On Loving Yourself with GNAT Glitter Kink

Combining femme-centric fetish wear with glittery plastic and PVC, GNAT Glitter Kink is a bondage and kink line geared towards queer femmes. The designer, artist, and Chicago event host — a person who wears several hats — is Gnat Rosa Madrid, who creates these one-of-a-kind fashions for intimate play or for self-admiration and to promote safe, consensual, […]

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Mistress Velvet: The African Dominatrix on Queer Sex Work, Finding Your Niche, and Cis White Slaves

I first saw Mistress Velvet, a Ghanaian Dominatrix, PhD student, and femme at a bar called Juniors in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago a few months ago. She had two slaves attached to chains beside her when she entered the room and with dildo in hand, she crouched over her assistants and interacted with the […]

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