31 Oct 2012

"Kink!" workshop demonstrates safety within BDSM community

About 100 students broadened their knowledge on a different kind of pleasure in the Rosa Parks Conference room in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. In a delicate, yet open manner,

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13 Dec 2011

Trust a dominating force in BDSM relationships

Trust is the foundation of any relationship, especially one that involve whips, handcuffs and choking. BDSM stands for bondage and discipline, domination and submission, and sadism and masochism. It is

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Ariana Fletcher, a freshman math major, lays amongst her treasured stuffed animals as she holds her new leather paddle used for BDSM play in her dorm room Monday Mar. 2. (Martin Bustamante / Xpress)
12 Mar 2015

Students respond to 50 Shades of Grey hype

For SF State freshman Ariana Fletcher, bondage/discipline/sadism/masochism is more than a trend brought on by the new film “Fifty Shades of Grey”. BDSM is her sex life. Though the controversial

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11 Apr 2014

Confessions of an online serial dater: It begins again

I initially joined the online dating community in hopes of meeting new people around the city — people other than my peers at SF State. As the majority of you

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24 Sep 2012

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Folsom Street Fair unleashes San Francisco's wild side

Ball gags, harnesses and cock rings, oh my! In San Francisco, it’s no new thing to let your freak flag fly, but Sunday afternoon at the Folsom Street Fair, this flag

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22 Sep 2012

The Ins & Outs: Virgin's guide to Folsom Street Fair

The 29th annual Folsom Street Fair will be an exhibition of kinktastic fun, filled with leather daddies, eager submissives and more than 250 vendors and exhibits displaying all that the

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09 Apr 2012

The Ins and Outs: Risks and rewards of breath control play

Someone’s hands tightening around your neck, cutting off blood flow and oxygen to your brain to the point that you feel like you’re going to pass out seems like a

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12 Mar 2012

The Ins And Outs: Losing your sex club virginity

Since sex in public comes with all kinds of legal strings attached, you might have decided to bring it indoors. But bumping and grinding in your room with the door

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08 Mar 2011

VIDEO: Madamn Burnz host 'Really Raw as flux', an aerial acrobatic and raw food show

Flashing lights and psychedelic rock music set the scene at the Jellyfish Gallery Thursday, Feb. 24, for the aerial silk and fire eating performance by Madamn Burnz and her students

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