Interview with Kali from Kink Academy

Can you tell us a little about how and why Kink Academy was started? What is Kink Academy’s mission? I launched Kink Academy nearly 11 years ago because I had been spending quite a bit of time teaching at BDSM conferences, and a large chunk of my social circle were other kink and sexuality educators. I really felt that something magical was happening at these conferences, … [Read more...]

Interview with Madame Margherite

Photo by: Slave Boy Julia Please give us a little background about you. What is it that you do? How did you get in this line of work? What was your educational and professional background before this? I’m a Dominatrix & Fetish Specialist. I specialize in Animal & Pet Play. I first got into Fetish related work in late 2012, when I was still living in New York. … [Read more...]

Interview with Danny Stygion

Can you tell us a little about your background, how you got started in being involved in this community, and about your current work within the community? Danny Stygion: When I was 16, I watched a documentary on HBO called "Fetishes" in 1996. The documentary was about professional dominatrices at the New York Dungeon, Pandora's Box. It opened my eyes to a hidden world of … [Read more...]

Interview with Dirk Hooper

Dirk Hooper Photography- Can you tell our readers how you got your start in the Kink Community? I’ve been kinky since I was a little kid. I identified what I was into when I was 13, but I didn’t really get involved in the BDSM community until I found a local munch on an AOL chat board much later. Once I attended that munch it led to my … [Read more...]

Interview with Michelle from the Pleasure Chest

Can you tell us a little about how the Pleasure Chest got its start? The Pleasure Chest started in 1971 in New York, at the height of the sexual revolution. Founders Duane Colglazier and Bill Rifkin started out selling waterbeds, but found unexpected success in selling erotic novelties like mood lighting, cock rings, and handcuffs. They decided to turn the store into a … [Read more...]