What really happens when you come out as a fetishist? Following on from her previous piece about getting into fetishism, Nadine lets us know where the kinks in the kinky road lie.
It’s hard, it’s shiny. It’s poised.
Three glasses of house Gascony into the meal and we had reached the topic of perennial fascination to monogamists: the limits of fidelity. Just how far can you go before a genuine transgression occurs? What is the quantum? A quantum being not, as is the mistaken commonplace, a very large thing, but the smallest measurable one. This is a pursuit whose metaphysics compare with the finesse needed from line calls in tennis. Just what's in and just what's out? It's always entertaining. What are the exact limits of acceptability?
'Mind you' someone observed, 'I don't think you'd forget it if a randy old bloke had tried to shove his dick up your bum'. By this point the women in the group had devoted themselves to the dessert buffet and we chaps were topping up with digestifs at the bar. It's funny how these tribal habits cling on. But it did make it easier to discuss the matter of anal intercourse and its apparent normalisation in public discourse.
It’s a cold, crisp Friday night. Hordes of people swarm the streets of London, wrapped in woollen scarves and thick coats. But in a discreet corner, on a dimly lit road, is a sweaty cocoon of sex, booze and wealth. Behind a set of glass doors, down a sticky dark staircase, I’m standing at a bar in a black lace mask, thigh high black suede boots and nothing else. I’m over dressed.
George Osborne just used the Budget to scrap sex education. Without anyone really noticing, George Osborne appears to have scrapped compulsory sex education in schools.
Even as great lovers of the written word, we have to admit that when it comes to sex, visual aids are a greta help. So we joined Instagram and started sharing some of the beautiful illustrations and covers we've published over the years. Despite Instagram's need to stay squeeky-clean to stay as an app available for download on the Apple Store (the real reason why Instagram gets skittish over nipples) it gushes sex. Here are our favourite sex-obsessed Instagrammers... is it cheeky to include our own account?
FROM THE ARCHIVE | Vital statistics: size means everything in lexicography. If I request my database to deliver up those terms which, out of the 1500 that slang has amassed for fucking and the 2500 that are available to mean 'drunk', I find that it offers me 72 overlaps. These are not invariably homonyms, in many cases, it is a matter of disparate phrases stemming from a common root, but the material remains.
Although the magazine will still feature cartoons, interviews and opinion pieces, the naked women are gone, replaced by tantalisingly almost nude women in the print magazine, but with nude shots still available if you buy an online subscription. Is it just a clever marketing tool to grab the attention of a readership that dropped from a high of 7,000,000 to a low of only 800,000? Or will tactfully covering up the naughty bits, and bringing Playboy down to the middle shelves alongside GQ and Esquire, erase the rampantly misogynist image Playboy has garnered?
It's time to down newspapers and get another round in with Bruce Abrahams. Spring might look like it's on its way but don't let the warm weather fool you into thinking it'll be plain sailing. This week the boys are shaking their heads over Brexit, Rotherham, the Adam Johnson Trial and Tony Blackburn.