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Sex on Tuesday

photo of columnist cassandra branch

Over time, by choosing to love myself, I have come to see that I’m not responsible for the way that people perceive me.
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Seeking nuttier flavors

Sex on Tuesday

Partners that respect one another harm and dominate each other safely, sanely and consensually — and then extend that respect further through the aftercare that they provide each other.
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Down the glory hole

Sex on Tuesday

Many view interest in non-conformist desires as a negative reflection of an individual. Society thinks bad people have “sick” desires or vice versa.
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Sleeping with knives

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Brandishing a steak knife against her neck, he told her his intent to slit her throat open. He pulled out a blindfold and tied it tightly around her head.
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Fifty shades of consent: UC Berkeley’s Kink Club

Black leather, bondage, BDSM, Berkeley. What do these four B-words have in common? They’re all a part of the conversation that a group of undergraduate and graduate students endeavour to initiate among the members of UC Berkeley’s Kink Club. We’re all aware of the multitude of student organizations on campus.
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Notes from Folsom Street Fair

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Leather and latex cover some parts of the bodies at Folsom, but not the parts that society typically asks of clothing. Some folk are bound by rope and chain — others are led by their partner by collar and leash, often wearing full-head leather masks. A woman’s limbs are arranged
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