BDSM V: Polyamory in BDSM: Leontii Holender

BDSM V: Polyamory in BDSM: Leontii Holender

Jul 5, 2013

I think we can all agree that polyamory is no longer taking a backseat in erotic ManLove fiction, as we now have tons of Ménage titles that showcase the complex dynamics of polyamorous relationships between swoon-worthy heroes. Beyond the world of erotic fiction, polyamory has become broadly practiced in the real-world BDSM/Leather/Fetish community. Just like...

BDSM IV: Scene Negotiations: Leontii Holender

BDSM IV: Scene Negotiations: Leontii Holender

Jun 21, 2013

Whether you’re a top/dom, bottom/submissive/slave, switch, or whatever role strikes your fancy, there’s one important thing you’ve got to know how to do to keep yourself and others safe—pre-scene negotiations. It’s this kind of open and honest communication that keeps people safe when they practice BDSM. Even as a writer or reader of ManLove,...

BDSM III: Roles: Leontii Holender

BDSM III: Roles: Leontii Holender

Jun 7, 2013

When last we met, we spent some time talking about the major intrapersonal dynamics found in BDSM. In some of our favorite ManLove romance we can see these broad-spectrum relationship themes, but what if you’re looking to spice up your manuscript with a specific type of role-play without changing the major character traits of your heroes? That’s where...

BDSM II: Dynamics: Leontii Holender

BDSM II: Dynamics: Leontii Holender

May 24, 2013

One of the key terms that someone will hear when discussing BDSM is the practice of informed consent. Consensual and mutual agreement between two (or more) participants in a power-exchange relationship or scene is fundamental to a safe and pleasing experience for all parties involved. It is important in BDSM, which is often practiced through a trust-based...

BDSM I: History & Community: Leontii Holender

BDSM I: History & Community: Leontii Holender

May 10, 2013

From whips and chains, raunchy BDSM clubs, to a little spank and tickle, BDSM (An acronym for Bondage/Discipline, Dominance/submission, and Sadism/Masochism) themes have become a popular avenue for those looking to delve into the world of romantic fiction as a reader or writer. For the modern-day writer, some of the mysticism around the variety of erotic...

Sex Toys Series Part VII: Ball Gag

Sex Toys Series Part VII: Ball Gag

Apr 16, 2013

As Seen In… Beau Bitten by Jana Downs The Mountie’s Werewolf [The Werewolves of Moose Creek 1] by Hanna Hart Training TJ [Hard Hits 1] by Tatum Throne Have you ever noticed that a single glance can say so much more than words? That seeing a flicker of emotion in your lover’s eyes is so much more powerful than…Okay, okay, that stuff is nice and all,...

Sex Toys Series Part VI: Paddle

Sex Toys Series Part VI: Paddle

Apr 2, 2013

As Seen In… Lest We Forget [Fatefully Yours Christmas] by Gabrielle Evans Cowboys and Pearls [Loving in Silver 5] by Lynn Stark It’s been a few weeks since the topic of BDSM was broached in Part IV with the flogger, so it seems like the perfect time to revisit the nonvanilla side of things. There are several different implements that can be used in impact...

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