bdsm

Culture

5 dominatrices explain the rules of consent

"People can learn a lot from the BDSM and sex work community about consent and talking about sex in an open and supportive way without judgement."
Mary Retta
5.30.19
Fashion

why the dominatrix has made a whip-cracking return to the runways

From Christopher Kane to Alexander McQueen, it seems that kink is on the mind.
Liam Hess
5.16.19
Culture

does this netflix show remove the stigma around bdsm and kink?

New TV show 'Bonding' earnestly, if not unproblematically, attempts to debunk some of the myths attached to this variety of sex work.
Megan Wallace
4.29.19
Photography

muted fawn photographs her friends in bondage gear

The LA-based, Iran-raised artist has also captured St. Vincent.
Alexandra Weiss
3.15.18
Culture

'eco-fetishism' explores bdsm through a queer feminist lens

The performance artists behind Sacred Sadism, a new line of 'eco-fetish' sex toys, are changing BDSM's archetypal studded leather aesthetic.
Michelle Lhooq
3.6.18
Fashion

chaps, leather, and cowboy hats: strateas carlucci has arrived

Designer Mario-Luca Carlucci tells i-D about the label's surprising, sexy reinvention.
Isabelle Hellyer
4.17.17
Culture

vivian fu photographs the sexy fetishes of the folsom street fair

Each year, San Francisco's thriving BDSM community comes together to celebrate kinks of all shapes and sizes at the Folsom St Fair. Photographer Vivian Fu shoots a few of the city's most creative kinksters as they sound off about life, love, and...
Vivian Fu
10.2.15
Culture

bondage artist naka akira on the erotic beauty of kinbaku

As FKA Twigs and 'Fifty Shades of Grey' bring the Japanese art of rope tying ever closer to the mainstream, we talk to one of its master practitioners.
Roni Jacobson
5.8.15
Think Pieces

from fifty shades to fanny hill we investigate the commercialization of bdsm

As the hotly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey is released on screen, we explore how the steamy sex subculture of BDSM has been whipped up by the mainstream.
Billie Brand
2.13.15
Think Pieces

sexy but not sexual: untangling the web of liberation and oppression in the changes to porn laws

Philippa Snow investigates the new changes to porn laws, that equate female pleasure with BDSM, and the obstacles and moral quandaries of the female body.
Philippa Snow
12.11.14
Paris

pfw: alexander mcqueen spring/summer 15

From bathrobes to bondage ropes, Sarah Burton presented a collection inspired by the controlled clean and aesthetically pleasing subversive nature of Japanese culture.
Anders Christian Madsen
10.1.14