Category: Opinion

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Playtime Explored – Role/Play

Role-playing fantasies is a great tool; they assist in awakening creativity and imagination in the couple, Role-playing can also help divert from routine sex, and may heighten and enrich sexual relations. The beauty of role-playing is that you can be anyone you want: anyone you have ever wanted to be or anyone your partner has…

Race Bannon: Are Our Educational Efforts Backfiring?

Race Bannonbannon.comReprinted with permission (Editor’s note: Longtime writer and leather community member Race Bannon recently wrote this column on his own site. With the intense interest in the subject, he’s allowed us to reprint it. Participate in the conversation at his original post. A special thanks to Race for allowing us to run it on…

Playtime Explored: What and Why BDSM

“BDSM” is an acronym of “B&D” (Bondage & Discipline), “D&S” (Dominance & Submission), and “S&M” (sadomasochism). “BDSM” refers to any or all of these things, and a lot of stuff besides. Tying up your lover is BDSM; so is flogging that person, or bossing that person around, or any of a thousand other things. BDSM…

Randy Stern: Bear Cliqueatude

Recently on the Four Lakes Bears message board, an anonymous poster made an observation that the Bear Coffees on Thursdays in Madison, Wisconsin tended to be cliquish. He claimed he was an outsider and felt like he would not be able to participate because of the regulars who show up. He even said that the…