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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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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Business As Usual

After generations of ignoring the violence against sex workers which is directly or indirectly caused by either full (as in the US) or partial (as in the UK) criminalization, the public is slowly beginning to wake up to the reality: most of it is perpetrated by the police.  Prohibitionists and “authorities” want everyone to believe the opposite, that clients

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News: Want to Read at Erotica?

Are you going to the Erotica show at the Tobacco Dock, London, on the 25th, 26th or 27th October? If so, Lucy Felthouse and Victoria Blisse want to hear from you. They’re organising the Smut by the Dock authors section, and are looking for authors to read from their erotic works, as well as to

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Style: Rubber Cult takes over London

Event: Rubber Cult,  Venue: The CAPE BAR, Thomas More Square, Nesham Street, St. Katherine’s Dock, Tower Hill, London, E1W 1YY Date: September 7th, 8pm – 2pm Tickets: £20   Dress Code: This is a full rubber dress code event, you must adhere to this. One rubber item worn with fabric doesn’t cut it. Tomorrow night

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Books: Chastity Flame

Chastity Flame is a re-released title, so if you think I’ve reviewed it before, you’re right  It’s now released by a different publisher, and under the author’s other pen name, K.A. Laity. Chastity Flame is a book about a female spy called… yes, you’ve guessed it, Chastity Flame. She’s a kick-ass chick in a job she loves. She

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Book Extract: A Taste of London

Chapter One “Come on, mate, let’s go and grab our travel passes from the machine,” Ryan said, his familiarity with the locale apparent by the way he marched along the train platform toward the heart of St. Pancras Station. “What? Uh – okay.” Kristian re-arranged his bag on his shoulder and scurried to keep up

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Style: London Fetish Weekend’s Fetish Fashion & Deviant Dance Event

As out and proud fans of all things fabulous and latex, sexy and steampunk, gothic, punk, and let’s face it, pretty much every alternative fashion featuring rubber, exquisite corsetry and super-sharp tailoring (or all of the above), for Cliterati London Fetish Weekend has become something of an annual highlight – where else can you find

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Event Reviews: Penny Arcade – Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!

Now 61, performance artist Penny Arcade is one of life’s true originals. Growing up in New York in the 60s within the city’s community of queers and trannies, Penny became an uber faghag and outspoken commentator on sexuality and censorship. She was best mates with Quentin Crisp, supported her friends through the horrors of the

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News: Pride London apologises for scaled-down event

The organisers of Pride London have apologised publicly for changes to tomorrow’s event, which will see all vehicles banned from the parade, no official outdoor events in Soho and an earlier finish. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to go to central London tomorrow for the gay pride celebration, which is one of the

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