A Rose By Any Other Name…

 Posted by on July 22, 2013
Jul 222013
 
A Rose By Any Other Name…

By Shanna Katz

As of late, there has been a lot of discussion around the new Google+ policy of requiring “real names” from all of its’ users, which seems to have morphed into the requirement of “legal names.” There isn’t any exact and specific policy that defines a “real” name, and thousands of people have lost their profiles

Jan 222013
 
Playing Well With Others: an interview with Lee and Mollena

Your new book Playing Well With Others: Your Field Guide to Discovering, Exploring and Navigating the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities is soon to be released, why did you two decided to co-author it? Lee –  I was at a kink conference where a guy who was new to the scene showed up and was […]

Perverts Give Back Too

 Posted by on December 1, 2012
Dec 012012
 
Perverts Give Back Too

Something that our communities, small and insular as we may be, have on many others, is how we take care of our own. Sure, many faith based communities have holiday programs and outreach throughout the year. However, very few identity based communities, particularly ones around activities and relationships, take the time and energy to support […]

In Praise of Closed Doors

 Posted by on November 28, 2012
Nov 282012
 
In Praise of Closed Doors

In an earlier column I discussed the idea of kinky community as a collection of smaller groups rather than one great behemoth.  I looked at the idea that perhaps we have gotten so large, so encompassing in our demographics and sub-groups that one definition of ‘us’ is ill-fitting and due for a makeover.  The bigger […]

Vetting the Volunteer

 Posted by on October 10, 2012
Oct 102012
 
Vetting the Volunteer

There I was, like so many others in the lunchrooms of corporate America, watching a coworker read 50 Shades of Grey.  She asked my opinion, and I politely declined to share it.  I haven’t read the book.  I’m not interested in passing judgment on the book.  Plenty of other folks have read it and rendered […]