Even This Shall Pass Away

Lady fairest ever seen Was the bride he crowned his queen. Pillowed on the marriage-bed, Whispering to his soul, he said, “Though a bridegroom never pressed Dearer bosom to his breast, Mortal flesh must come to clay: Even this shall pass away.”  –  Theodore Tilton, “The King’s Ring” Every year on the Day of the

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Event Preview: Shibari With Santi, 8 & 9 November 2014, London

Shibari – Japanese rope bondage – is an unendingly popular form of kink, and these two workshops run by Sacred Pleasures‘ resident rope geek, Santiago Genochio, consistently sell out – so book early. The first day is for beginners, the second for those who have already attended one of Santi’s beginners’ days. Or you can

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Unreal Horrors

As befits a girl who was born on Halloween night, I’m a big fan of horror films, horror stories, horror TV shows, horror comics, horror poems and just about anything macabre and creepy.  I’ve written about horror fiction on my blog more than a few times, especially (though by no means exclusively) in October, which is

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Eros and Phobos

Camille Paglia once wrote, “You have to accept the fact that part of the sizzle of sex comes from the danger of sex.”  Because of that, second-wave feminists were fighting a losing battle in trying to paint sex as a wholly good, positive, non-scary, sunshine-and-rainbows thing in order to make it palatable to the naïve

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Why do kink when you can do ‘Ecstatic BDSM’?

Why just do kink when you can do ‘Ecstatic BDSM’? That’s the question London Faerie aims to answer at The Purple Door, a two-day workshop in London, on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September. The workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to Ecstatic BDSM – sometimes also called ‘conscious kink’ – for anyone with any level of

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Buyer’s Remorse

Most people have probably had the experience of buying something, and then regretting it later.  Sometimes it’s because the product is substandard, or because it was deceptively advertised and turned out not to be what the buyer expected.  Sometimes one simply gets caught up in the moment, as at an auction or while on a

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Toy Review: Cara Sutra’s Beginners Bondage Kit

I recently read a piece in a national newspaper by a well-known columnist, which was a positive review of a new novel. The praise may have been well-deserved, but it was only when I scrolled down to the Comments section that it became apparent that the columnist and author were great friends – something readers

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Books: Break Me In

Break Me In is book three in the Geek Kink series by Sara Brookes. I really enjoyed the first two, and love the premise, so I was eager to get my hands on this third instalment. I’m glad to say I wasn’t disappointed. Break Me In tells the story of Elena and Alex. Elena is a Domme who is

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Erotica: Whip from Blacksilk

Well, here ends my fantasy diary series. When Fractal and I were reunited, we no longer wrote our fantasies down in the little back and red book. We acted them out, we talked about them, but we didn’t write them down. Now I’m with Crush, but we’ve never been apart long enough to start a

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Books: The Accidental Bride

The Accidental Bride is book three in the Accidental trilogy by Portia Da Costa. If you haven’t read the first two books, then I wouldn’t recommend reading this review as there will inevitably be spoilers. Book three has loved-up couple John and Lizzie living together in the gorgeous house John purchased. They’re still having tons of fun together,

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Books: The Accidental Mistress

I jumped into book two of Portia Da Costa’s Accidental trilogy immediately after finishing book one. I’ve been a fan of Portia for several years and looked forward to reading this trilogy, so much so that I hung on until book three was available so I could read all three back to back. Book one was an

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Books: The Accidental Call Girl

I’ve been a huge Portia Da Costa fan for many years, so I was excited to hear that she was releasing a trilogy. I deliberately waited until the third book became available so I could read all three, back to back. The Accidental trilogy is lauded as being an erotic romance for women with a ‘Pretty Woman’

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Books: Over The Line

Over the Line is book three in Sierra Cartwright’s Mastered series of BDSM novels. I read and very much enjoyed the first two, so will be following this series for definite. All the books, so far, centre around the Den, a place where kinksters go to party in a safe environment. Over the Line is no exception. It tells the

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Book Extract: Stately Pleasures

Alice took a deep breath, in through her nose and out through her mouth. Repeated the process once more. Then, realising she could sit there all day doing it and not feel any calmer, she forced herself to step out of the car and close and lock the door. She bent to peer into the

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Books: The Harlequin

The Harlequin is book six in the Sexy as Hell series by Harlem Dae, also known as Lily Harlem and Natalie Dae. This book deals with the character of Marti, who appeared in book one, The Novice, as an unusual person with an unusual act at the Sexy as Hell club. Marti is a man, with both male and female

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Books: The Star

The Star is book five in the Sexy as Hell series by Harlem Dae — also known as Lily Harlem and Natalie Dae. It’s the second short story. This sexy little number tells the story of Julie, one of the performers in the Sexy as Hell club in London. She dances in the club and her props are

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Books: The Mistress

The Mistress is a short story that is part of the Sexy as Hell world created by Harlem Dae – also known as the fabulous writing team of Lily Harlem and Natalie Dae. It’s classed as book four, but I’ve only read the first book in the Sexy as Hell trilogy of novels, and it didn’t matter too much. It

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Books: The Taming of Jessica

The Taming of Jessica is a BDSM novel by Elizabeth Coldwell. It tells the tale of Jessica Sheringham, an older woman with a penchant for younger men, preferably well hung. She heads to London’s hottest clubs in search of boy toys. Jessica believes in fun, hot sex, as well as safe sex. The only trouble is, she

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Erotica: Mornington Crescent

Not least of the attractions of being with James was that he was a wonderful cook. Most of the time they were not in the bedroom they spent in the kitchen with Debbie obediently preparing the vegetables, washing up, doing everything Chef required in anticipation of the treats ahead. It was a Monday evening, a

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Reviews: Sexy as Hell Trilogy by Harlem Dae

Sexy as Hell Magazine: http://joom.ag/ScNX Sexy as Hell is an erotic trilogy that will submerge you into the black heart of a world of bondage and discipline, Dominance and submission, sadism and masochism. Dare to take this twisting journey with Victor and you’ll learn the ropes with him, experience every carnal sensation and fall into a dark and dangerous love

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Book Extract: Grand Slam

I turned to the door. I always kept it ajar when expecting a client, to give the impression that I was open to whatever they needed to talk about. It was a subliminal thing. Travis stood in the frame, his wide shoulders filling the space, the top of his head almost brushing the wood and

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Books: Rock Your Soul

I very much enjoyed Taking Over Me, the first book in the Geek Kink series by Sara Brookes, so I was eager to read this next one. Rock Your Soul tells the story of a different pair of characters from the first book. Though the others appear in this novel, the focus is Ryan and Beth. Beth’s new in town.

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Book Extract: Testing Tom

Katrina was halfway through an episode of her favorite drama series when her doorbell rang. She jumped, gasping as her heart lurched painfully, then pressed ‘pause’ on the remote control. Wincing slightly as she unfolded her legs from beneath her bottom—she’d been watching the program back-to-back for a couple of hours and she was stiff—she

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Masters of Workmanship

You get what you pay for in this world, and bondage equipment is no different. But Masters Desire bondage gear, despite being competitively priced, is some of the best workmanship your money can buy in this market. It even comes with a lifetime guarantee, they are that confident in their products: there is nothing you

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