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FETISHWEEK: Pro Dominatrix Sinks Michael Phelps

FETISHWEEK: Pro Dominatrix Sinks Michael Phelps
FETISHWEEK covers the best BDSM News and most interesting fetish links of the last week. I am actively accepting news, press releases, personality profiles, and review items for both FETISHWEEK and The Fetish Show. I am particularly interested in topics related to BDSM/kink/fetish, but also alternative art/photography/modeling, sex, burlesque, fashion, relationships, events and more. I can get your story out to a much wider audience in a way that is positive and respectful. Contact me now: dirk@dirkhooper.com

It’s Spring! Finally!

I know some of you are still digging your way out of snow. It’s warm here, so I just spent the afternoon washing and vacuuming my car.

Before I start sharing this week’s stories I want to direct you to a great article about dick picks from fetish model Rain DeGrey. It’s funny and right on target!

Dream hard,
– Dirk Hooper
Monday, March 23, 2015

 

 

Professional Dominatrix Sinks Michael Phelps

The Scoop:

Professional dominatrix Kim Petro did an interview with the National Enquirer this week to talk about a session she had with Olympic Gold-Medalist Michael Phelps. She talked about him wearing women’s underwear, having a string tied around his “private parts” and performing a golden shower on him for $900.

Why This Matters:

What Michael Phelps does with his time and money are his own business and it should stay that way. As a professional dominatrix she should keep her clients and the details of her sessions private. I don’t know how much truth was in her tale, but that’s beside the point. She just damaged her own reputation and everyone else who is doing professional domination.

Links:

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2015/03/dominatrix-talks-michael-phelps-hookup-new-intervew/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3000913/Dominatrix-Kim-Petro-details-lurid-encounter-Michael-Phelps-wore-women-s-panties.html    

 

 

And Now… the Twitter Pornocalypse

The Scoop:

In the last edition of FETISHWEEK, I had a rundown on the Google/Blogger Pornocalypse. This week Twitter adjusted how it displays certain words in its search results. Words including #porn, #bondage, #femdom, #phonesex and #revengeporn no longer returned results in their Top Tweets.

When Twitter was asked about the new results they replied that it was a bug due to an algorithm change that aggressively filtered certain results. They also said it would be corrected.

I just did a search for some of those terms and they are coming up in their Top Tweets now.

Why This Matters:

Those “aggressively filtered” results happened because someone had chosen those particular phrases and coded them into the new algorithm. Even if things have returned to normal (for now) you can see a movement towards censoring results. While that may not have happened permanently, it’s obvious that this could change at any moment.

Twitter is one of the last large mainstream social networking platforms that allows entertainers, artists, photographers and writers with an adult audience to market their work directly to their audience.

Twitter is also one of the few places you can get news and information about adult subjects.

Hopefully the backlash about this latest “bug” will encourage Twitter to continue being a source for the free change of ideas. However, being a publically traded company also means that Twitter will always be in servitude to its stockholders, and that typically means more restrictions on adult content.

Links:

http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=192357

http://www.erosblog.com/2015/03/18/twitter-pornocalypse-bug-says-twitter/

http://business.avn.com/articles/technology/Hey-Twitter-The-Search-Query-Was-For-Fisting-Not-Fishing-591897.html

 

Black Cat 2014 Color Sketch Azz Webrez by synthetikxs on DeviantArt
 

 

Seattle Music Critic Focuses on “The Top Songs of Dominatrix While They Work”

The Scoop:

The EMP Pop Conference theme this year is “Get Ur Freak On: Music, Weirdness, and Transgression.” Seattle music critic Chris Estey is presenting his paper “Her Greatest ‘Hits’: The Top Songs of Dominatrix While They Work,” on Friday, April 17th at the conference.

Some of the groups he mentions in the interview are Depeche Mode, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nine Inch Nails, David Lynch, Nick Cave, Mazzy Star and others.

Why This Matters:

All of those musicians resonate with me and I’ve certainly heard them played at numerous BDSM gatherings. It’s interesting that most of them are from the 80’s and 90’s… while I love that music, I’d like to see some new groups in that mix.

Princess Zoe and I have talked about the subject of playtime music on The Fetish Show. Who would you add to the list of music to play during a scene?

