DomCon New Orleans is coming up in just a few short weeks! This sister event to DomCon Los Angeles is sure to be just as spectacular as its predecessors with classes, vendors, and play parties. Tickets are still available for the educational and entertaining event.
This incredible article from Cosmopolitan is how one woman believes BDSM helped her through a difficult pregnancy.
From another mainstream source, Glamour finally gives lifestylers credit for being more educated on consent. In fact, they call BDSM practitioners “consent experts.” I could not agree more. Of course there are always exceptions, but I feel people in the BDSM lifestyle tend to have a greater awareness of consent and boundaries in general.
USA – Next week, America votes. We’ve had a lot of fun supporting Mistress Tara Indiana in her bid for the presidency. She would probably have made a fine president. However, we concede that her chances are winning now are basically zero. So, in order that our readers’ votes don’t go to waste, I encourage anyone kinky minded to consider voting Democrat.
The choices for the American presidency are not great. Both candidates are flawed and divisive. Whether Trump or Clinton wins the White House, I think that most voters will be left feeling most dissatisfied in 4 years’ time. The reason for my recommendation to vote Democrat is simple – Republicans and the socially conservative ideology they support have a history of fighting against sexual freedom. Democrats, whether Governors, Senators, members of Congress or indeed in the White House, are more likely to support the rights of kinky people. And you can bet that will be the case when appointing justices to the Supreme Court.
While great progress has been made in recent years in cultural acceptance of kink & BDSM, the law has not kept up. Kinky people still face job loss, harassment, school expulsion, loss of child custody and even prosecution. Just this year, the Supreme Court ruled that, unlike other forms of sexuality, Americans have no constitutional right to engage in consensual BDSM. This paves the way for all kinds of discriminatory laws and persecution at the city and state level. While Democrats are not perfect, you can bet they will be far stronger defenders of BDSM rights than Republicans. And only a Democrat president will appoint a Supreme Court justice liberally-minded enough to have a chance of tipping the balance in favor of recognition of kink.
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Najib Qadir says
I would rather recommend Johnson/Weld. The Libertarian party has always held the position that the Government has no place in the bedroom.
Pom Duffus says
Please do not vote for Trump. He is a con artist.
Steven Sandler says
The case to which you refer (Doe vs. George Mason U) is not a Supreme Court case. It is an Eastern District of Virginia case (a trial court). While District Court cases have some binding precedent, they are of minuscule consequence compared to Supreme Court cases, which are the supreme law of the land. If the decision is appealed (it most likely will be), it goes to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals for review. If that decision is appealed, it would then go to the US Supreme Court, but the US Supreme Court is not required to hear the appeal.
well said on the vote. I’m very scared for the next four years either way but its picking the lesser of two evils.
Great point, Dexx. All things being equal (and they are not, but assume anyway), it all comes down to the Supreme Court. And since they are appointed for their lifetime, a Republican Court can set us back socially for decades. Say goodbye to a woman’s right to choose (with no exceptions even in the case of rape and incest), gay marriage would likely be declared unconstitutional and a Republican Supreme Court would toss away any environmental safeguards in favor of “corporate freedom.”
There is a choice this year. And it is not between two flawed candidates. It is a choice for the country’s future, long after these two are forgotten.