Tag: kink

Champaign/Urbana hold second Pride parade

CHAMPAIGN – This was the second year that kink and leather people marched together in the CU Pride Parade. The community held their parade on Sept. 17. 

Seventeen people of varied genders, identities and orientations from CU RACK, The River City Bears and Mr. Central Illinois Bear marched the route on a sweltering day. The parade included close to 80 entries.

Fall Club Rush in Chicago

CHICAGO — Looking to give back to the community? Interested in a exploring your fetishes? Now that you are spending less time on the beach or in the park, you might be looking for something else to get into. Our busy fall continues this Friday with our annual FALL CLUB RUSH PARTY. Over our 40…

Sex and relationships educator event in Chicago

CHICAGO – The first event focused on crowd-sourced training and networking for emerging sexuality and relationship educators in the city has been announced! Calling all emerging educators in the Chicago area! This November 11, the first Sexuality and Relationships Educator Skill Share will launch a with a one-day event to help connect, nurture, and empower…

Chicago lesbian BDSM author wins Goldie Award

CHICAGO — Give Me Thorns, A Lesbian BDSM Romance, by Elizabeth Andre won a Golden Crown Literary Award for best erotica last month. The Golden Crown Literary Society is an organization dedicated to the promotion and recognition of lesbian literature and presented the award at its annual convention in Chicago in July. Elizabeth Andre is…

Chicago Power Exchange Roundtable: Passion and Play, Feb. 18

CHICAGO — Chicago Power Exchange Roundtable is a discussion and social group for everyone 18 and over who is involved in, exploring, or curious about power exchange relationships. This includes M/s, D/s, Sir/ boy, and Trainer relationships, as well as any other relationships that defy labels but incorporate consensual power exchange. Attendees do not need…

Riverbound February Play Party, Feb. 25

DAVENPORT — Our February play party is designed to help warm up your cold winter blood. We will not have a demo this month, so play can start much earlier! We have reserved a large play space for our play party. Doors will open at 6pm, so plan to arrive between 6 and 7pm. If…

Illinois Leather Alliance looking for 2017 contestants

CHICAGO — The Illinois Leather Alliance is looking for contestants for this year’s contest at the Leather Archives & Museum on March 17 and 18 in Chicago. There are five contests people can enter: Illinois Leather Sir/Leather boy Contest The Illinois Leather Sir / Leather boy titleholders represent the sexual side of Leather. Leather Sir/Leather…

CU-RACK February Weekend Event

MONTICELLO — This month, we will be taking another, much requested tour of the Sybian Factory. The factory is located in the country, outside of Monticello, IL. We will have a tour provided by an employee, including information about the creation and use of the Sybian and Venus products. Other topics discussed will include toy…

Squire’s Corner: The 5 E’s of Scening

The other day I had a lively discussion about verbal and written agreements and how they relate to play, whether you are in a public space or a private home. A friend approached me about playing after seeing 50 Shades of Grey and wondered how realistic contracts were. I have been fortunate that in my…