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FEATURES|Issues|Am Statik v Fantastic Rubber

Clash of unicorns


London designer Amy Day was furious after finding Berlin’s Fantastic Rubber had made a version of her famous unicorn outfit... Read more
FEATURES|Profiles|Bunny Yeager dies

Bunny Yeager dies


Bunny Yeager, the photographer who helped turn Bettie Page into a top glamour model, dies on the eve of a new exhibition... Read more


FEATURES|Kink Culture|Marquis makes 20

Marquis makes 20


Earlier this month, Marquis magazine published its 60th issue, marking 20 years of life for Peter Czernich’s well-known fetish brand... Read more
FEATURES|Profiles|Velda Lauder dies

RIP Velda Lauder


Corsetière Velda Lauder has died suddenly while on a trip to Dublin. We have updated our original report/tribute and bio... Read more


FEATURES|Issues|Acworth opens up

Acworth opens up


Bad press has dented the ‘ethical’ reputation of kink.com. CEO Peter Acworth decides to get his side across in a new blog ... Read more
FEATURES|Profiles|Studio Wanda Madrid

Wanda Madrid


Mistress Natalie explains her concept for Spain’s big new femdom studio and Fetters’ part in its realisation... Read more


FEATURES|Columns|Sophie Morgan’s life

Sophie Morgan life


Diary of a Submissive author Sophie Morgan shares her experiences as mainstream media’s new female BDSM expert... Read more
FEATURES|Issues|Models v Kink.com

Models v Kink.com


Why BDSM company Kink.com, known for its ethical treatment of staff and models, faces legal action by some performers... Read more


FEATURES|Columns|Female empowerment

Women empowered


Scottish writer ‘Herbie’ on how the confident, vocal women in her friend circle really see feminism in a kink world... Read more
FEATURES|Issues|Delves-Broughton v HoH

Emma DB v Harlot


Photographer Delves-Broughton wins copyright case against House of Harlot — trial report + comment by Tony Mitchell... Read more


FEATURES|Kink Culture|Mass retrospective

Mass retrospective


Dave Darcy Edmond on what made TG’s Brixton home great, with galleries from top TG ’togs and more to come... Read more
FEATURES|Kink Culture|Darcy’s Kinky Oscars

Darcy: Kink Oscars


As an alternative to the official Oscars, film buff Dave ‘Darcy’ Edmond offers his own personal fetish movie top list... Read more


FEATURES|Issues|Breast implant campaign

Breast implant row


PIP toxic implant victim Eliza-Beth campaigns for justice after having to replace her leaking implants at her own expense... Read more
FEATURES|Issues|Abuse in BDSM

Abuse in BDSM


Kitty Stryker explains why it’s time the BDSM community stopped turning a blind eye to the abusive doms in its midst... Read more


FEATURES|Webwatch|New Year knock-offs

New knock-offs


Copycat expert Heidi Patterson marks the cards of new latex piracy operations that have recently come to her attention... Read more
FEATURES|Kink Culture|Birth of fetish

London fetish birth


The start of the modern fetish scene is documented in a first- night report Tony Mitchell wrote almost 30 years ago... Read more


FEATURES|Kink Culture|Dominas and Procaine

Procaine and able


Few believed Germans mixed SM play and drugs until the arrest of six Munich dominas for alleged Procaine misuse... Read more
FEATURES|Interviews|Archean interview

Archean interview


Engineer and latex blogger Archean may be Miss Rubber World, but her writing and advocacy show she’s no mere figurehead... Read more


FEATURES|Issues|Aqua Latex ‘Volksuit’

AquaLatex Volksuit


Heidi Patterson was so intrigued by Aqua Latex’s £40 catsuit offer that she decided to order one. Here’s what she thought... Read more
FEATURES|Columns|Kink and the tabloids

Kink v the tabloids


After the scandal that closed the News of the World, a look at close encounters with tabloids suffered by fetish folk... Read more


FEATURES|Issues|Latex Catfish copies

Catfish copycats


A trade circular from a big Chinese latex pirate cheekily pushes its catalogue of copies to some of the original designers ... Read more
FEATURES|Kink Culture|Fetish Gangs Part 2

Fetish Gangs Pt 2


Dave ‘Darcy’ Edmond’s second Fetish Gangs article looks at newer gangs now to be found terrorising kinky events... Read more


FEATURES|Webwatch|Stockroom lawsuit

Stockroom’s story


After much forum speculation on Stockroom’s lawsuit against Abigail Greydanus, owner Joel Tucker responds on Fetlife... Read more
FEATURES|Issues|Latex piracy

Latex pirates ahoy!


Heidi Patterson’s special report examines the growing problem of latex copycats and explains how we can sink the pirates... Read more


FEATURES|Kink Culture|Leigh Bowery: Sunshine

Leigh Bowery day


As the ICA prepares its tribute to Leigh Bowery, Dave Edmond looks at the way his ideas are now being channelled by fetish... Read more
FEATURES|Kink Culture|Modern fetish

Modern fetish


Today’s scene was created by real people and actions, not ignorant spouting on fetish forums, says Dave Darcy Edmond... Read more


FEATURES|Kink Culture|Video Nasties

Video Nasties box


A new DVD box set recalls an extraordinary British era with a superb documentary and trailers for 72 banned nasties... Read more
FEATURES|Kink Culture|Dressing for Pleasure

Best of AtomAge


Some 23 years after his death, fetish pioneer John Sutcliffe and his AtomAge firm are recalled in Dressing for Pleasure... Read more


FEATURES|Issues|Club wankers

Stop club wankers!


