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The everyday lives of the non-monogamous

on Thursday, 08 February 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

BBC

The Open Photo Project aims to reduce stigma about consensual non-monogamous relationships. There are many different relationship types which fall under the heading of ethical, consensual non-monogamy but at the heart of it all parties have agreed that each may have romantic and/or sexual relationships with other partners. In one recent study from the US 21% of the study's participants reported having had some kind of non-monogamous relationship. However the figures could be higher as many people are not open about being in these types of relationships due to the stigma attached. The founder of the project and photographer Erika Kapin explains why she wanted to photograph everyday lives of the non-monogamous.

'I'm polyamorous, why should I limit my love?'

on Thursday, 08 February 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

BBC

Noni says polyamory is not actually new but it is still taboo, though that could be changing. "People have been practising polyamory for as long as people have existed," she says. "But Scotland is very much a monogamous country. The more we engage with people and talk about it, the more accepted it is going to become, slowly but surely. I would not say we are blazing a trail but we are definitely creating an environment that allows for a healthy community."

Of course women can fantasize about domination but still insist on consent

on Tuesday, 06 February 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Washington Post

What we are asking of men is to know that women can fantasize about non-consent, but that it is supremely unsexy when men engage in it without, well, their consent. We can still want our romance novels and our movies and our rom-coms to traffic in those tropes while not wanting men to act this way without asking.

Sex workers call for decriminalisation of industry to help lift stigma surrounding prostitution

on Sunday, 04 February 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

ABC Australia

 

"For instance, private workers in Queensland cannot work together — so that would be classified as an illegal brothel," he says. "That means that we cannot cost share, we cannot support each other, we can't be there for each other's safety. We are not really allowed to message other sex workers about our current location, or our activities, which is a safety strategy that has traditionally been used by sex workers for decades."

A 'Lifestyle Slave' Is More Than a Sub Who Does All Your Chores for Free

on Saturday, 03 February 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The dynamic between a dominatrix and her 24/7 sub can be one of tender, mutual support.

Broadly

Pain Puppy helps Mistress Lucy keep her life organized by washing her sex toys, cleaning her dungeon, doing her grocery shopping, cleaning her house, feeding her pets, and all that stuff—basically, being her personal assistant. In exchange, she doms him, but it’s kind of like a life makeover. She sends him to wine tasting classes and makes him learn Japanese; she’s got him on a workout regime and a food plan, so he’s lost a lot of weight; and she’s trying to socialize him more and make him more open about his sexuality. He told me that he’s so much happier with his self-image and social life now than when he first met her. And she seems happy to transform his life. It’s kind of amazing to see.

Americans Want to Try More Anal Sex and Bondage, and We're All for It

on Saturday, 03 February 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

A new survey says that Americans want to take their sex lives to the next level

Men's Health

Though 40 percent of respondent said they considered themselves “kinky,” that doesn’t mean that they're looking to go full 50 Shades of Grey. But a decent amount are willing to really spice things up: 29 percent of survey respondents said they wanted to try anal sex with their partner, while 24 percent said want to get more into role-playing. Additionally, 18 percent said they'd made a 2018 sexual resolution to give anal sex a go, and 14 percent were looking to become either a dominant or a submissive (aka they do want to go full 50 Shades).

7 Polyamory Myths It's Time to Stop Believing

on Saturday, 03 February 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Glamour 

Nope, most poly people aren’t poly because they’re afraid to settle down. In fact, like a lot of pieces of the poly puzzle, things are a lot more complicated than that. "Being one of several partners [doesn't mean] that my partner isn't 'really' committed to our relationship, or that he can't 'be with me,’” said sex writer Anabelle Bernard Fournier. “He is with me. All the time. We just don't live together, and we're not married. Commitment is not a function of coliving. Commitment is about being there for the other person."

Experts don’t buy Rep. Fansler’s ‘BDSM kink’ defense in assault case

on Friday, 02 February 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Juneau Empire

“In the community, we don’t consider BDSM if consent is not part of the deal, and abuse is not what we would call play. It’s not rough sex, it’s abuse,” said Hardy Haberman, a longtime author, educator and filmmaker in Texas who explains BDSM culture.

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