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Rope Bondage: Dirty Archangel and Shibari Dream Team Photographed in NYC

We started with email correspondence with the author of “Lust is My Favorite Sin” and photographer of this remarkable “Shibari Project,” Dirty Archangel is his artistic name. A Turkish immigrant and citizen of New York City, who’s day job are taking professional cityscape pictures of the Big Apple. Because a photoshoot like this one generally […]

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Pushing the Limit in Tattoos by Aleksy MarcinĂłw

Like many artists working today, Aleksy MarcinĂłw’s creative practice involves more than one artistic approach. Always striving to make his best work, he writes, “I am trying to spread my work [in] different fields, instead of limiting myself to one. As [for] medium I am using everything I can from canvas and paper to human […]

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10 Movies Revealing the Cultural Significance of BDSM

With the success of “Fifty Shades of Grey” on the printed page and the big screen, BDSM (Bondage, Domination, Sadism, Masochism) has burst forth from the shadows of popular consciousness. . . . Or so it seems. In fact, dating as far back as 1967, filmmakers have had a fascination with this particular brand of […]

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Erotic Body Art by Sad Amish Tattooer

Note: Contains nudity. Sultry and self-indulgent, Sad Amish Tattooer’s art captures sensual candids. Sweet, funny, graphic, orgasmic, his sketches explore a world of physical pleasure. Subtle details in the tilt of a knee or the placement of hair really sell the energy of each moment. He’ll play with shifts of perspective to set the tone […]

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10 Amazing Fine-Art Shibari Rope Bondage Photographs

Beginning in thirteenth-century Japan, rope tying (hojojutsu) was used as means of restraining, transporting, and punishing criminals. It evolved into an erotic activity and art form called “kinbaku” during the Edo Period, infusing the centuries-old discipline method with BDSM (the infamous photographer Nobuyoshi Araki is known for his extensive documentation of this style of rope […]

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Death and Fantasy: Paintings by Takato Yamamoto

Note: Contains nudity. Takato Yamamoto paints gothic scenes that resemble erotic nightmares. He calls his work “Heisei Estheticism,” drawing on the tradition of Japanese woodblock prints and infusing them with images (often violent and sexualized) inspired by modern manga. Recurring motifs include sullen-faced women bound in ropes, rotting corpses festooned with vines, and bloodied vampires […]

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The Provocative Bondage Photography of Nobuyoshi Araki

Note: Contains nudity and sexual references. Nobuyoshi Araki is a photographer known for his provocative photographs of sexuality and Kinbaku-bi, the art of Japanese bondage. For decades, Araki’s work has been the subject of controversy, pulled between the categories of art, erotica, and pornography. While his work may cause discomfort for some viewers, his compositions […]

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10 Photographers Who Tell Stories with Controversial Imagery

Photography has long been a window into our social psyches, capturing not only scenes of beauty, but also the hidden underbellies of human experience: decadence, struggle, violence, passion, and despair. The word “controversial” is often used to describe these artists, because they rupture and/or critique the boundaries of normativity, thereby causing discomfort. Below is a […]

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The Best Sexual (BDSM) Moments in Cinema

Note: Contains sexual references. Modern cinema is going through a bit of a fetish for the darker and kinkier side of sex at the moment, most noticeably in the legion of yummy mummies queuing for the “Fifty Shades of Grey” adaptation. But this film pales in comparison to Peter Strickland’s gloriously strange and ultra-European sexual odyssey, “The […]