New York: Apparently a New York-based Dominatrix is claiming that (former) Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio engaged her services for a hot BDSM session. According to this article, she has been trying to sell her story to various publications. It sounds like their night included more sexual elements than just some spanking and flogging, begging the question as to the “Dominatrix’s” BDSM credentials (most pro-Dommes would not engage in sexual activity with a first time client or ever). I may not agree with Mr Rubio’s politics, but generally I think people should be allowed to enjoy their kink in peace without threat of being outed – particularly by the woman who topped him! Of course, there are some interesting elements to this like the potential hypocrisy of involving a puritanical politician who is married. But… we don’t know what he has agreed with his wife, and the poor man just suffered some non-consensual humiliation and domination on the political stage from the Donald… so leave the poor guy alone I say. More in the Radar article here.
Connecticut: Rape survivor Karmenife Paulino returned to the scene of the crime but for a positive mission. The Wesleyan University graduate planned a photoshoot in a full Dominatrix outfit along with several “slaves” donning ball gags and leashes outside of the fraternity house where she was raped. She says the outfit and dominatrix concept are empowering to her and she wants to inspire other women. You go girl!
Texas: A new documentary, premiering at SXSW takes a look at the complicated life of Michelle a 20-year-old legally blind and autistic girl. Best and Most Beautiful Things even includes mention of Michelle’s experimentation with BDSM, proving that the lifestyle and community can be inclusive of all people.
We had a crazy weekend at the home of Dexx and anniebear. Many friends gathered for a night of high protocol and kinky play. We’re still recovering in fact!
Enjoy this week’s issue including guests photos by Redd Dyver.