We are Nothing

 Posted by on July 19, 2011
Jul 192011

By Mako Allen

Years ago, I remember being new to kink, and very hungry for it. I spent money I didn’t really have on all sorts of toys and clothes. I embarked on the quest for the most comfortable diaper that would make me feel the most babyish. I tried all sorts of new activities

The Hell with Should

 Posted by on March 21, 2011
Mar 212011

By Mako Allen

Back in my early teens, I was convinced that if I didn’t get a spanking and soon, I’d just about die from unhappiness. I thought that all I had to do was get that spanking and I’d be fine, and everything would be great. Some pain in my bottom would forever remove that lingering pain in my chest, right? Sadly, that just wasn’t the case.

An Unending Labor… of Love

 Posted by on February 16, 2011
Feb 162011

By Mako Allen

The Tao is divided into two distinct halves, yin and yang. We’ve all seen the yin-yang symbol, the taijitu before. What many people don’t know is that yang is the male half, and one of its meanings is sunlight on the face of a mountain. Yin is the female half, and one of its meanings is the shadow cast in the valley of that same mountain.

Nobody Special

 Posted by on January 8, 2011
Jan 082011

By Mako Allen

I’ve got some bad news for you: you’re not special. There’s good news though too. Neither is anybody else. We are all one in the Tao. This is a very tough lesson for kinky people, because it’s a very tough lesson for anybody.

Infinite Power and Possibility

 Posted by on December 8, 2010
Dec 082010

By Mako Allen

When it comes to having power, it doesn’t matter if you’re dominant, or submissive. Trust me on this: you are the most powerful being in the entire universe. You can literally do anything. You can use this power to do great good, and despicable evil to anyone

No Expectations

 Posted by on October 15, 2010
Oct 152010

by Mako Allen

One of my favorite Lao-tzu quotes is “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon a destination.” That’s good advice for travelers and for kinky people too. I think that the notion of “fixed plans” speaks to both judgment and expectation. We’ve all heard judgments before like “spanking is great, but I’d never want to be whipped.” Expectations are just judgments that haven’t happened yet.