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In the month of April, tune up your consent skills!

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Can you believe it's April already? I sure can't. But spring is here and that means everything in nature is beautifully blossoming under blue skies. One other beautiful thing about April is that it is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! You might be thinking, "That's not beautiful. That's scary! And maybe mean!" Listen, you're not alone. But I'm here to give you one really easy, universal tool to help avoid sexual assault and raise your awareness: Consent! Even if you are not someone who has experienced sexual assault first-hand, April is a great opportunity to brush up on your know-how and practice asking for...

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Newcomer's Guide to Cuffs, and Why You Shouldn't Start With Metal Handcuffs

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Newcomer's Guide to Cuffs, and Why You Shouldn't Start With Metal Handcuffs

Handcuffs are a great, familiar way to bring a little fire to your sex life. But often, folks don't know where to start. As a society, we are inundated with images of stereotypical cop-dramas, and with that, metal cuffs often seem like the place to start. If this is you, you're not alone. The world of cuffs is as diverse as it is misunderstood. I'm here to shed a little light. My hope is, when you've finished reading this post, you won't be one of the many people who falls victim their first time to the extreme bite of metal cuffs. All...

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When Someone You Love Is Kinky: A Blog Post

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When Someone You Love Is Kinky: A Blog Post

An introductory guide to understanding how and what people love about kink play and S&M. Brought to you by S&M connoisseurs Dossie Easton and Catherine A Liszt, When Someone You Love is Kinky is written in everyday language. It is as approachable and no-nonsense as it is compassionate to both kinksters and those on the outside looking in. If you've ever been curious why somebody would ever volunteer to get spanked or humiliated for fun; or wondered where the line falls between the kink scene and real-world scenarios that are not so fun, this is a wonderful place to start!

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From Cuffs To Collar...

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From Cuffs To Collar...

Here's a fun little sexy-time hack for you handcuff lovers; You can turn your Submissive's cuffs into a collar. I know; what? You read that correctly! Of course, keep in mind, this little party trick only works for a certain level of handcuff - I'm talking about leather! You can turn your cuffs into a collar with three easy steps: 1) Unbuckle the cuffs 2) Place them at opposite ends of each other 3) Buckle them together into one, big, beautiful collar! Your submissive will be radiant with ecstasy, embracing your bonding ownership. Feel the silky soft leather caress your...

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An Interview with Sex Therapist Michael Guichet, LMFT

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An Interview with Sex Therapist Michael Guichet, LMFT

It's hard to find a good therapist. Add to that the intimate topic of sex and the search for the right fit may prove to be a daunting one. Lucky for you, Santa Cruz' newest sex-positive, kink/poly/queer-friendly sex therapist, Michael Guichet, LMFT, is here with tips on how to make that search a little bit easier. Enjoy! Tell us about yourself. What is it that you do in the field of Human Sexuality? I am a licensed psychotherapist, specializing in sex therapy. I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist or LMFT. Specializing in sex therapy means I work with; individuals,...

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