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Why Rape Fantasies Should Be Legal

Ironically, the UK's proposed ban is an assault on consent, Tracy Clark-Flory argues

(Newser) - The UK is considering banning porn that depicts rape —not just actual rape, but simulated rape scenes between actual consenting adults. And that distinction matters a whole lot, writes Tracy Clark-Flory at Salon . "In general, the BDSM scene … is smarter about consent and negotiation than the vanilla... More »

Bloggers Give Newsweek S&M Story a Good Spanking

Katie Roiphe ties female submission to feminist victories

(Newser) - Author Katie Roiphe has whipped up a storm with her Newsweek/Daily Beast cover article on submissive female sex fantasies. Roiphe's argument: "that huge numbers of women are eagerly consuming myriad and disparate fantasies of submission"—think Girls, A Dangerous Method, Fifty Shades of Grey—"at a... More »

Police Believe Dead Spy Killed in Sex Game

Toxicology report comes up empty for MI6 agent found in bag

(Newser) - Police have hit a dead end in the strange case of Gareth Williams, the MI6 codebreaker whose naked, decomposing body was found inside a locked sports bag in his bathroom. Toxicology reports have revealed no trace of drugs, alcohol or poison, sources tell the Daily Telegraph , and since there’s... More »

Too-Hot Banker Dumps Her S&M-Lovin' Lawyer

Lorenzana was freaked out by sex harassment case

(Newser) - Too-hot-for-Citi banker Debrahlee Lorenzana was apparently afraid she’s also too hot for her lawyer—so she ditched him. After learning of a 2008 sexual harassment suit against attorney Jack Tuckner, “she was horrified,” a source tells the New York Post . And with good reason: Court papers filed... More »

RNC Staffer Fired in Bondage Flap Was Female Recruiter

Allison Meyers ran 'Young Eagles' program

(Newser) - The RNC staffer fired for reimbursing a consultant for a $1,946 night at a bondage club has been revealed: It was Allison Meyers, director of the “Young Eagles” program, sources tell Politico . It was her job to recruit donors under 50 years old. The now-infamous trip to Voyeur... More »

Bondage Club Patron ID'd as RNC Member, Not Steele

Erik Brown will return $2K reimbursement

(Newser) - The Republican Party official reimbursed for nearly $2,000 spent at an LA fetish club was a member of the RNC, not committee chair Michael Steele. The mystery patron who hit up the RNC for the $1,946 he spent at Voyeur West Hollywood is marketing exec Erik Brown, reports... More »

Michael Steele Blew $1,946 at S&M Club

Chairman uses RNC money to travel in style; suggested buying jet

(Newser) - Michael Steele’s getting a real flogging this morning for lavish spending, but hey, maybe he likes it that way. On a recent trip to California, FEC records show that Steele enjoyed a $9,099 stay at the Beverly Hills Hotel, spent another $6,596 at the nearby Four Seasons... More »

Julie and Julia Blogger Now an S&M Icon

Julie Powell's new book explores butchering—and kinky sex

(Newser) - Difficult as it may be to imagine, blogger-turned-author Julie Powell—played by the adorable Amy Adams in the recent Julie and Julia—has become the new poster child for S&M, thanks to her latest book. "For your average reader of Julie and Julia,” Cleaving—which follows her... More »

Woman Gets 8 Years for Banker's Bondage Murder

Sex game killing scandalized French financial world

(Newser) - A woman who shot one of France's richest men in the head as he sat tied to a chair in a latex bodysuit has been found guilty of his murder, the Wall Street Journal reports. Cécile Brossard was sentenced to 8½ years for killing her lover, financier Edouard Stern,... More »

Spanking's Stressful, but S&M Brings Couples Closer

(Newser) - Spanking your partner may ratchet up their stress hormones, but they’ll thank you when it’s over, according to a new study. Researchers measured levels of the stress hormone cortisol in 13 men and women at one S&M party, and testosterone levels at another. Those on the receiving... More »

