Visiting The Punk Rock Museum provides a unique opportunity to delve into punk rock’s vibrant and rebellious world while recognizing its intrinsic connection to queer culture. Punk rock, with its infamous nonconformist spirit, has always provided a platform for marginalized communities to express themselves and challenge societal norms.
PROUD & Kinky threw its second BDSM play party on Thursday, June 29th, at Starbase, where the main rule of the night was no pants allowed. There was a wonderful turnout of a diverse group of queer kinksters and allies. DJ Toast kept the evening lively and upbeat with their phenomenal DJ skills.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen “Sex Magick” listed as a sexual kink. The Miriam-Webster dictionary defines kink as “relating to, having, or appealing to unconventional tastes especially in sex”. While the goal of Sex Magick is not orgasm for sexual pleasure, it is most definitely unconventional and, therefore, qualifies as a kink.
Kink and lifestyle play are ever-increasing in our culture. Kink offers a forum for releasing one’s more primal tendencies and the array of humanity that is generally considered distasteful. And, it’s hot.
Three years ago, I found out that there is a small town in the South of France that does not just have a nudist beach or a nudist resort, but the entire village of Cap d’Agde is nude. Yes, you can be naked while getting your coffee at the cafe, naked at the grocery store, naked while sipping a glass of wine at the pub, or naked while shopping for clothes.
Pride is fully expressing yourself with sexuality and individuality and being part of a continuous community effort. It’s about bringing everyone together and helping make the world a more beautiful and unified place.
“Consent is sexy” is true and a cute catchphrase, but more than “sexy,” it’s necessary. Non-consent in any manner is a violation. It is a core value of mine. I needed something else that was true to my personal integrity.
The photos you’re looking at are a window into this phase of my evolution as a photographer and kinkster. I’m proud to share the collection as an extension of me and everyone around me. I want to show that you can be kinky wherever and however you want to be, completely confident in your own skin.