Aug 102021
 

A few months ago, I perused the used books section at Vancouver’s venerable queer bookstore Little Sisters. In addition to a book on Kenneth Anger’s underground gay leather film Scorpio Rising, I happened across a book without a barcode or copyright date or even an author, titled The Female Disciplinary Manual. I had heard of this before and remembered something about it being connected with some kind of schoolgirl discipline fantasy operation. As it was only $9.00 Canadian and in excellent condition with dust jacket (copies on Amazon are priced at $148 or more), I snapped it up.

The book itself is a rather odd work, purporting to be from the 2030s when the school disciplinary regime of the early 20th century in England has been reinstated as the solution to a decadent culture. The prose is in an arch, deadpan tone that leaves the reader guessing how much of this is part of the school discipline fantasy and how much is sincere.

By happenstance, I also came across the strange story of the organization that wrote and published the book and apparently lived by its ethos. The fifty-year saga links into pagan cults, lesbian separatists, Victorian-Edwardian cosplay as a lifestyle, early text-only video games, the English schoolgirl-discipline fetish, and far-right politics.

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Apr 182021
 

Stein, Stephen K. 2021. Sadomasochism and the BDSM community in the United States: kinky people unite. New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Stein’s first chapter, which attempts to describe the proto-BDSM culture of the early and mid twentieth century, is a necessarily scattershot collection of data points. Research any historical field long enough and the gaps in the record become clear. We know so little about the sadomasochistic subculture prior to the 1970s. There’s some data about the gay subset, precious little about straights, and practically nothing about lesbians. Stein had access to the Kinsey Institute, the Carter Johnson Leather Library, the NLA Archives and more, and even then he couldn’t shed any new light on American BDSM before 1970. 

Stein treats the BDSM culture as a whole, whereas I think it is more accurate to describe it as three parallel but separate streams (gay, lesbian, and straight), each with their own economy, and culture, that occasionally influence each other.

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Dec 112020
 

Julie : You, however, have a problem with women.

Mr. Gone : [scoff]  How perceptive… did you figure that one out when I kidnapped you, or tied you up with leather straps? OF COURSE I’VE GOT A PROBLEM WITH WOMEN!

The Maxx (1995)

The Cell (IMDB) is a 2000 science fiction/thriller film with a strong artistic pedigree. The director is Tarsem Singh, best known for surreal music videos. The costumes are designed by Eiko Ishioka who also did the costumes for Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) and Singh’s later film The Fall (2006). The music was by Howard Shore, composer for the films of David Cronenberg.

The story starts in familiar Gothic territory. A young woman has been kidnapped and imprisoned in a hidden glass box that is slowly filling with water. She’s the latest in a number of women murdered by Carl Stargher (Vincent D’Onofrio). 

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Oct 252020
 

Welcome to Elust 135 –

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~ This Month’s Top Three Posts ~

Since there were only eight submissions and only two voting judges it doesn’t seem right to have a top three this month. I would like to thank Mrs Fever and Subbee for doing their part.

NOTE from FEVE: I have highlighted my personal favorites in purple.

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Thoughts & Advice on Sex & Relationships

Body Talk and Sexual Health

Erotic Non-Fiction

Erotic Fiction

Thoughts & Advice on Kink & Fetish

Books and Movies

Aug 202020
 

Welcome toElust 133-

~ This Month’s Top Three Posts ~

Shitty Dating Advice Marketing I’m Sick Of

Birthday nude: Is this what you want?

This One Was Just Right: A Goldilocks Story

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~ Featured Posts by our Guest Editor ~

Little Switch Bitch

Bitch in heat

Molly’s words make me ache. I ache because I know how heartfelt her words are. She means every single one but equally, I feel the emotions. I understand that need. In fact, it’s not far from how I feel right now!

Aftercare

Lilly writes with such an honesty in her words.. It’s almost as if I am reading a diary log of her thoughts. Her post has made me wonder about my own aftercare and how I react. Fab thought provoking post.

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Thoughts & Advice on Kink & Fetish

Tuned in and Turned on, 24/7

Blogging

Self-Doubt – The bitch that tries to quieten

Erotic Non-Fiction

French Maid
Help wanted!

Erotic Fiction

Sex We Never Had, Places We N
Wicked Wednesday: In the Realm of the Sensei

Thoughts & Advice on Sex & Relationships

July

Books and Movies

Eurotrip (2004): The Celluloid Dungeon

Body Talk and Sexual Health

Self doubt and how it impacts me

Aug 112020
 

Bones S01E08 “The Girl in the Fridge”, aired November 29, 2005 IMDB

Bones is another forensic investigation procedural TV series. 

The case begins with the discovery of a decayed skeleton in an abandoned refrigerator. The forensic anthropologists determine that the deceased is a missing young woman, Maggie Schilling, who was held for ransom, but then the kidnappers broke off communication. She also had a condition that made her bones brittle, particularly stress fractures in her wrists.

The series’ protagonist, Dr. Temperance Brennan, says:

“She did fight, Michael. They kept her tied up like an animal. But she fought. That’s how she got those stress fractures, because she was bound and struggling.”

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Jul 212020
 

Welcome toElust 132-

~ This Month’s Top Three Posts ~

Bisexuality, Shame and The Kiss That Never Wa

Can I touch you like that?

I’m Not A Very Good Masturbator

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~ Featured Posts by our Guest Editor ~

Lillith Avir

Sex is great, but…
Free from Section 28

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Books and Movies

Body of Evidence (1992)

Erotic Non-Fiction

Sissy Facefuck
Sextreme Sport – The Ride
Your best teacher is your last mistake

Thoughts & Advice on Sex & Relationships

What happens in Vegas…
The everyday misogyny you don’t see
Green Eyed Monster

Erotic Fiction

A Second Call
Following Instructions

Thoughts and Advice on Kink & Fetish

Moose Hide

Jun 192020
 

Welcome to Elust 131

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~ This Month’s Top Three Posts ~

Are ‘introvert Dommes’ a thing?

Can I have anal sex with vaginismus?

Listing Me

~ Featured Posts by our Guest Editor Service Slut

Give me rubs.

Memories are timeless treasures

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Books and Movies

Anne Rice’s Beauty books on Kinkstarter
The L Word S02E11: The Celluloid dungeon

Erotic Fiction

On Call Stud, Part II
A Close Shave >

Body Talk and Sexual Health

It’s Hard to Feel Sexy with SAD
Early In My Coming Out

Thoughts & Advice on Sex & Relationships

The Spreadsheet

Erotic Non-Fiction

Abyss