arbitrary associations vs coherent conclusions: a study with a split personality

Review time! Here’s the next instalment in my essay-by-essay review of Kleinplatz and Moser’s Sadomasochism: Powerful Pleasures. For those who might actually have the book and be checking this against the table of contents (and please, if there are any of you so geeky as to be doing that, please tell me and I will … More arbitrary associations vs coherent conclusions: a study with a split personality

the size of sagacity

It has been an interesting day. I spent a chunk of the day working on stuff for Unholy Harvest, the big leatherdyke event I’m co-organizing with Jacqueline Saint-Urbain… it’s really coming together, and registrations are pouring in, and I think we’re both kind of in that stage where we realize that ohmygod it’s happening in … More the size of sagacity

the intricacies of sm

Not too long ago, I finished reading the book Sadomasochism: Powerful Pleasures, edited by Peggy Kleinplatz and Charles Moser. It’s basically a collection of recent academic work related to BDSM in the fields of sociology, anthropology, psychology, law and cultural studies. Trick is, it’s all work that comes from a kink-positive perspective – or at least, not from … More the intricacies of sm

billboards and blasphemy: small-town sex on the american highway

And now, a break from your regularly scheduled starry-eyed rants about leather archives and the sparing of yet another glowing gushing note about how Riley continues to provide me with delicious and nutritious tidbits of Canadian leatherdyke history in an entirely above-and-beyond-the-call-of-duty use of his research skills and LA&M volunteer position. (Hmmm… did I say I’d spare … More billboards and blasphemy: small-town sex on the american highway