The Complete Mentoring Guide

This article can be filed under "controversial" and "opinion" because it falls into both categories. You can also file it under "important," because I think it is essential to objectively examine the practice of Dominants placing submissives "under their protection." Although we have covered the basics in our previous kinkweekly.com article, “What Is A Mentor?”, I thought a … [Read more...]

Controversy time: Predator Doms

In a previous, contentious article, “Predator Pro-Dommes,” I warned against a new breed of faux Pro-Dommes invading the BDSM world post “Fifty Shades.” Although the response was largely positive (and most who excoriated me did not carefully read what I wrote), I admitted one major error, and I quote: “If there is one large error that I made, it was to not add that there are … [Read more...]

Experienced s-type & New D-type

For those who don’t know, this past weekend was DomCon. I was teaching a 101 class the last day and was taking a few questions near the end. One question was about where best to start exploring as a couple. I was glad I asked a couple of questions of my own first. I said that it may depend on level of experience of both partners. I asked if the question was for two people … [Read more...]

Five Aspects of BDSM We Forget

My timing is fortuitous for this article, it being the new year and all. Perhaps some of you can add these items to your list of new year resolutions. While I love the lifestyle and specifically the scene in LA, there are some key elements that are sometimes overlooked. In an effort to not make this a list of rants, I’ve tried to offer supportive advice for each item. Feel free … [Read more...]

BDSM Urban Legends Exposed

Since all of us have been hit with Urban Legends in the vanilla world, must there also be "BDSM Urban Legends"? The answer is "Yes!" In the spirit of the tabloid mythbusters, we here at Kink Weekly will take a look at some of the “BDSM Urban Legends” and examine them to see if they hold up. As we have yet to see anybody else challenge them, it is time to check the veracity … [Read more...]