My Lifelong Love of Leather

For as long as I can remember I have been in love with leather. It seems it’s just always been there, though I was not always aware of it. There is just something comforting and wonderful about it. The look, the feel, the smell; they combine to produce an effect in me that just feels like home. As a kid I read a lot; I mean a LOT. I was mostly drawn to science … [Read more...]

Erotica: The Encounter

Trigger warning: This story involves consensual non-consent She arrives home, the same time as last night, the same time as every night. She is predictable, consistent, and easy to anticipate. She has seen me watching her but has not wavered in her routine. She has allowed me to observe her for weeks now. She has told no one. She must be replaying our … [Read more...]

Opinion: Taking Up the Mantle of Mastery

There is much debate in our community as to the use of the word Master. To some it is about describing their role in a power exchange relationship. To others it means that they have mastered a particular skill set or knowledge. Some even have a “kajira” classification for slaves - a term which is taken straight from the John Norman GOR novels where men are Masters and all women … [Read more...]

Navigating the public BDSM scene

So, you’ve discovered that you are kinky… Now what? First of all let me congratulate you on taking a step into a much larger world of adventure and experience, good for you! It takes courage to recognize and embrace the fact you may have some interests which mainstream society frowns upon. You are about to enter a world of pleasure and pain, dark desires and wicked … [Read more...]