About the Author


Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Peter Tupper studied history at the University of British Columbia and journalism at Langara College. One of his first professional fiction sales was to Circlet Press’ S/M Futures anthology. His non-fiction writing has appeared in Wired magazine, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the Globe and Mail, the Utne Reader and www.TheTyee.ca.

He is a co-founder of Metro Vancouver Kink, a non-profit BDSM community organization in Vancouver, BC, and remains active in the BDSM scene.

He has researched and blogged about the history of consensual sadomasochism since 2005, and has presented at The Art of Loving in Vancouver, BC, the Centre for Sex Positive Culture in Seattle, WA, and the 2012, 2013 and 2016 Master-slave Conferences. He has also been a guest on Graydancer’s Ropecast, the Masocast, Jack Rinella’s Leathercast, Erotic Awakening and the People of Kink podcasts. He edited and contributed to Our Lives, Our History: Consensual Master/slave relationships from ancient times to the 21st century (Perfectbound Press, 2016), a non-fiction anthology sponsored by Master Taino’s Training Academy. In 2018, he published A Lover’s Pinch: A Cultural History of Sadomasochism (Rowman & Littlefield).

He is a two-time winner of the Geoff Mains non-fiction book award from the National Leather Association: International.

He is available for presentations, lectures and public speaking on the history of BDSM.