Hi, it’s Karley! I hosted a new documentary for VICE about the history of San Francisco’s Market Street. We explore everything from the rich history at the center of the gay liberation movement, to SF’s vibrant sex-positive community, to the summer of love and the tech boom. And I got to hang with SF legend, rapper Andre Nickatina ;)
I sat down with my old friend (and co-worker, lol) Mistress Dee, a successful dominatrix, about the fantasies she deals with at work, from the most common requests from her clients, to the most obscure and extreme sexual imaginations she’s ever encountered. By Karley Sciortino.
Looking to misbehave in Berlin? Here’s a comprehensive guide to the best sex clubs, fetish shops, the sexiest and kinkiest clubnights, porn festivals… and more! By Camille Darroux.
By Karley Sciortino// The erotic illustrations of Anja Slibar show the playful side of BDSM. They also make you want to get really good at tying bondage rope.
Ella Weisser walks us through this summer’s hottest rope trends.
Want to add some light, consensual violence into your sex life? Look no further. This cute and informative video, by Lessa Millet and Kaye Blegvad, is the perfect intro guide to the world of BDSM. Also, it’s pretty safe for work, because it’s all animation :)
Critical thinking of here! My new Breathless for Vogue is an in-depth analysis of Christian Grey’s bro and un-bro qualities. Also, I take a stab (literally) at Grey, the latest in the Fifty Shades series. Read it HERE :) – Karley
Pic by Petra Collins It’s the weekend–yay! But that’s not an excuse to turn off your brain. Sorry :( I love getting recommendations about things to watch, read, listen to and look at from my friends and the people I respect. There’s just so much content in the world (aka on the internet) these days, that a little guidance is helpful. Below are five things that I’ve seen/listened to/read in the past week that either made me smile, made me…
Fifty Shades made BDSM mainstream, but what affect is that actually having on people’s sex lives? Also, a story about my accidental intro to sadomasochism… (the things Vogue lets me write!) Read my latest Breathless for Vogue HERE!
Photo by Susan Meiselas Ever wondered what a real, professional BDSM dungeon looks like? Well, from personal experience, I can say that some are very elegant and ornate, while others are far trashier, and tend to be located in unassuming office buildings in gross areas of midtown, on a floor just above, like, a pottery class, and just below an insurance company. Random. Generally, what most professional, “for-hire” dungeons offer is a selection of rooms, each decorated to create a different mood,…