With the recent shuttering of Backpage.com’s adult services classifieds, a vacuum has formed for professional Dommes and submissives to connect with clients. Backpage was the preferred channel for many in the BDSM profession- the vast majority of whom comply with the law and do not offer sex as part of their services. A raft of new sites have sprung up focusing on this more niche market of kink-oriented services. As is the nature of such things, we expect that one will eventually become the de facto site that everyone uses. As yet, no clear winners have emerged – but we will keep you updated as things develop!
Every day, thousands of people send uninvited messages to people on FetLife – some more appropriate than others. Most of the time, the saga unfolds in private and possibly ends with one person blocking the other. Not so with Financial Domme Empress Jennifer, who decided to air her dirty laundry in public. After the pair established that they did not in fact share any common ground in their kinks, the conversation took a turn for the nasty with Empress Jennifer finishing by inviting her suitor to “kill himself”, and then promptly posted the whole exchange to her Twitter account. Cold!
coolvalleydude on Fetlife. Go spam him. pic.twitter.com/wXBI1kJhaJ
— Empress (@EmpressJennXO) December 24, 2016
Don’t take your submissives for a walk on a leash in Nigeria! Club owner Pretty Mike was questioned by police and forced to apologize after he did just that in Lagos. Local personality Mike Nwogu was witnessed leading two women on leashes to an event. This raised such an uproar that the police were called in to question him and he subsequently signed a statement saying he would never commit “such acts” again. Others commented in support of Nwogu saying that Nigeria is simply behind the times.
More 50 shades of whatever. This story mildly annoyed me. Dakota Johnson, star of the Fifty Shades of Gray franchise has been doing a lot of interviews leading up to the February release of the next installment. When commenting on BDSM she says, “It can be very beautiful and tasteful, and the materials can be luxurious. It’s not like being on Hollywood Boulevard and walking by a ball-gag store.” Her dismissal of kink out side of the aesthetic, cookie cutter, basics is discouraging. But, to each their own.
The Million Woman March is this Saturday. People are gathering all over the U.S. march for human rights, diversity, and dignity-just to name a few. Here is the official website for Los Angeles though there are people gathering in all areas across the country. I urge everyone to participate safely and respectfully.
Have some kinky news to share? Tell us about any upcoming BDSM events, new products, dungeon openings / closings, collarings, kink in mainstream media, and anything else you think kinky folks might be interested to hear about. Send your tips through to firstname.lastname@example.org, and it might just end up on next week’s “This Week in Kink”!