Victorious Max Mosley Bares All

'Sex is funny' but tabloids are ravenous, says S&M-loving motorsport boss

(Newser) - When a British tabloid exposed Max Mosley's predilection for rough sex under the headline "F1 Boss Has Sick Nazi Orgy With 5 Hookers," he surprised everyone by going to court—and winning a record $120,000 in damages. Now the head of world motorsport tells the Guardian that... More »

Dominatrix Palin Wants to Whip Drooling Nation

Extreme views make GOP's fox less attractive

(Newser) - Sarah Palin has turned out to be a big hit with voters, many of whom think she’s hot, writes Greg Kamiya on Salon. Republicans have made a play for America’s gonads, hoping to make the election a referendum on “the perceived doability of the governor of Alaska.... More »

Mosley Wins Privacy Suit over 'Nazi' S&M Orgy

Formula 1 boss wins $120,000 in damages against tabloid

(Newser) - Max Mosley has won his lawsuit against a British tabloid for exposing a sadomasochistic orgy he took part in and falsely claiming it had Nazi overtones, reports the Guardian. In a landmark decision, the head of world motorsport was awarded $120,000 in damages—thought to be a record in... More »

Mosley Bares Lurid Details in Hopes of Privacy

S&M trial entertaining, yes, but also a major salvo against tabloids

(Newser) - The spanking and the alleged Nazi overtones might be entertaining, but the Max Mosley trial playing out in London could have huge implications for the rights of the media, writes John F. Burns in the New York Times. The Formula 1 chief's lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch's News of the World... More »

Mosley Bares 45-Year S&M Obsession

Racing boss admits fetish but denies orgy had Nazi overtones

(Newser) - Max Mosley admitted in court yesterday that he's been into sadomasochism for 45 years, the Guardian reports, but firmly denied taking part in a Nazi-themed orgy. The British auto-racing boss is suing a tabloid for invading his privacy by secretly filming him being spanked and humiliated in role-playing with five... More »

Domineering, 'Perverse' Fritzl Feared at Local Brothel

'Mentally ill' dungeon dad terrified prostitutes

(Newser) - Josef Fritzl was a regular at a brothel near his Austrian town and the prostitutes there feared him and shunned him whenever they could, the Scotsman reports. His domineering, "perverse" demands terrified the women, said a bartender. Among customers "95% are normal and 3% are a bit weird.... More »

Kinky Sex Kills Hubby

Man suffocates after wife ties him up and leaves for 20 hours

(Newser) - A sex game gone wrong apparently killed a Tennessee man last weekend, and his wife has been charged with reckless homicide. The woman tied her husband up, put a ball gag in his mouth, wrapped his head in duct tape, leaving only nostril slits to breath through—and left to... More »

F1 Chief Loses Bid to Block Nazi Orgy Video

Tabloid gets to re-post hooker spanking session with 'tea break'

(Newser) - Formula One president Max Mosley has lost his court battle to block a newspaper from hosting a video showing him cavorting with five prostitutes in a sadomasochistic scene with Nazi undertones. Mosley is suing the News of the World for breach of privacy, but a London judge ruled that, although... More »

Formula One Chief Caught in 'Nazi' Orgy

'Concentration camp' sex video sparks calls for Mosely's resignation

(Newser) - Formula One leader Max Mosely is being pressured to quit his post after a newspaper obtained video of the 67-year-old Brit in a Nazi-themed sex orgy with five prostitutes. The Oxford-educated multi-millionaire, whose father was a friend of Adolf Hitler, spoke German as he beat hookers dressed as concentration camp... More »

Spanked Kids May Become Sex Aggressors: Study

Heavy corporal punishment increases likelihood of masochism, rape

(Newser) - Though some 90% of American parents do it, spanking remains highly controversial, and research being released today will probably fan the flames, Newsweek reports. Heavily spanking kids has a major effect on their eventual sex lives, a new study finds, making them more likely to coerce a partner into having... More »

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