Portrait of the Marquis de Sade by Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo (c. 1761)

Portrait of the Marquis de Sade by Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo (c. 1761)

by Violet Midnight Most people have a vague idea that sado-masochism (or as it is sometimes written, sadomasochism or sado/masochism) is named for two people; one of them into inflicting pain (sadism) and one of them into having pain inflicted (masochism). These two men are The Marquis de Sade, born in 1740 and author of many erotic writings including, most famously, Justine, about a man who enjoys inflicting pain upon his mistress. Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, born in 1880, also wrote erotic stories, the most famous of which was called Venus in Furs in which he describes being whipped by a ...

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Op-Ed: Some Thoughts on “Fifty Shades of Consumerism”

Op-Ed: Some Thoughts on “Fifty Shades of Consumerism”

by Ava Mir-Ausziehen While I have yet to read 50 Shades of Grey myself, I have read a lot of erotic fiction, often of the BDSM genre. The amount of press surrounding this book is curious. It seems that once a work of sensual intrigue is picked up by middle-aged women, suddenly it’s a buzz. In reading reviews of the book, I saw predictions of everything from a post-hippie neo-sexual revolution to the overturning of all feminist progress as we know it. Few erotic products with a predominately male following are talked about with such a tone of revolutionary potential ...

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BDSM Movie – It’s a Good Day for a Hard Flogging

BDSM Movie – It’s a Good Day for a Hard Flogging

Mistresses Irony is in the mood to play with her perfect and perpetually obedient submissive. Ava is not new to this and loves the attention adorned upon her by her Mistress, especially if flogging and electro is involved. She loves the sensations, the filling up of her pussy, the teasing….just the though of it makes her ache for release and release she does.

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