- A short essay on Jack Fritscher’s life as founder of gay leather magazine Drummer.
- The BackStory history podcast has a segment on the lurid, porno-Gothic, anti-Catholic accounts of Rebecca Reed and Maria Monk. (Episode transcript)
- French philosopher and historian and practicing sadomasochist Michel Foucault was an influential figure in the study of the history of sexuality. Now, more than thirty years after his death, the fourth volume of his History of Sexuality, Confessions of the Flesh, will finally be published.
- Yes, Fifty Shades Freed is in theatres. No, I don’t want to see it or talk about it. You can read reviews at Pajiba or the BBC. There’s also an interesting essay about how Fifty Shades dramatizes the dilemma of affective labor.
- Leatherati has an interview with longtime leather writer and titleholder Guy Baldwin, from 2012.
- Garage magazine has an essay on the recent history of BDSM, especially in the arts, from the Old Guard leatherman days to the post-Internet world.
- In Alaska, Rep. Zach Fransler allegedly assaulted a woman he was dating by hitting her during sex hard enough to rupture her eardrum. In a later text message apologizing to the woman, Fransler called what he did a “BDSM kink”, but the woman said in interviews she never negotiated.
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