Worldwide: A disturbing report issued by Dove reveals that female body confidence remains at a staggeringly low level. A meager 24% of women polled from the US believe they have high levels of self-esteem. Australia and the UK are not much better with on 20% claiming to have high self-esteem. Read the full report here. I hope we as a society can continue reshaping the mainstream stereotypes of what women “should” be.
Australia: The University of Queensland conducted a interesting study on the gender roles on mainstream romance and erotica. Different groups were offered erotic stories of either a male dominant or female dominant with a third group having a story where both genders were equally dominant. I think you’ll see the findings are quite fascinating.
Germany: In an interesting attempt to educate children while at the same time normalizing “taboo” sexual acts, classes are bing offered to some youngsters on issues including anal sex, role play, and S&M. While I am personally all for normalizing and informing other about BDSM, I think there might be a bit of a limit here. Take a look at the article and tell us what you think in the comments.
Worldwide: In the midsts of the horrifying Pulse Nightclub, Orlando shooting, respective cities all over the globe have been coming out in droves for Pride in support of LGBT people. The Folsom Street East Fair just occurred last weekend merging LGBT with kink and BDSM. Here in Los Angeles, the West Hollywood Pride event went off without a hitch. It was, as always well attended with folks of all walks of life uniting under one cause.
Have some kinky news to share? Tell us about any upcoming BDSM events, new products, dungeon openings / closings, collarings, kink in mainsteam 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”!