Sandmutopia mags

Sandmutopia Guardian magazine was published by Desmodus, Inc. [San Francisco, CA] from 1988 to 1994 (issues 1 - 17) and by The Utopian Network [New York, NY] from 1995 to 2000 (issues 18 - 39). Desmodus editors included Tony DeBlase (Fledermaus), Carol Truscott, Joseph Bean, Victoria Baker, Marcus-Jay Wonacott, and Pat Califia. The Utopian Network managing editor and editor in chief was Mitch Kessler.

Desmodus, Inc. issues of Sandmutopia Guardian included a "Caution" statement at the beginning of each issue, and articles that commented on equipment or techniques were given a classification.

  • [G] - General readership
  • [PG] - Some guidance recommended
  • [TG] - Top's guidance
  • [R] - Restricted
  • [X] - Highly restricted
  • [XXX] - Avoid

Issue 1Issue One

  • 4 Up front: Safe, Sane, Consensual - That's what it's all about! by Fledermaus
  • 5 Carol's column by Carol Truscott
  • 6 Sound off
  • 7 Report: A listing of S/M Clubs wordwide (worldwide)
  • 9 Suspension: How to hang up a bottom by Fledermaus and Lady Grape
  • 14 The psychology of captivity by Dr. H. Versicolor & Nurse Nancy
  • 18 The mummy's wrap: Step-by-step mummification in elastic bandages by Fledermaus and Lady Grape
  • 21 The technical manual: Preliminary Search and Restraint by T.A. Feldwebel
  • 23 S/M is safe sex: S/M is basically AIDS-safe, but you can make it Safer! by Fledermaus and Lady Grape
  • 31 When the tough go shopping: Hose cmps, tire chains, extension cords, and foam balls by Lady Grpe
  • 33 News from the front by Carol Truscott
  • 34 Dungeon workshop: How to build a prtable spreading rack by Fledermaus and Lady Grape
  • 37 Safety valve: Fainting: how to avoid it, and what to do when it happens by Fledermaus
  • 38 Sandmutopia pubic library: Sexual Magic: The S/M Photographs by Michael Rosen
  • 46 Labyrinth: Test your whip vocabulary
  • 48 Classifieds: Club ads, mail order, and the place for S/M personals

Issue 2Issue Two

  • 5 Carol's column by Carol Truscott
  • 6 Sound off
  • 8 Suspension: How to build and use a boot hoist by Fledermaus and Lady Grape
  • 11 Rope that works: Basics of plain and fancy bondage by Fledermaus
  • 20 Party ethics: Your basic SM party behavior guide by Carol Truscott
  • 22 Report: A listing of SM clubs worldwide
  • 25 Bizarre bazaar: Surprises from the supermarket by Lady Grape and kitty
  • 26 Guardian on the go: Have fun in a hotel room with what's on hand by Fledermaus and Lady Grape
  • 27 Labyrinth: SM crossword puzzle by Bud Russell
  • 28 "T" cross: Easy-to-build traditional cross by Jim
  • 30 News from the front by Carol Truscott
  • 32 When in Rome: Crucifixion for experienced aficionados by Jason Klein
  • 36 Technical manual: Restraint without bondage by T.A. Feldwebel
  • 39 Sandmutopia pubic library: Russell Budd's video Pain Suite and 2 SM books by B.N.D.
  • 47 Classifieds: Club ads, mail order, and the place for S/M personals

 Issue 3Issue Three

  • Cover: Sonne: This modern Amazon represented The Society of Janus at IMsL 1988 by Satyr Studios
  • 4 Upfront by Fledermaus
  • 5 Carol's column
  • 8 Sound off
  • 9 Pins & needles: "Play" piercings for all occasions by Fledermaus and Lady Jane
  • 16 News from the front: "Read world" news
  • 19 Shann Carr, Judy Tallwing McCarthy: International Ms Leathers talk to our reporter by Ken Lackey
  • 22 Technical manual: More on restraint without bondage by T.A. Feldwebel
  • 24 Dungeon workshop: Build a dungeon on a wall by Dean and Fledermaus
  • 26 Sandmutopia pubic library: 4 reviews from 3 media
  • 34 Report: A listing of SM clubs and club news
  • 37 SM: A view of sadomasochism: Basic reading on our sexuality by Don Miesen
  • 44 Bizarre bazaar: Dungeon equipment in your home
  • 47 Classifieds: Club ads, mail order, and the place for S/M personals

