- The American anti-sex-trafficking legislations SESTA and FOSTA may have a profound effect on the sexual subcultures on the Internet. This is the latest in 8 years of anti-sex lawmaking. The primary targets are sex workers, forcing sites like Backpage.com to shut down, but this may also have an effect on sites like Fetlife.com or even Reddit.com if they have anything to do with sex work. See more from TIME.com and EFF.org.
- As I’ve noted before, accusations of sexual deviance are frequently linked with accusations of religious and/or political deviance. This includes both Protestant views of Catholics and Catholic views of Protestants. This essay covers accusations of alleged Protestant orgies. “Most of the time this is plainly prurient, hyperventilating scaremongering. It’s linked to the blood libel (the claim that Protestants secretly murdered and ate babies, just as witches, Jews and early Christians had been accused of doing): after all, orgies are hungry work.”
- Possibly the closest thing to the Laura Antoniou‘s Marketplace we’ll ever get in real life, the Other World Kingdom gets an in-depth article.
- Bitch magazine has an essay on the particular issues of Muslim people (or people from a Muslim background) being into BDSM.
- Found a video essay on Youtube on the history of latex fetishism.
- BDSM has always been closely linked to technology, and this article describes how technologies like remote access, smart houses, and cryptocurrencies are being used in kink.
- There’s a surprisingly large amount of rape and abduction in classical art. How do we talk about this in a post-#MeToo era?
- Ever wonder what a Dionysian orgy in ancient Greece was actually like? Now you can know.
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