Archive for 2011

On Being Bondage Furniture

I don’t know what it’s like to be bound to most bondage furniture. But I do know what it’s like to be bondage furniture. I was reminded of this when I showed up as a volunteer for Mark’s Dungeon Crew, part of the group who had offered to help set up the Portland Leather Alliance’s […]

Non-monogamy: A Human Internet for Compassionate Payloads

This article first appeared on the Good Vibes Magazine, and is slated to appear in this month’s issue of SsexBbox‘s pocket ‘zine. The Dalai Lama once said, “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” But today, as environmentalist and author Paul Hawken observed, “goods seem to have become more important, […]

Dreaming of Compassion: Technology, Polyamory, and Social Justice – Public Anthropology Conference 2011

Re-Caste-ing Alternative Sexuality: A Class Analysis of Social Status in the BDSM Scene – Arse Elektronika 2011: Screw the System

Raging Chrysalis: The End of the Mute Submissive Masculine

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason. —Thomas Paine Kink, in exile: There has been an explosion around the topic of male submission. […]

Scaling the walls of FetLife’s walled garden (with new tools)

I want something that’s better than this. And I’m not sure exactly what it is but I think that we could build it if we try together. […] And that very same night, kids all across the earth felt lonely and confused, frightened and unsure, and we’re trying to find one another through a system […]

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