San Francisco: We reported last week on the Folsom street Fair, an annual BDSM friendly street fair. Apparently there is some controversy over the appearance of a new “campaign” called Ask First aiming to encourage folks to ask permission before taking a photo. The campaign has also spread to other similarly larger events such as Burning Man. It appears in the modern world where every man, woman, and child has a camera, the line between consent and malicious intent with a camera can get blurred. What do you all think?
Worldwide: If you’ve not heard of the trend of “mindfulness” it’s time to get on the bandwagon! Basically, being mindful is just that-staying in the current moment, open and aware. Apparently kinky sex can actually make you more mindful! We’ll definitely take as much credit as we can for kink. Check it out!
Worldwide: It BDSM a sexual orientation? It’s one of those heavily argued statements containing a rather large grey area. This piece written for Slate and the subsequent follow up interview are quite interesting reads. I personally think it would be helpful if BDSM were classified as a sexual orientation to help protect folks in legal situations.
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