I’d love to get a copy of his paper. Maybe they will release the whole thing after his presentation.

Those of us in the kink/BDSM community rarely get a positive story, so this was a nice surprise.

Links:

http://www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/2015/03/18/21924977/chris-esteys-emp-pop-con-submission-whips-up-interest-in-dominatrixes-music

 

Website of the Week: Cara Sutra

http://carasutra.co.uk/

Cara Sutra is a dominatrix, sex toy blogger, entrepreneur, copywriter and thought leader. She is highly active, prolific and is on top of everything happening in the sex industry and the BDSM community.

Her casual writing style and insight is always a pleasure to read. I particularly like the fact that she’s willing to take on controversial topics and speak the truth, even if it’s not a popular opinion.

You should be following her on Twitter and Google+ too!

 

Dirk Hooper Updates

Kink E Magazine Top Talk

I was a guest on KEM Top Talk on Tuesday, March 17th. We talked about 50 Shades and the BDSM Community. Other guests were MClarissa https://twitter.com/MClarissa, Mistress Ann Domina https://twitter.com/MistressAnnDomi and author CJ Cassidy https://twitter.com/CJTorturedSoul.

You can listen to the episode here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kinkemagazine/2015/03/11/50-shades-making-the-bdsm-community-look-goodor-is-it

 

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News: Reality Show Casting Kinky Couples

News: Reality Show Casting Kinky Couples

WANT TO SPICE UP YOUR LOVE LIFE?

Is your sex life too vanilla?  Do you want something different?

Inspired by the 50 Shades of Grey craze, Magilla Entertainment and a major cable network are looking for couples who want to add a little more spice to their relationship for 21 days.

This series will document the couple as they go on this transformative journey of finding ways to improve their sex life with the help of an expert.

Following the “21 Day Myth” in which people can mentally and physically make changes after this certain time period, this docu-series will capture the excitement and the fears of the couple as they test out this new lifestyle change.

If you are interested, contact us ASAP at castingdirector@magilla.tv with “SEX LIFE” in the subject along with your names, ages, location, occupation, contact numbers, recent photos and a brief paragraph about why you want to change your sex life.

FETISHWEEK: The Google Blogger Pornocalypse

FETISHWEEK: The Google Blogger Pornocalypse
FETISHWEEK covers the best BDSM News and most interesting fetish links of the last week. I am actively accepting news, press releases, personality profiles, and review items for both FETISHWEEK and The Fetish Show. I am particularly interested in topics related to BDSM/kink/fetish, but also alternative art/photography/modeling, sex, burlesque, fashion, relationships, events and more. I can get your story out to a much wider audience in a way that is positive and respectful. Contact me now: dirk@dirkhooper.com

I’ve changed the format of FETISHWEEK this time around, to cover the top stories in more depth and hopefully give you plenty of places to follow-up if you’re interested. As always, I welcome your shares and any comments that you want to make below.

Dream hard,
– Dirk Hooper
March 1, 2015

The Google/Blogger Pornocalypse

The Scoop:

Google has a history of antagonism towards adult content, and this week users of Google’s Blogger site got this message:

“Starting March 23, 2015, you won’t be able to publicly share images and video that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity on Blogger.

If your existing blog does have sexually explicit or graphic nude images or video, your blog will be made private after March 23, 2015. No content will be deleted, but private content can only be seen by the owner or admins of the blog and the people who the owner has shared the blog with.”

After a deluge of “feedback” from users, three days later, Google/Blogger reversed their decision to ban explicit content and fell back on what it refers to as “our existing policy prohibiting commercial porn.”

Why This Matters:

I personally follow dozens of BDSM/fetish/kink blogs that publish through Blogger and every one of them were threatened by the decision to ban explicit content. Some of those people have already moved their content to other places.

Ultimately, this is the path most big internet companies are taking. Google is certainly not alone in trying to ban adult content. I wish I could point you towards another platform that respects your right to publish adult content, but at this time, there isn’t any. Every major platform is moving in this direction or already has an outright ban on adult content.

The only long-term solution to publishing the content you wish, without interference, is to buy your own URL, find a compatible hosting service and set up your own website. Even if the hosting service changes their rules, you can pack up and move your site easily to another server.

