More spanking on the small screen

From The Wrap, we read:

TCA 2015: Actors say “punishment” ultimately strengthened Clare and Jamie’s relationship

“Outlander” stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan closed out Friday’s “Outlander” panel at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour by commenting on their Starz show’s most-controversial scene to date: That whole spanking thing. …


A discussion of 50 Shades issues

A wonderful interview with three respected and well-connected BDSM practitioners from the International Business Times. Definitely worth reading as the 50 Shades controversy moves toward the big screen.

Will ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Movie Accurately Depict BDSM? Two Dominatrixes And A Submissive Tell All

Jamie Dornan, star of the upcoming film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” angered some in the BDSM community when he told Elle that he wasn’t as entertained as he should have been at a sex dungeon he visited while researching his role — and that he had to take a shower afterward before he’d touch his wife or baby. Although few self-identifying dominatrixes, dominants or submissives see E.L. James’ best-selling erotic novel as a respectful or accurate depiction of a true BDSM relationship, some were surprised that Dornan couldn’t hide his disgust for the very kink James’ story depicts.

International Business Times spoke with two professional dominatrixes, Mistress Matisse and Mistress Morgana Maye, and author and self-described submissive Stephen Elliott, who considers his primary orientation to be BDSM rather than normative or “vanilla” sexuality, about sex and role-playing that involve bondage/domination, sadism/masochism. And although “Fifty Shades of Grey” is looked upon as worthy of ridicule and contempt — at least a few in the community are glad it’s opening up a dialogue about a kink that more people partake in than might be imagined.

The email interviews have been edited for length and clarity. …

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As it turns firgidly cold

… in the northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere, do not forget that summer and skinny dipping is only six months away. Sure, any male or female bottom can be bared 24/7/365, but there is something special to be said for summer scenery. Besides, summertime does not require a paddled bottom to supply heat.