Category: Opinion

Opinion pieces by our columnists, writers and readers.

Riot Sir – What is sexual freedom?

What is sexual freedom? Those of us on the harder end of the sexual spectrum tend to feel that sexual freedom is the right for us to engage in that which satisfies the itch. The cravings that drive us insane being forced to live in a vanilla world. The vanilla world, more so the morality…

Riot Sir – Fifty Shades of Abuse

“Fifty Shades Darker” is out in theaters and it is rant time and a not so secret confession. I hate the “Fifty Shades of Grey” series. Why? Because it is abusive and bad for the kink community and people in general. Wait. Wait. Hold on. Yes, but sort of no. Kink erotica and art is…

Riot Sir- An Introduction

Welcome! Riot Sir is open for business. But what am I in the business of exactly? In the tradition of such columns as Ask Larry and Ms. Manners, I am here to answer your questions as only a leather anarchist can. Muahhaha! Each month in this space will either be advice from yours truly or…

What can change in a year?

I’m a Puppy…Now What Revisited a Year Later One year ago today, I wrote I’m a puppy…now what part one, which detailed my journey into the start of puppy play. I chose to revisit it today because a lot has changed in my life. I’ve moved, I’ve started a pack, I’ve been collared by an…

On Traditions, Community Evolution, and Social/Sexual Orientations

Community Comment is an occasional column done by members of the bear, leather, and sexual minority communities. All viewpoints are welcome. Opinions expressed don’t necessarily reflect the views of the Great Lakes Den. To submit a column, email editor@greatlakesden.net.  I am an unashamed, unapologetically, Sarcastic, Gay, GenXer, Middle-Aged Guard, LeatherMan with three Priorities; Beating, Drinking, and…