Violet Blue did an article on this subject here. http://www.tinynibbles.com/blogarchives/2015/02/google-wants-you-to-stop-using-blogger-heres-how-to-leave.html

I do this sort of thing all the time for clients at Sexy Networking as well.

Links:

http://business.avn.com/articles/technology/Speech-on-Blogger-Will-Henceforth-Exist-at-Google-s-Discretion-589567.html

http://business.avn.com/articles/technology/Google-Reverses-Blogger-Porn-Ban-Following-Ton-of-Feedback-589734.html

http://www.zdnet.com/article/timeline-googles-role-in-global-sex-censorship/

http://www.erosblog.com/2015/02/27/google-existing-policy-prohibiting-commercial-porn/

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Photo by Kostas Kappa – http://kostaskappa.deviantart.com/

Students at All-Women’s College Create BDSM Club

The Scoop:

Massachusetts all-women college Holyoke is hosting a BDSM club that welcomes any student from the Five College Consortium.

Why This Matters:

I wish there was a BDSM club when I went to college! Holyoke is just the latest in a series of colleges that have a BDSM club. This one is unique because it’s an all-woman college. I think a college campus is the perfect place for a BDSM club, but I can imagine the parents of these students don’t agree.

I’m always on the lookout for BDSM stories by mainstream press and this was from a CBS affiliate in Connecticut.

Links:

http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2015/02/26/students-create-bdsm-club-at-all-womens-college/

http://www.masslive.com/living/index.ssf/2015/02/mount_holyoke_students_form_bdsm_kink_awareness_club_on_south_hadley_campus.html

 

http://goddesskyaa.tumblr.com/post/112369059705/while-im-out-partying-you-should-be-spending


 

Dominatrix Attracts the Attention of Orlando Code Enforcement and Vice Squad

The Scoop:

Dominatrix Judith DeLucenay got a visit from Orlando code enforcement and central Florida’s vice squad when neighbors complained about her using a residential location as a dungeon. The “Local 6” news team jumped on this story with the usual yellow journalism this sort of story attracts.

Why This Matters:

Every professional dominatrix, private dungeon space and even people with personal dungeons run the risk of this sort of sensational story being plastered all over your local news. There is nothing in this story that says any charges have been filed or any rules have been broken. The whole piece is being milked for maximum titillation from this local news team.

I do have some advice though. If you’re a professional dominatrix (or you have BDSM gatherings), do not include a photo of the front of your house on your website. Be careful you who talk to about what you do, and consider meeting with people in a neutral location before you let them into your place.

This is probably a case of either neighbors being nosy, or someone with an ax to grind that tipped off the press, but any precautions you can take beforehand could pay off in the long run.

Links:

http://m.clickorlando.com/news/dominatrix-operates-dungeon-in-orlando-neighborhood/31526676

 

Website of the Week: The English Mansion Blog

http://www.theenglishmansion.com/blog/

The English Mansion puts out some very hot femdom content, and you’re looking for that sort of thing they produce quality photos and videos that are diverse and frequently updated. That’s not why I’m mentioning it here though.

Mistress Sidonia writes a blog for the English Mansion that is an excellent resource of all kinds of kinky things. She talks about BDSM and fetish topics, including introductory articles, pieces on kink in mainstream media and opinion pieces.

You don’t have to just be a fan of femdom to enjoy Mistress Sidonia’s articles… you just have to have an open mind.

 

Dirk Hooper Updates

Mistress Olivia Vexx by photographer Dirk Hooper

Mistress Olivia Vexx by photographer Dirk Hooper

#SexTalkTuesday

I was a guest host for Sssh.com’s Twitter chat #SexTalkTuesday last week. It was a great experience! I chose “The Public Perception of Kink and BDSM” as the topic.

http://www.dirkhooper.com/public-perception-kink-bdsm/

http://sextalktuesday.com/public-perception-of-kink-and-bdsm-with-dirk-hooper/

 

Mistress Olivia Vexx

I recently got the opportunity to travel to New Orleans to shoot with Mistress Olivia Vexx. We got some amazing photos together and she had some nice things to say about the shoot. If you’d like to see some of the photos, she has her favorites on her site.

http://www.mistressoliviavexx.com/

http://sexynetworking.com/mistress-olivia-vexx-gives-testimonial-about-dirk-hooper-photography/           

http://mistressoliviavexx.tumblr.com/post/106738591623/heres-to-a-spectacularly-naughty-2015-to   

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The Public Perception of Kink and BDSM

The Public Perception of Kink and BDSM

On February 17th I guest-hosted a Twitter Chat for Sssh.com called #SexTalkTuesday. I chose the subject and the questions for the chat and did my best to help keep us on topic. It was an incredible experience. I met a lot of new people, learned a few things and, most of all, got to participate in something that was both sex and kink positive.