Fetish club promoters’ tolerance of club wankers can make things very unpleasant for female patrons, says MissFuzzyBunny... Read more
FEATURES|Columns|Mistress myths exploded

Mistress mythology


Veronica Hoffman, who died in 2009, wrote this essay exploding prodomme myths during  one of her happiest periods... Read more


FEATURES|Profiles|John Colby obituary

Khufu’s John Colby


John Colby, who has died aged 41, was an artist whose Madame Khufu sculptured leather masks garnered many plaudits... Read more
FEATURES|Profiles|Amy Crowder

Amy Crowder RIP


The death of Wasp Creations’ Amy Crowder in May prompted dark speculation that now, thankfully, seems groundless... Read more


FEATURES|Kink Culture|Justify

Justify her revenge


Insung Hwang’s neo-noir movie Justify tells the story of a woman seeking revenge on the dominatrix who killed her dad... Read more
FEATURES|Profiles|Veronica Hoffman tribute

More Ms Veronica


Updated on her birthday, our tribute to Veronica Hoffman now adds memories and personal pix from Joseph Bishara... Read more


FEATURES|Columns|Missy’s Sablier shoot

Missy goffs it up


Our model columnist heads over to Carnaby St for a Nikita Sablier shoot and wears nude stockings for the very first time!... Read more
FEATURES|Columns|Mlle La Rouge: 02

La Rouge on alt life


How do the majority of us who are not “professional pervs” judge when to let our fetish friends into our everyday lives?... Read more


FEATURES|Kink Culture|Moscow fetish

Russia kink primer


An insider’s introduction to the emerging Russian fetish scene by our Moscow correspondent Christine Davydova... Read more
FEATURES|Past Covers|Xpo 09 cancellation

Xpo 09 cancelled


Tony Mitchell considers the cancellation of London’s 2009 Xpo and talks exclusively to organiser Cathy Norris... Read more


FEATURES|Issues|Burlesque protest

Burlesque ‘victory’


Protesters have claimed victory following Wednesday’s march to stop Camden Council reclassifying burlesque venues... Read more
FEATURES|Columns|Missy Starr plays it sweet

Honeymoon sweet


New Fetishistas columnist Missy Starr makes her debut as dessert at May LR and David de Vynél’s London wedding party... Read more


FEATURES|Issues|TG ID checks

TG on ID checks


ID is required for TG’s Birthday at SeOne. David TG explains why they’ve had to make the best of a bad situation... Read more
FEATURES|Columns|Mlle La Rouge: 01

Mlle La Rouge


In her first Fetishistas column, Mademoiselle La Rouge wonders why ‘serious’ BDSM players find it so hard to have fun... Read more


FEATURES|Kink Culture|London fetish gangs

London fet gangs


Learn how to recognise London’s indigenous fetish species and you can enjoy spotting them at clubs, says Dave Edmond... Read more
FEATURES|Issues|Anti-BDSM law

Stop anti-SM law


With less than a month left to stop Britain’s anti-BDSM law, we are all urged to contact members of the House of Lords ... Read more


FEATURES|Kink Culture|Sealwear story

The Sealwear story


Sealwear was a key player in the growth of Britain’s post-war fetish scene. We tell the story of this classic rubber brand... Read more
FEATURES|Past Covers|Fashion update

More Xpo fashion


This updated Xpo exhibitor preview focuses on the numerous clothing and accessory labels at the Barbican in October... Read more


FEATURES|Interviews|Rebecca

Room for Rebecca


Rebecca’s Rubber Room is the online showcase for one of America’s most genuinely sensual pervy performers... Read more
FEATURES|Past Covers|Katja Ehrhardt

Katja Ehrhardt Xpo


Katja Ehrhardt’s latex appeals to fetish and non-fetish tastes; she also shoots exquisite photography for HighGlossDolls... Read more


FEATURES|Columns|Parish news

Autumn Fête


I’m sure I don’t need to remind our regular readers that the annual Autumn Church Fête will be held as usual... Read more
FEATURES|Issues|Criminal Justice Bill

Dangerous pictures


Britain’s Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill specifically targets pictures, not actions, warns Backlash ... Read more


FEATURES|Past Covers|Overt Clothing

Overt Clothing


The deserving recipient of some Xpo largesse this year is Heather Meikle, a young designer from Edinburgh... Read more
FEATURES|Profiles|London Alternative Market

Shopping at LAM


Fetish markets occupy a variable place in the affections of the pervy community. We visit London’s latest fair... Read more


FEATURES|Webwatch|Hit Girl

Hit Girl double life


Beverley Glick’s double life as an ’80s pop journalist and fetish queen is documented in her entertaining blog... Read more
FEATURES|Issues|Anti-BDSM law

Women for kink!


Penny Worth urges women to protest against the imminent British law banning ‘violent’ porn... Read more


FEATURES|Columns|Marina St Mark

Next for newbies


Marina St Mark considers the etiquette newbies need to observe approaching potential play partners... Read more
FEATURES|Columns|VonLivid

Domitis strikes!


VonLivid dons her prodomme hat and tackles a problem which she fears is becoming endemic in the D/S scene: Domitis... Read more


FEATURES|Webwatch|MySpace top models

MySpace top girls


Wondered which fetish models are best at the MySpace numbers game? We reveal the names of MySpace’s 30 top kinksters ... Read more
FEATURES|Issues|VonLivid

VonLivid in colour


Young, gifted and black — VonLivid celebrates the people of colour finally making their mark on the global fetish scene... Read more


FEATURES|Columns|Marina St Mark

Marina: newbie tips


LA’s Headmistress of Purgatory passes on tips for pervy girls from her experiences as a BDSM newbie... Read more