Nicholas Cuccia

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19 Striking Photos Show What A BDSM Dungeon Really Looks Like (NSFW)

<i>This post was originally published on Oct 27, 2015.</i><br>The location of Pandora's Box, one of New York City's most elite S&M dungeons, isn't a secret: The …

Beyond Safe Words: When Saying 'No' in BDSM Isn't Enough

In the kink scene, consent is supposed to be key. But when women try to out their abusers, they are often met with scorn or outright dismissal.<p>Miss Jackie* sits in the back of a dingy Leeds café in England, sipping tea and speaking urgently. She describes herself as a T-girl (a transgender woman) …

BDSM Porn Site Cuts Ties With James Deen

Asking a BDSM enthusiast about the launch of a new kink app

BDSM used to be the associated with PVC-coated perverts, the exact sort of people your parents had in mind when they taught you the basic principles of Stranger Danger. Not any more. Blame <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i>, blame greater acceptance of alternate sexualities, blame the fact that ordinary sex …

Shades of Grey

Tie 'Em Up: These Personality Types Can't Get Enough BDSM

Your <i>vecina</i>, a high-powered CEO, an <i>ama de casa</i> who tends to her children. What do these people have in common? A study says they might be into <b>BDSM</b>.<p>An Adam and Eve survey revealed that BDSM enthusiasts tend to exhibit specific personality traits. Those who are down with a little S&M tend to be …

Relationships

James Franco's New Film 'Kink' Explores BDSM Community, Lifestyle

"Kink" is finally here!<p>James Franco's long-anticipated BDSM film, directed by Christina Voros, hit limited theaters Aug. 22, with the actor celebrating the release at an opening party that night in New York City. The documentary explores Kink.com, the largest producer of BDSM content on the web, …

Madison Young's Sexy BDSM Tips (Part 2)

<b>WARNING: This post contains sexually explicit language. Please read on at your own discretion.</b><p>Tie me up; tie me down!<p>In my last piece, sex educator and real-life submissive Madison Young was here to dish the details on BDSM basics. That piece focused more on how to connect with sexuality and how to …

Kinky

BDSM and Mental Health

In college, I read an article about Russian "whipping therapy." At first I thought it was a joke--Siberian scientists were promoting flogging and caning as a "cure" for depression, addiction, and suicidal thoughts. Yet it still appears in occasional articles as a real, if controversial, treatment: …

Mental Health

The BDSM Accessory We’re Seeing Everywhere

We all like to get a little freaky sometimes. Maybe we put real sugar in our coffee. Sometimes we throw recycling into the general trash. Then there are times we don’t actually adjust the wheel at SoulCycle. But what about fashion-wise—how do <i>you</i> crank up the freak within when it comes to your …

Inside the Taboo-Filled Mind of Japan's Best BDSM Manga Artist

Gengoro Tagame makes gay manga, often involving bestiality, incest, scat, and permanent body modification. But now he is using his art to try to change current mindsets about homosexuality in Japan.<p>Gengoro Tagame makes gay manga, and it's some of the best out there. His stories often involve …

Kim Davies' "Smoke": An Examination of BDSM From the Inside Out

Deborah Block, my daughter-in-law, is the director of Kim Davies's "Smoke," now playing at Philly's Exile Theatre. I was out of town at a conference when the production opened, and I returned to emails and calls describing the play's unflinching, graphic portrayal of sadomasochism as "sickening," …

This BDSM Consultant Teaches Famous Actors How to Use Whips

For the past decade, Olivia Troy has been consulting for TV shows, film sets, and Broadway plays to help actors and writers get it right when it comes to portraying kink on screen or stage.<p>Growing up, Olivia Troy dreamed of being just like Xaviera Hollander—the high-class call girl who ran 1960s …

BDSM Communities Are Less Rapey Than the General Population

According to new research from Northern Illinois University, participants in "cultures of consent" like BDSM engage in less rape myth acceptance, benevolent sexism, and victim blaming.<p>A new study suggests our nation's children would be better off learning about consensual sex from dungeon masters …

How BDSM and submissive sex can teach us about feminism

<b>NOTE: For the sake of simplicity, I’m only speaking of heterosexual BDSM relationships with a female submissive and a male dominant, and where</b> …

Shrinks Who Kink: When You and Your Therapist Love BDSM

For kinky people, finding a shrink who knows the difference between ball gags and cock and ball torture can be a godsend.<p>Finding a therapist can be a major problem for anyone who's into BDSM or fetish. The most recent version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, updated in …

5 BDSM Sex Positions to Unleash Your Kinky Side

Whip it good.<p>Bondage is hot for all kinds of reasons. For many people, it's something new, it's a chance to play around with ideas of power and control, and it can help you tap into things you never knew might turn you on.<p>Here are some starter bondage positions if you'd like to give it a try. …

My BDSM Journey: How I Became Empowered Through ‘Submission’

The star of the new BDSM-themed Showtime series ‘Submission’ on her unique—and kinky—journey of self-discovery.<p>To submit or not to submit? That was …

NYC's BDSM Scene Is Thriving

"Shit or get off my face" was one of many daily requests I heard in 2014 while working as a pro dominatrix for over a year at a midtown Manhattan dungeon. Commuting to work, I'd pass organic dry cleaners, chain bakeries and bodegas that once peddled loosies and single condoms but were now pushing …

Google has a 'near perfect' universal translator -- for Portuguese, at least

Google continues its efforts to bring us the world of "Star Trek" and life on the U.S.S. Enterprise four centuries ahead of schedule -- minus the <i>really</i> hard stuff like the warp drive. The company's latest effort along these lines, according to Android product guru Hugo Barra, is a real-time …