Books: Hot Erotica for a Cold Night

Ah, winter. In my home city of Chicago, ’tis the season for icy winds that threaten to freeze off one’s appendages, beaucoup layers and for me, two cravings: 1) peppermint mochas and 2) reading about someone being spanked. Read More Books: Hot Erotica for a Cold Night

Baby Stepping Towards Kinksterdom: How To Get Involved in Your Community

Q. Could you write a primer, or provide links to decent online ones, on how to either get into a local kink community or find safe, like-minded people? Specific advice for individuals who are new to kink and do not know what they want yet would be especially appreciated. Thanks for your awesome column! Read More Baby Stepping Towards Kinksterdom: How To Get Involved in Your Community

Greatest Hits

It seems like there are new Persephoneers joining us every day (yay!), so this week, we’ll be taking a look back at some of our posts you may have missed. Also, it’s exam week for paperispatient, plus today is our anniversary (we are accepting e-cards and cash donations as gifts), so frankly, we feel justified in phoning this one in. Read More Greatest Hits

Bondage 101 (Part 1)

Q: I’d personally love a good 101 type article on light bondage. Toys, where to start, how to set boundaries, that sort of thing.

A: This is one of our favorite subjects, and we’re so excited about it that we’re going to make this a two-part series. This week we’ll talk about boundaries, communication, and figuring out what you want, and next week we’ll focus on all the accessories that will help you explore your new interests. Read More Bondage 101 (Part 1)

Boundaries and Biting: “What Should I Do?”

Q: I’m having some trouble with a new partner of mine not respecting my boundaries. I have told him repeatedly not to leave visible bite marks/hickeys on my neck/upper chest, but he keeps doing it. I think that part of the problem is that I enjoy being bitten hard, so when even though I’ve told him outside the bedroom that it’s not ok, he assumes that because it feels good while we’re having sex that it’s ok to do. Read More Boundaries and Biting: “What Should I Do?”