allegedly made an appointment with a prostitute through a website specializing in bondage and sadomasochism.


A local teacher accused of soliciting a prostitution service to fulfill sexual sadomasochism fetishes says his actions weren't illegal. 

"Atlanta Police Guilty of False Imprisonment"

on Monday, 13 September 2010. Posted in Media Updates

"Atlanta Police Guilty of False Imprisonment"

The Atlanta Citizen Review Board has found 24 police officers guilty
of False Imprisonment for illegally detaining and searching patrons
during the raid of the Eagle bar on September 10-11, 2009.

Additional details and links to media articles are available at:

http://atlantaeagleraid.com/blog/24-cops-guilty-false-imprisonment-atlanta-eagle-raid-citizen-review-board

(or http://bit.ly/aasD9v )

"N.Y. Records May Help to Answer the Question: When Is Bondage Prostitution?"

on Friday, 10 September 2010. Posted in Media Updates

"N.Y. Records May Help to Answer the Question: When Is Bondage Prostitution?"

New York Law Journal

A Manhattan judge has ordered the New York City Police Department to shine a light on the hazy legal line separating bondage, domination and sadomasochism from prostitution.

In a decision last week, New York County Supreme Court Justice Carol R. Edmead (See Profile) directed the NYPD to provide the Urban Justice Center's Sex Workers Project with documents regarding police investigations of several Manhattan bondage, domination and sadomasochism clubs between 2006 and 2008.

Read full article...

"Sister Wives"

on Wednesday, 08 September 2010. Posted in Media Updates

"Sister Wives' trailer: TLC reality show profiles Kody Brown with four wives, thirteen kids in Utah" 


New York Daily News

Most of the wives seem at-ease being in a polygamous marriage. "I think we're normal," one wife says in a trailer released this week.

"Some people think, 'how do you feel when he's off with another woman and you know they're having sex?' Well gosh darn it, they better!," another exclaimed.

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"Swingers convention canceled amid pressure"

on Tuesday, 07 September 2010. Posted in Media Updates


MIDLAND, Texas - A swingers convention billed as a "hedonistic adventure for couples" was canceled this week in the wake of inquiries from the local


Midland, Texas - A Midland woman is planning to file a lawsuit after a local hotel canceled reservations for a "swingers" convention. 

"Going to Extremes to Seek Dramatic Accuracy"

on Monday, 06 September 2010. Posted in Media Updates

"Going to Extremes to Seek Dramatic Accuracy"

New York Times

The critics, the financial backers, the friends and the family of cast and crew came to see Paul Weitz’s comedy “Trust,” but one more interested observer needed to weigh in, and she wasn’t there to judge which lines got the biggest laughs.

Mistress Kaya, a New York dominatrix, had been hired to help the cast, which includes Zach Braff and Sutton Foster, learn more about how to bring S&M to the stage.

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"Sex Week Backlash"

on Monday, 06 September 2010. Posted in Media Updates

"Sex Week Backlash"

The National Review

Yale’s president, Richard Levin, and other leading administrators seem to view Sex Week with a “kids will be kids” attitude. If he and other administrators don’t care about the moral problems associated with showing films of women being degraded sexually and verbally by men, then maybe awareness of the legal and financial risks they are running will get their attention.

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