Archives for August 2019

Club Awakening- August 24!

New to kink? Not new but want to brush up on skills or just enjoy a play party with fresh energy? CLUB AWAKENING is what you’re looking for! Club Awakening is a party that was designed for newbies in the BDSM scene. It’s been a monthly party since March 2016 at Sanctuary LAX. This party includes 4 set tasting booths plus one surprise booth each month. The set booths are … [Read more...]

This week in kink news: August 19, 2019

Check out how phone charging stations spread the word on consent! Click here to read more It's always important to ethically end a BDSM relationship (any relationship for that matter). Click here to learn more about this topic Don't miss this riveting article on the psychology of kink! Click here to find out more Check out this … [Read more...]

Rika’s Lair-Avoiding Ineffective Motivation

I hope you have been enjoying Rika’s Lair, my monthly column dedicated to thoughts and experiences regarding power dynamics in Service-Oriented D/s relationships. Look up “Ms. Rika” in the search box for links to all of my articles in KinkWeekly!  The catalyst for this article is a discussion I had with a man who was looking for advice on creating a contract with his wife … [Read more...]

Torture Porn For The Masses

Watching 'Criminal Minds' with last week and a scene came up that had all the earmarks of pure gold. The gal had been securely strapped into a straitjacket, tape gagged and blindfolded, and her ankles were tied. She was even barefooted. There was struggling, squirming, and "mmph"-ing. So I'm asked if I was enjoying the repeated bondage scenes. "No," I replied. "These … [Read more...]

The Relationship Between My Childhood and My Dynamic

I would hardly say I had a rough childhood.  I rarely wanted for anything material.  Yet at the same time, it was a childhood without the security of loving biological parents.  I was raised by grandparents, and the lack of my natural parents in a regular routine in my life definitely contributed to a lack of emotional security for me. In being someone with a fairly … [Read more...]