Category Archives: Welcome Kink

On Saturdays, we Welcome Kink: That which is related to a subculture; deviation from the norm— a twist, a curl, a sharp turn in something otherwise straight. We invite essays about wild, deviant, twisted behavior, sexual or otherwise. Edited by Antonia Crane.

Taking a Page from Paul Janka: What Nice Guys Can Learn from Pick-Up Artists

Raffi Wineburg on the Millennial struggle to meet women without the aid of booze or the internet, and how Paul Janka of all people helped him. Continue reading

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Ride With Me

In this excerpt from her soon-to-be-released memoir, SPENT, Antonia Crane recalls a stint at Pleasures. Continue reading

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Fluids

“Sure, go ahead, puke and run,” yells Billy in my wake. “What-a-fuckin stooge.” Continue reading

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Six Things You Should Know Before Your Blind Date at the Bondage Club

On the off chance that you haven’t visited a bondage club (you prude, you), Barrymore offers some words of wisdom, some practical advice, some things you should know, should you ever find yourself on a blind date at one. Continue reading

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All That Yields: An Ode to Bettie Page

Ashley Perez explores the gray area where sex and pain overlap. Continue reading

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Prowler

“We are all prisoners of our secret wars.” Continue reading

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Sex Toys-R-Me: My Dream Job

Desperate for work, MariNaomi applies to be a copywriter at a queer-owned sex toy company. Continue reading

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50 Shades Right

Alexis Lass explains why the time is right for the BDSM coming-out party. Continue reading

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350 Hours

Clicking cookies and unlocking “achievements” distracts Nika Nomura from the terror of never actually achieving anything meaningful. Continue reading

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Pin Me Up: My Boudoir Shoot

It is an odd thing, to sit in a hotel room and wait for someone to come take pictures of you naked. Continue reading

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Fat Eddie

In which Ray Shea earns every last cent of his $80 fee. Continue reading

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Gorillas

In which staples tear a relationship apart. Continue reading

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