I wanted you to dominate me, Daddy, and you relished the chance. The leather straps twirled through the air as the pain grew sharper and more familiar. It stung hard. And it felt so fucking good.
Gabrielle Bellot on having your existence up for debate, WNBA players on lockdown in Florida, the latest wave of Supreme Court decisions, Wales’ new queer bookshop and more!
“As a broody, miserable bastard, I’ve obviously spent some time pondering past relationship failures and wondering what a functional relationship would look like for myself in the future.”
You owe it to yourself and your partner to be honest.
The WNBA’s new Social Justice Council, China’s drag queens, Kristen Arnett on Dorothy Allison — and did a certain celesbian intellectual elope with her girlfriend? 👀
The Magic Wand isn’t without critique. I have been yearning for a sleeker toy, something waterproof, a wand that doesn’t hurt my wrists and at times I want intensity without the rumble. This is why I was intrigued by the PalmPower Extreme!
Happy Sunday! There is SO much good news this week including a queer disco playlist, sorority news, Black art, Ecuadorian drag, political Pride in Paris and even more!!!
A Massachusetts city has officially recognized polyamorous relationships; playing Animal Crossing with a buttplug; why “clean” is not a good metaphor for talking about STI status; and more.
On this July 4th weekend, the only appropriate celebration of freedom is a repeat of Juneteenth. I’ve always had a festive and carefree association with strawberries, plus everyone’s bomb-ass strawberry Juneteenth desserts inspired me to make this cream cheese strawberry pie with a coconut cookie crust.
What do I say when I think my friend might be rushing into marriage? Trauma and opening up a relationship, exploring sexually with a long-term partner, feelings about a (possibly straight) quarantine crush, and more!
My chest continued to breathe new life, even when I was no longer alone. Physical affinity suddenly cropped up in corners I never anticipated.
My family is part of the problem, but if I choose to just ignore this fact, do I become part of the problem too?
Narratives of violence and abuse are so familiar in our history and culture that we hardly notice them. Corinne Manning shares what it took to notice and transform these narratives in their own fiction and their story collection, We Had No Rules.
Gender-affirming surgery during the pandemic, queer Midwestern authors, Maya Moore’s quest for justice, writing on how mutual aid works and more!
With another eclipse and Saturn moving back into Capricorn, we’ve got some work to do this month.
A young black queer girl goes to her first pride parade, tackles her fears of her own queerness rooted in acceptance, and becomes friends with other black queer people after the death of her parents.
How NYC’s jail policies are being changed in response to Layleen Polanco’s death, the highs and lows of last weekend’s NWSL Challenge Cup, Sonia Sotomayor’s legacy of standing against systemic racism on the Supreme Court, and more.
As trans people who are so accustomed to losing our chosen family before they become elders, Ceyenne Doroshow is setting a blueprint for what it means to live fiercely and claim a stake on your life.
We are in the middle of a revolution. My Black woman’s anger is here to signal a necessary sea change. Understand that all of our freedoms are bound up in one another.
Happy Sunday! We have news about music, news about art, a new Lizzo music video, making more queer friends, digital pride celebrations, and Vera Wang! Get in here!