The topic of the Twitter Chat was “What is the public perception of kink and BDSM?” I asked five questions and I’ve included some of the responses below.

 

Q1: Do you think the public’s perception of kink and BDSM is more positive or negative right now?

 


 

Q2: Do you feel comfortable sharing your fetishes and kinks with friends and relatives?

 



 

Q3: Do you fear losing your job if your boss discovered your kinky lifestyle?

 


 

Q4: Does the entertainment industry provide and accurate portrayal of kink and BDSM?

 



 

Q5: What can be done to inform the public about the positive aspects of BDSM?

 

 

Thanks and Conclusion

This topic and the questions I asked are very important to me, since I’m a member of the BDSM community and I think things have changed radically over the last few years. Some of the things that have changed are exceptionally positive. Kink and BDSM are being addressed by every major news outlet right now… and in a way that is more respectful than I’ve ever witnessed (and I follow mainstream news very closely when it comes to kink, fetish and BDSM – and I share what I find on my site and on Twitter).

On the other hand, there are more people interested in kink and BDSM than at any other time in modern history, and there’s so much misinformation out there. It’s incumbent upon those of us in the kink, fetish and BDSM community to use this opportunity to correct the record where we can, to reach out to everyone and educate them to the best of our ability.

I got a tweet during this discussion that gave me an idea.  

I need some time to compile and do research, but I’m going to do a post on where to go for some solid information on BDSM. I’d welcome your suggestions on that topic.

If you have something to add to the questions above, please leave your comments below. Let’s keep the conversation going.

#SexTalkTuesday is a wild ride. It happens every Tuesday at 3pm Eastern time. The topics and the guest hosts change every week, but you can always participate by searching for the hashtag #SexTalkTuesday.

I’d like to thank Sssh.com and #SexTalkTuesday for inviting me to be a guest-host. I’m looking forward to doing it again sometime.

#SexTalkTuesday Exciting News For Fetish Fans On Twitter!!!

#SexTalkTuesday Exciting News For Fetish Fans On Twitter!!!

Dirk-Hooper-webI will be moderating the #SexTalkTuesday live Adult Twitter chat on Tuesday February 17th starting at 3 PM Eastern and anyone interested in discussing hot fetish topics from the perspective of a fine-art fetish photographer is encouraged to take part in what is sure to be a lively exchange of ideas.

My topic will be, “What is the public perception of kink and BDSM?”

I’m honored to be chosen as a guest moderator of Sssh’s Sex Talk Tuesday, following in the footsteps of terrific past moderators including Margaret Cho, Nina Hartley and Midori to name just a few. Hopefully my unique lifestyle BDSM perspective and lengthy experience in the world of international photography for the kink community will allow me to take the Twitterverse in an entertaining and informative direction as we get into topics focused on the perception of kink and BDSM in modern society.

The best part of #SexTalkTuesday is the live interaction, so set your calendars and alarm clocks in advance to be sure you have a great seat up front online for what is destined to be a very kinky good time.

 
#SexTalkTuesday: http://www.twitter.com/#sextalktuesday
Sssh (A smart and sexy erotic destination for women, by women.): http://www.sssh.com
Dirk Hooper: http://www.DirkHooper.com
The Fetish Show: http://www.TheFetishShow.com

Alternative Model in Soft Foot Fetish Photos by Dirk Hooper

Alternative Model in Soft Foot Fetish Photos by Dirk Hooper

“Larkspur”

This set was shot in Austin Texas in a suite I rented for a weekend a few years ago. Mistress Kitty and I got four sets of photos that weekend, but this one has always been a favorite.

