Mentioned in ‘Cosmopolitan for Latinas’!!

Sitting at a friends’ table one night while I was staying her house over night, I clicked to refresh Twitter while we were talking. There was the tweet. Featured in Cosmo for Latinas!

So I clicked the link.

Reading through the article I started to get excited, it was about the popularity of dominant and submissive fantasies and it was encouraging readers to give it a try.

Then, the second to last paragraph, I saw it…

“Not ready to go full on leather mask and ball gag? Try a few different scenarios to ease your way into it. “You can go to BDSM websites and watch educational videos where people do demonstrations,” suggests Dr. Chaves., a site dedicated to providing sex education on topics like BDSM, has over 1,000 instructional videos by experts in the field that show you what to expect.”

Yes! on the printed page of a Cosmo magazine! I grew up reading Cosmo magazines and while I haven’t always agreed with their advice, it is an iconic source of sexy info for women. And there was MY creation, described so perfectly on the page!

Since the inception of Kink Academy I have dreamed of helping normalize kinky sex. I’ve dreamed of being recommended in mainstream outlets as a reliable resource for learning about all aspects of sexuality. While that dream has been slowly coming true over the last few years, this is an especially exciting moment in Kink Academy history!

I am simply pleased as punch (as my mother would say J) and I look forward to many more mentions in Cosmo magazine as well as many of the other magazines offering any kind of sex advice!

Thank you to @Hernando_Chaves & @RachelKhona and of course @CosmoForLatinas!!! needs your help!

I’ve had a number of inquiries about helping out with, but very little follow through. SO here it is…

BaSE is a really cool site and could grow into an incredibly in-depth resource the same as Kink Academy has. But it needs your help. I’ve built the site (well, I had my awesome freelance web-designer build the site) in a way that can be really useful.

That is, if it’s used.

If you’re interested in being a community leader, this is a chance for you to do exactly that. If you have the drive to be a contributing member of our community then use this opportunity to gain experience, build a reputation as a go-getting and help create a safe, inspiring space from the ground up.

How do you do this awesome thing I’m sure you are now asking yourself?! Just DO IT!! So often people wait for instructions, wait for specific and exact to-do lists handed over as a step by step guide. But the best leaders, the most passionate and worthwhile community members just get out there and do it.

If you haven’t signed up for a free account on yet, do so. It’s really easy. Then start posting. Post articles, videos, opportunities…anything that would be helpful to fellow ‘sex geeks’. Be sure to give proper credit and be respectful of copyright. Tell your friends on social media about the cool new resource that’s being built and why they should want to be a part of it. Encourage others to join the conversation. Create conversation!

This is how community is built and it can start with you.  BE the first on the dance floor. BE the early adopter. Be the catalyst for a fresh new chance to collaborate, share and connect.

Another successful whirl-wind trip!

13 days on the road. Non-stop travel, video shoots, classes and meetings. Another whirl-wind insanity tour notch on my belt.SXSW V2V

The trip start out in Las Vegas for a brand new off-shoot of South by Southwest, SXSW V2V focusing on start-ups and entrepreneurism. I had met the producers (who also organized the Interactive portion of SXSW in Austin in March) who strongly recommended I attend, and I’m glad I did! The classes were really informative and the speakers were inspiring. It was also an opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs and investors who were incredibly encouraging about what I’m doing with Erotication. Held in the Cosmopolitan Hotel, I appreciated the sexy ambiance, including a number of huge high heel sculptures!

Next up was Boston for a weekend stuffed full of classes. Friday night at the Society (in Connecticut) focused on Creative Humiliation, one of my favorite topics . Saturday was the Demo with Benefits, two hours of Dragon-tail demonstrations. On Sunday, I was at MOB talking about Foot Fetish Play in the afternoon and at the NELA Welcome Wagon with Adventures In Kink that evening.

bondage educationMonday I left bright and early for a couple of days in New York City. I like to take the train when I go from Boston to NYC, it’s quick and I can easily get computer work done AND be able to get up and stretch! The first night had a video shoot with Ducky Doolittle, presenting her “GirlGasm” class which will start to be posted on soon. The next day had a lengthy shoot with Stefano (he runs a bondage school in Rome) sharing suspension and other rope bondage techniques. Later that night I popped over to TES to present Chastity: Learning to Love The Lock as a last minute addition to my schedule. Wednesday morning, before I headed back to Boston I squeezed in a short shoot with pick-up artist & author Arden Leigh.

Wednesday night I was back in Boston for dinner with a friend, then Thursday on a plane back to Boston! Whew!