Chantico

She wears read and reaps Pleasure and Pain. Radiant Serpentine Grace. She Who Dwells in the House. Goddess of Fire and War. Guardian of animals, metals and minerals, Her Domain. She takes possession of Her Offering and makes Her mark on him, binding his soul to Her promise of protection and power. Eva Tusquets is […]

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Heart of Purification

In the belly of February we lie, existing in a liminal space where sighs of spring and the waxing light blossoms in-between snowflakes. Like goddesses in mythology, our bodies are stretching, awakening limbs, muscles, senses and hearts from underneath the layers of winter’s necessary hibernation. In ancient Roman times, February marked Februalia or Februa, the […]

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Violet Paley’s Frozen Oranges: Pleasure, Trauma, & Writing As Self-Care

Violet Paley‘s powerful memoir, Frozen Oranges, is a sensual, non-fiction bildungsroman. The writer/director/actor delves fearlessly into her sexual psyche from childhood through her early 20s, writing candidly about masturbation, sexual assault, the orgasm gap, heartbreak, celebrity and mental illness in prose that swings from bitingly funny to painfully beautiful. In anticipation of the book’s May […]

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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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