The Devious and Divine: Sacred Sadism talks Eco-Fetishism and BDSM

Like many people, places, and things I find nowadays, I stumbled upon Sacred Sadism through Instagram. Scrolling through my explore page, I was confronted with an image of a couple posed with natural objects dressed in latex and leaves — I was immediately drawn to the post. Sacred Sadism is a ecosexual line of impact play […]

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Chiara No: On Being a Metaller and What it Means to “Other”

I saw a friend at a party who encouraged me to look into a Brooklyn-based artist working with themes of witchcraft, mysticism, and the metal music scene. Immediately, I thought of Slutist, and as a self-proclaimed metalhead myself, I quickly wrote her name down: Chiara No. No’s Instagram and online presence is unavoidable. Each post is […]

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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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