I was playing around a lot with light and composition with this set. Some of the light is natural and some of it is gelled, and I purposely blew out the highlights and oversaturated the colors. The effect I got from these shots is almost entirely in-camera. I like the softness of these photos, it’s different from my usual stuff and that’s why it stands out to me.

Mistress Kitty has such a unique cool look, both edgy and waif-ish, which is a good juxtaposition with her dominant nature.

Click on the thumbnails below to see the full-sized photos, and tell me what you think about the shots in the comments section.

Flexible Fetish Model in “Devilicious” by Photographer Dirk Hooper

Flexible Fetish Model in “Devilicious” by Photographer Dirk Hooper

“Devilicious”

This set that was taken a few years ago in a studio that I shared with my buddy, and fellow photographer Robert Henry.

“Devlicious” was one of the first shoots I did with Fawn Marie and you can see why I’ve worked with her so often. She’s always gorgeous and she always brings the attitude and flexibility to a shoot.

It was her idea to wear the horns, and I love it!

Want to see more of Fawn Marie? Visit her website here: http://fawnmarie.com/

Please click on the thumbnails below to see the full-size photos and feel free to leave us a comment below.

Sexy Dominatrix Vampire by Fetish Photographer Dirk Hooper

Sexy Dominatrix Vampire by Fetish Photographer Dirk Hooper

“Vamp”

I’ve never shared this full set before but when I was trying to pick one or two to work, I decided that I should just go ahead and work the full set.

This is a model that I worked with several years ago named Kayla. She travelled into town a few times and I always got cool stuff with her.

The outfit and the vampire teeth were Kayla’s.

The braided whip (or cat o’ nine tails) was given to me by a great friend who travelled to Washington D.C. and thought of me when she saw the whip. It’s kind of severe… I haven’t found many submissives who are anxious to play with it.

Please click on the thumbnails below to see the full size photos and feel free to leave any comments below.

Lost Set of Hot Dominatrix and Slave

Lost Set of Hot Dominatrix and Slave

If you’ve been following me for a while you’ve probably heard about my computer crash from a couple of years ago. When that happened I lost two or three years of work. This set was one that I had lost.

A couple of years ago, Fawn Marie needed some photos for a project she was working on and I gave her high resolution files of this set. Recently she gave me a disk with a couple of sets on them and these photos came back from the dead.

This set was taken at Princess Zoe’s previous dungeon. It was taken in the large room before a lot of bondage furniture was moved in there and is the best shots I have of her awesome throne that was custom-built by an elite craftsman in Texas.

It’s not hard to get great photos when you’ve got two great models and that’s what’s happened here. They both understand their roles and work exceptionally well together. Everyone was on the top of their game. Shooting this was a breeze.

I lit the set to provide some atmosphere and we had about four set-ups. Honestly, I could have shot all day because everything we were getting was gold. In fact, this is just one of those sets where I could pick a dozen shots and each of them would be portfolio work.

You might want to see more of Princess Zoe – then you should visit ThePrincessZoe.com. More Fawn Marie? Then drop by FawnMarie.com.

Click the thumbnails below to see the full-size photos. Please leave us a comment below, we’d like to hear what you think.

 

 

Sexy Dominatrix with Riding Crop by Photographer Dirk Hooper

Sexy Dominatrix with Riding Crop by Photographer Dirk Hooper

This set of Princess Aphrodite was taken several years ago. As usual, I shot the set with some creative lighting and somewhere between the sensor on my old camera and the software I was using I’ve never been happy with how the photos came out.

Since then I’ve got much better software and thousands of hours of experience working photos. I’m also going back to older sets for a secret project and seeing if there’s some gold in some of those shoots.  For the first time, I’m really happy with how these turned out and I can show off how hot Princess Aphrodite was.

These shots were taken at her dungeon in Tulsa Oklahoma. We did four shoots that day and this was that first set. Princess Aphrodite really turned it on for this series and did a great job. One secret that I’ll tell you is that we laughed a lot while shooting and I got some photos of that, but it kind of runs contrary to the stern look we go for in dominatrix photos. (Hell, I never have more fun than when I’m shooting.)

Please tell us what you think about the photos in the comments below. Click on the thumbnails to see the full-size photos.