Anticipation of the Knife

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Masculinity is often tied to pain management. Here, Michael Walsh ponders whether one kind of pain can be used to manage another.

Cruelty, Perversion and the Boy Scouts: A Personal Recollection

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In a deeply personal post, Mark Greene recalls the brutality of scouting. “Those who offered themselves up willingly, took savage beatings.”

The Violence of Homelessness: A Young Male Survivor’s Story [Trigger warning]

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W.R.R. escaped his father’s child sex ring only to endure the horrors of homelessness: illness, starvation, and yet more sexual violence. How does this survivor find meaning in his life today?

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How BDSM Helped a Rape Survivor Recover

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Author Jane Devin overcame fear to embrace an unlikely ally

Human First, Dom Second

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What does it mean that the popular image of the male dominant is a paragon of sadistic power?

Some Thoughts and Questions About BDSM PR

In December while visiting his family for the holidays, Charles and I stopped by the Leather Archives and Museum in Chicago. The LA&M is a small, but scrupulously kept museum nestled in with a bunch of apartment complexes. The museum is identifiable by its sign bearing a gigantic boot, as well the resemblance of the […]

Teen Drivers and Car Repair

Hint: your teen driver probably isn’t doing the repairing.