Kink – BDSM – Safewords – Harvard College Munch – “Fifty Shades of Grey”

The New York Time’s Fashion & Style article about Bondage, Domination, Sadism & Masochism, by Matt Haber: A Hush-Hush Topic No More, (begins under photo).

I personally am waiting for the day that people don’t ask your identity, i.e. “Are you gay?” because it doesn’t matter – sexuality is fluid. Also, a time when it doesn’t matter whether you are open or closed about your sexual behavior preferences, because  the only person to care would be the recipient of your behaviors.

The need for public display I believe is the need for acceptance. Once we feel comfortable with who we are and what we do we can just live freely. Wouldn’t that be lovely, but probably pie in the sky based on how my anthology and cover art (gorgeous art photos) are being handled by Amazon and Press Release company. For some strange reason BDSM is having its day, but nudity is still being filtered.

http://fort-o.deviantart.com/art/bdsm-144887736

Excerpts for NYTimes article:

…Paddles is not another trendy table tennis emporium, but a “safe space” to live out erotic fantasies, specifically BDSM (bondage/discipline, domination/submission, sadism/masochism), OTK (over the knee; in other words, spanking), and an alphabet soup’s worth of other sexual practices that, until recently, have gone largely unnoticed and undiscussed by the mainstream world.

But surely in part because of the blockbuster success of E. L. James’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy (65 million copies sold worldwide according to Publishers Weekly), people who are drawn to power exchange in sexuality and may refer to themselves as kinky are finding themselves in the spotlight as never before….

Though the Harvard College Munch, a social group of around 30 students focusing on kinky interests, was officially recognized by the university in December, its 21-year-old founding president asked that he not be identified. (“I’m interested in politics,” he offered as one reason.) He said that he had “encountered zero negative responses on campus,” and received messages from alumni expressing solidarity and wishing there had been a similar group when they were undergraduates.

A 20-year-old college student and self-described submissive on Long Island who asked to be referred to only by her middle name, Marie, said that she was disowned by her parents when a partner’s lover outed her as kinky. “They were just beside themselves,” Marie said. “I think they were worried I would get hurt….”

Read entire article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/fashion/bondage-domination-and-kink-sex-communities-step-into-view.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&pagewanted=all&adxnnlx=1362499373-e91vjAQSGFosNAFHCtJ1Dw&

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