Author: Clarisse Thorn

The Psychology of S&M

This article originally appeared on Clarisse Thorn’s website. BDSM is a 6-for-4 deal of an acronym: Bondage, Discipline, Dominance, Submission, Sadism and Masochism. It’s sometimes referred to as S&M, B&D, leather, or fetish. As...

A Unified Theory of Orgasm

A Unified Theory of Orgasm

This is a guest post by Clarisse Thorn. It was originally published at the girl-power site Off Our Chests. * * * I CAN’T COME. and it’s poisoned every romance I’ve ever had. masturbating...

Fear, Loathing, and S&M Sluthood in San Francisco

Fear, Loathing, and S&M Sluthood in San Francisco

The following meditation on anxiety about “sluthood” first appeared in December 2010 on the women’s site Off Our Chests. It was written by Clarisse Thorn, a Chicago-based sex-positive feminist activist. She’s reposting it here...