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Beware of the impending obscurantism
I have read quite a few books on sex and sexuality. One of the most interesting remains Julie Peakman's The Pleasure's all Mine, which retraces the history of “deviancies” while uncovering many surprising information - such as the social acceptance of cross-dressing...
The spirituality of kink – Interview with slave toby, aka Mario Bonfanti
Although in many years of research on kinks I have met several... peculiar individuals, one that struck me the most is toby, whose courageous story might be familiar if you follow Italian media. I too got to know him – in his Mario Bonfanti identity - from a newspaper...
The unsettling fascination of MILF Manor
Let’s start with some much-needed context. Amazon Prime Video has a new reality show up, called MILF Manor. ‘MILF’, should you be so naïve as not to know, stands for ‘Mother I’d Like to Fuck’ – and the protagonists indeed are eight women, 44 to 60-years old, in...
Don’t buy it! 2022 Edition – Part 2
Christmas is approaching as I’m writing these lines, and I know the presents I am going to give this year: definitely not the objects you see below, nor those I listed in the first part of the guide, neither in the previous instalments. However, if you are like the...
Don’t buy it! 2022 Edition – Part 1
It is now ten years since my first article where I presented ‘the most deranged and awful sex toys ever’, which was meant just as a funny diversion from all the serious think pieces about unusual sex you can find on this website. However, that post became rather...
The biggest research on sexual fantasies and taboos
A major limitation of atypical sexuality studies is the survey sample - that is, the people who answer the researchers' questions. The first problem is selection, because differently from other fields, one cannot stop people on the street or phone them at random to...
Kink and autism – Interview with John Pendal
Isn’t it amazing when you find out that one of the most remarkable comedians out there turned to be a kink coach like you? What’s even more peculiar is checking out his website… and discover that he also found out to be autistic, which in turn gave him lots of...
The unspoken reassurance of chronophilias
Photo - Actress Edwige Fenech, in a movie still from the Italian "aunties genre" One of the many unexpected side effects of the global pivot to the internet, circa 1990, was to introduce the world to tagging. What had been just a librarian’s wet dream thus far become...
The true power of kink – Interview with Auntie Vice
Auntie Vice, a kink educator I had just a passing familiarity with, had a problem: the guest of her upcoming podcast episode had stood her up. So I did what any respectable cis-het man does and jumped to the rescue – too late, it turns out. Yet we had struck a...
All about endorphins in kink – Interview with Hermes Solenzol
When I am asked why submitting to pain is fun, I usually provide a quick-and-dirty simplification of the so-called “endorphin ecstasy”, or “subspace”. It goes like this: sexual arousal increases the thresholds for pain and stress. When your organism experiences enough...
1 Apr 2023 - 2 Apr 2023 h. 23:00-01:00
Humiliation play: disgrace without damage
2 Apr 2023 h. 15:00-20:00
Nautilus Club, Milano
8 Apr 2023 - 9 Apr 2023 h. 23:00-01:00
Safewords: the Missing Lesson
11 Apr 2023 h. 23:59-02:00
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