Get Spanked in a Unicorn Mask: A Chat With BDSM's Friendliest Couple

The scene in front of me is strange: A young woman, wearing a unicorn mask, is lying across the knees of a bearded man in glasses. He is spanking her. She counts out each blow out loud, pausing only to add “Lord Vader” at the end of the number. “Five, Lord Vader,” she says, her voice muffled by the mask, then “Six,… » 5/04/15 1:45pm 5/04/15 1:45pm

'They Made it Into a Joke': A Q&A With a Brain-Injured Dominatrix

In August of 2008, just as 17-year-old Alissa Afonina was preparing to enter the twelfth grade, a car accident upended her life and drastically re-arranged her future. Afonina, her mother Alla, and her brother were riding along the Trans-Canada highway, in a car driven by her stepfather, Peter Jansson. Jansson was… » 3/11/15 2:30pm 3/11/15 2:30pm

FKA Twigs Explores Bondage, Fetish in New Video

There are very many reasons for which I love FKA twigs, but one of them is that her flirtation with power dynamic and BDSM imagery clearly freaks a lot of music writers out, which I find moderately entertaining. (Seriously, Google the way music sites covered her "Papi Pacify" video to find an embarrassment of… » 1/14/15 5:20pm 1/14/15 5:20pm

Ex-CBC Employee: Jian Ghomeshi Is a Creep; CBC Brass Are Lying Weenies

Among the many allegations against former Q host Jian Ghomeshi were those of a former coworker who claimed that her old boss once said he wanted to "hatefuck her." Now, that employee—who was previously anonymous for professional reasons—has come forward with more details about what a fucking ordeal working for… » 12/02/14 11:50am 12/02/14 11:50am

Ghomeshi Surrenders to Police After Being Charged With Sexual Assault

When allegations against Jian Ghomeshi first surfaced, the radio host defended himself by pointing out that none of his "jilted" exes who were now claiming he'd abused them had gone to police at the time. Well, throw that shit out of the window: he's just been charged with sexual assault and Wednesday morning, he… » 11/26/14 11:10am 11/26/14 11:10am

Your Edgy Jian Ghomeshi Halloween Costume Was Not an Original Idea

If you're a self-identified irreverent guy who wanted to spend Halloween in a costume so uniquely Too Soon that bowties would spin in offense and monocles would pop out in surprise, during your hunt for that perfectly distasteful getup, your mind might have alit on dressing like alleged sexual abuser Jian Ghomeshi.… » 11/03/14 11:50am 11/03/14 11:50am

Jian Ghomeshi Showed Graphic Film of Himself Beating Women to the CBC

Increasingly unhinged-sounding Canadian DJ Jian Ghomeshi was fired from his job at the CBC last weekend after allegations surfaced that he had been subjecting women to sexual violence to which they did not consent for years. But before he was fired, he made sure he showed his colleagues a film he thought would prove… » 10/31/14 7:00pm 10/31/14 7:00pm

Dear Jian Ghomeshi: Keep Your Abuse Out of My Kink

On Monday morning, I woke up to a Facebook post by Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi defending his so-called BDSM sex. As an experienced kinkster and professional dominatrix, I was deeply offended by his apology. For years Ghomeshi has hosted a popular CBC show, Q, and has had a prominent role as a cultural gatekeeper… » 10/28/14 12:20pm 10/28/14 12:20pm

Vanilla Sex: A Perfectly Fine Way to Fuck

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Kinky sex is back. Again. As Laura Antoniou, author of popular erotica series The Marketplace puts it, "the mainstream media 'discovers' kinky sex every 10 years or so." This time around, the discovery has been linked to more than a few sources: Rihanna, "the Internet," smartphones, and almost inevitably, the 100… » 10/15/14 9:59am 10/15/14 9:59am