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04.30.15 Liam Mathews

A former kink-party participant turned snitch tells NBC New York that an organizer of Cirque de Plaisir, a roving Manhattan fetish event, is a licensed physician. The whistleblower alleges that Dr. Edwin Perez, known in the D/s community as “Santos,” used his medical expertise inappropriately and perhaps in violation of his oath to perform “arterial […]

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05.09.14 Andy Cush

Fancy yourself a sneakerhead? Not like this gentleman, you aren’t. For a performance at Paris’s Gabber Expo, the artist duo Pinar&Viola employed a “sneakerslave” — that is, a submissive, sneaker-centric shoe fetishist — to lick, kiss, and suck their pristine Nikes for art. Pinar&Viola explain the project thusly: As Pinar&Viola, our eye is in the […]

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01.03.13 Marina Galperina

Let’s play a game. Not that kind. Put your pants back on… What is that contraption called?… Hmm. Now zip ’em and focus. Flip trough this gallery of NYC’s kink community that Danny Ghitis is working on. For his project The Fetlife (Sup, Flavorwire?), Ghitis went beyond photographing various deviants in their natural environments — dungeons and swinger’s clubs and whatnot […]

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06.15.12 Andy Cush

So you’re walking home to your brand new Chelsea condo, the same route you’ve been taking since you moved in last year, when you’re hit with a shock. You’ve always thought of it as a relatively sleepy area–full of industrial complexes, dotted with a few bars–and now there are dudes in leather suspenders and chaps […]

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09.04.11 Bucky Turco

NYC’s unofficial videographer, @Joey Boots, was in Union Square and shot video of “Roman.” He’s just a normal guy who gets off by sniffing women’s butts in public. Although Roman appreciates flatulence, it is the cornerstone of his “Fart Smeller Movement,” it’s not a prerequisite. But the most shocking party of this story is this: […]

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