Jane Austin’s Fight Club, and free BDSM 101 tutorial.

I shouldn’t talk about how much I love Fight Club (first and second rules) but THIS crossed my feed today and had me laughing my ass off. Totally work safe. Enjoy!! 🙂 (Click here if the video doesn’t show up for you.) Also, I decided to put my non-fiction BDSM tutorial, Whip Me, Beat Me, … Read More

#BDSM – There is no “right” way, much less a “one” way.

I teach a monthly Lifestyle 101 class at the local BDSM club I volunteer at. One of the first things I talk about is that, aside from safety issues, as long as everyone is a human, consenting adult (over the age of 18), is having fun or getting what they need from the play/dynamic, and … Read More

#BDSM101 Thought for the Day: “Experts”

Always remember that unless someone is talking about a SPECIFIC, specialized topic (for example, fire cupping, needle play, suspension, etc.) if a person claims they are an “expert” in BDSM, they’re full of shit. BDSM is such a widely diverse topic that it literally is the equivalent of a doctor claiming they are an “expert” … Read More

Quick Note: Why I’m not posting certain documents in the Charles Michael Segaloff (Michael Makai) case.

There has been a valid point brought up that I want to make sure I clarify, since I cannot remember all the places I have clarified it. (Fibrofog is a bitch, so…blog post.) And I’m tired of repeating myself, so, huzzah, blog post. In the Charles Michael Segaloff (Michael Makai) arrest and federal case, I’m … Read More

Even Hitler had a dog…

Concerning the Charles Michael Segaloff / Michael Makai arrest. I’d like to address a point the troll on my original post brought up. To clarify for the idiots who didn’t get it from context, I’m sure there are PLENTY of very nice people in that BDSM Without the BS Facebook group who are appalled at Segaloff’s alleged actions involving … Read More

Consent 101 #BDSM #ConsentMatters

In light of the Michael Makai / Charles Michael Segaloff arrest, I’m going to reiterate the basics of consent when it comes to BDSM. This really is not a difficult topic to grok for most people, but apparently some self-appointed BDSM “gurus” like Mr. Makai/Segaloff  and others need a reminder. For starters, watch this: Consent is … Read More

US legal system primer: how someone is labelled a “registered sex offender.”

I’m seeing an appalling number of people who are either just woefully ignorant of how our justice system works, or are deliberately being willfully stupid, when it comes to this case of Michael Makai / Charles Michael Segaloff. You cannot just get slapped with a “sex offender” label. To become a registered sex offender, you must … Read More

Why you trust your gut: #BDSM and predators in the lifestyle. (Charles Michael Segaloff / Michael Makai arrest)

Latest Edit: 01/12/2017, see files, and bottom section. Final judgment paperwork added. Charles Michael Segaloff (aka Michael Makai) pled guilty on a plea deal to a lesser charge, and was sentenced on 08/04/2016 to two years in federal prison, and one year of supervised release, as well as sex offender rehabilitation classes. (Still awaiting actual sentencing … Read More

Dear Vanillas: Fifty Shades of Grey does not represent ME.

Dear Vanillas who are about to go see Fifty Shades of Grey, the movie (or who are refusing to go see the movie because they think it’s about abuse), I am a real-life practitioner of BDSM. I am a switch and submit only to my Sir, although I identify as a Dominant in all other … Read More

BDSM: Switches and debunking the WTW bullshit.

Apparently the WTWs (Won Twue Wayers) are at it again. (Or, maybe that’s at it still.) I got word there’s a couple of self-appointed BDSM “experts” holding court and giving out a lot of bullshit information, such as female Dominants/Dommes like to humiliate men (not true for most of the ones I personally know, including … Read More

Grimmy the bondage model.

If you haven’t read my book Crafty Bastards yet, these pictures won’t make any sense to you. If you have…well, apologies if you were drinking something while reading and you have now laughed/spewed all over your computer. Grimmy is the inspiration for Baxter, Cali’s cat in that book. No pussies were harmed in the taking … Read More

Am I too ___ for BDSM?

tl;dr answer: No.* * As long as the ___ question isn’t “young.” You must be at least 18 years old, or whatever the age of legal adulthood is in your place of residence. I get this question at least once a week from readers who’ve discovered my Suncoast Series books and want to learn more about … Read More

Real life, real BDSM.

So what do you do when you’re married for 25 years, your child is leaving home for college, and you suddenly find yourself with a very free after-work schedule? If you’re the heroine of my new book, you might find yourself in the position of wanting to spice things up in your otherwise solid and … Read More

BDSM vs. Abuse

Friend and fellow writer Tara Rose has a great blog post today, in the wake of the premier of the trailer for 50 Shades of Grey, that details the differences between healthy, consensual BDSM and abuse. (Complete with nifty graphics for those who are visual learners. 🙂  ) http://www.tararoseromanceauthor.com/2014/07/bdsm-versus-abuse-do-you-understand.html

Well, some people just refuse to hear the truth.

A follow-up from my blog post yesterday where I took on yet another radical feminist who insists that all BDSM is abuse, regardless of consent or not. Apparently, the blogger doesn’t like hearing the truth, that the examples they used in their blog were completely unrealistic and unrepresentative of the majority of people who practice … Read More