Kink Academy!

Kink Academy!

I’ve got an awesome new find for those of you interested in bdsm/kink, sexuality and other intimate adventures.

KINK ACADEMY

The Kink Academy is a recently established online learning space where you can watch educational videos, read blogs, take part in discussions and generally explore to your heart’s content. The site is paying and is totally worth it! Couldn’t be done without a reasonable subscription base. They have gathered the cream of internationally renowned kink and sex educators from Lee Harrington, GreyDancer, Anita Wagner and Jay Wiseman. There are also sex workers, mistresses, professional cross-dressers, sex therapists, polyamorists and so on, what a smorgasbord of talent, skill, experience and expertise!

For $19.99/3 months it’s a good investment, especially with the dollar parity happening. I have no financial interest in the site, I’m simply stating my opinion.

I’m looking forward to private parties with friends where I can share some of these videos and skills (without my friends prescribing necessarily), so that’s also an option!

Yep, I’m a subscriber now :)

Kink Academy also has open house events that are featured online in video format, they do fund raising, support kink communities and working towards sponsored events that will no doubt be featured in video format so those of us not in New England can also join in the fun. Good stuff.

The site is structured in a straightforward manner, you can search according to the toy you want to use, the teachers, level of experience, or category of play/information from edge play to sexual health to bondage and polyamory. The videos are informative, playful, creative and best of all, are provided by experts who want to share their experience. This is going to be such a central site for kinksters and those pursuing alternative sexualities and relationships.

A great ‘companion’ to FetLife (kinky social networking) and your own real life kinky tribe or partner(s).

Topics… to entice you:

* Non-Monogamy for the Novice
* Female Anatomy – Reclining
* Full Contact Dom: Center of Gravity
* Shibari Japanese box tie
* Gender Identity and Presentation
* Fantasies for the Shy
* Corsets: Tips and Tricks
* Self Bondage: Rope Hand Cuffs
* Beginner’s Guide to Sensual Dominance
* Gloves and Safety for Fisting
* Nipple Torture Play
* Two Play – Making Out: Building Anticipation
* Erotic Wrestling Vocabulary
* Submissive Self Safety: Negotiation
* Working with Fibromyalgia
* Thoughts on Humiliation
* Violet Wand Play with a Partner
* Power and Sex in Age Play
* Fire Play Equipment
* Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity
* Handmade Flogger Variations

And so much more… ok, I’m off to watch some videos now :)

The love seat effect… Midori’s artwork!

Decay and entropy as a result of erotic interaction! Meet Midori as an artist and see what ‘the love seat effect’ is about!

Midori is a very well known shibari artist, teacher and performer, here she has combined here interests to create a piece of art out of cheap and cheesy blow-up dolls. I love how people at the exhibition took her piece on… to make out on, to fondle, to poke, to ridicule, to adore, to interact with.

I’m really curious what you think of this piece. Does it express anything about sex, our sexual culture and what we think about blow-up dolls or the commodification of sex? Sad, grotesque, confronting? Funny, sexy, enticing? Please leave a comment! :)

Dark science and flesh hooks

Dark science and flesh hooks

Went out to a nice little kinky night last night… a night of ‘dark science’ at the Power House Museum in Ultimo. As the night promised flesh hook suspension and other kinky skin-related delights the whole kinky community was out in force with some 5% of goths mixed into the crowd.

There were ‘stations’ set up in the hall of the museum with live DJ and commentary from a Radio National science presenter and a dermatologist. The most interesting one by far was the flesh hook suspension by the wonderful Polymorph crew, and within that a team of two brothers, one who was inserting hooks and managing the performance safety, and the other who got suspended through 12 hooks in his body, wearing cute latex undies, kooky hat, glasses, body mods and tats.. was really wonderful to see him get into his mental-spiritual space and see him swing and dance around in the air on the hooks.. watching it from very close and even exchanging some smiles with him :)

There was some discussion on endorphins, psychological spaces, the properties of skin and mind, and how flesh hooks work. In the end though I think the kink community and practitioners within know way more than what was presented there. Yet it’s great to see perverted stuff being put out there and celebrated… we need more of these!!! :)

The rest wasn’t quite so interesting: live tattooing, a hand illusion, a tens unit (mild electricity) and a few other small things… but the vibe was nice and managed to catch up with quite a few friends at the museum and afterwards in Ultimo.