Issue 4Issue Four

  • 4 Carol's column: They are offering us a Holy War - against sex by Carol Truscott
  • 7 Sound off
  • 8 Lost & found: clues for bottoms: Submissives: Avoid the trap of searching only for your D.O.D. by Lady Jane and The Mistress
  • 13 Labyrinth: Match the Martyr with the Martyrdom
  • 14 Bizarre bazaar: Is a cucumber really better? Produce plus for insertion recreation by Lady Grape
  • 16 News from the front
  • 18 Technical manual: The Fine Art of Cutting by Nurse Nasty
  • 23 Interview with a sexologist: Dr. Charles Moser talks about his studies of self-defined sadomasochists. by Carol Truscott
  • 25 Sandmutopia pubic library: Decorated Bodies, Lesbian S/M, and Growing Up Catholic
  • 27 Keep abreast of the times: Leatherwomen '89: Proceed with Caution
  • 30 Report: Leather/SM festivities around the world
  • 32 Clublists
  • 34 Sound in a scene: Menacing footsteps, rattling chains, erotic music, muffled moans by Dr. H. Versicolor
  • 36 Dungeon workshop: Ball Crushers, Mosquito Rods, Nastier Colothes (Clothes) Pins and more by Master Various and Mistress McSundry
  • 38 Rollin' on the river: Leather Weekend Revels and the Russian River by Satyr Studios
  • 42 Safety valve: Readers' questions answered by our house physician by Dr. H. Versicolor
  • 44 Guardian classifieds: Club ads, mail order, and the place for S/M personals

Issue 5Issue Five

  • 4 Carol's column: ...and they're stealing our language, too! by Carol Truscott
  • 6 Report: Leather/SM festivities around the world
  • 9 Sandmutopia pubic library: Hot video, Hot novel, Hot partners, Hot calendars .. Hot Reviewers
  • 13 Technical manual: How to strip search your prisoner like a pro by T.A. Feldwebel
  • 14 Bizarre bazaar: Bondage with what is at hand: hand trucks, ladders, camping gear by Lady Grape
  • 18 Watersports III: Rub-a-dub-dub, fun in a tub by Fledermaus
  • 20 News from the front: To Suck or Not to Suck, That is the Question - or at least one of them
  • 22 Sandmutopia university techtalk: Permanent nipple piercings by Jim Ward and Carol Truscott
  • 28 Finer points of flagellation: A Manor Treatise on whips and their use. For both the beginner and the old hand by The Quartermaster
  • 30 Report: Leather/SM festivities around the world
  • 42 Sibling leather: Carol Truscott interviews BC Oliver (Cliver), who represented San Francisco in the International Ms Leather Contest. BC's brother Carl represented Madison, WI
  • 46 Guardian classifieds: Club ads, mail order, and the place for S/M personals

Issue 6Issue Six

  • Cover: 1989 Ms San Francisco Leather: Nina Durst and friend share a truck-top seat at San Franciso's 1989 Lesbian/Gay Freedom Day Parade. by Satyr
  • 1 An interview with Mark I. Chester, Iconographer: The first in our interviews with SM people
  • 4 Carol's column: SM safe sex info, more space for readers' contributions, more changes coming up. by Carol Truscott
  • 6 Electrotorture / Electropleasure: You've got a toaster, air conditioning, a microwave, a food processor, a TV, a VCR, but do you have a violet wand and a Titilator? by Fledermaus
  • 22 Bizarre bazaar: Neat little nipple nifties by Lady Grape
  • 23 Human Macrame: Letters to the Editor
  • 24 Sandmutopia pubic library: A different kind of body harness, loose and slithery. by Lady Jane
  • 32 Sound off: Comics, short stories, videos, a new women's magazine.
  • 35 LINKS: Making Connections: Three San Francisco entrepreneurs tell us how they create opportunities for SM people to meet and interact. by Joy Schulenberg
  • 37 Report: Leather/SM festivities around the world
  • 41 News from the front: There's some good news and some bad news. The bad news is there isn't much good news.
  • 44 Guardian classifieds: A fast find for a friend, a club, books, toys, videos.

Issue 7Issue Seven

  • 3 Carol's column by Carol Truscott
  • 4 Soundoff: Letters to the Editor, and a Readers Report from a het male slave
  • 6 Club listings
  • 7 SM aware professionals
  • 8 Reports: Living in Leather IV, Outrageous Women, Gauntlet, Westward Bound
  • 8 News from the front
  • 13 Interview with Jay Marston: Hedonic Engineering's whip designer, well known SM practitioner by Carol Truscott
  • 20 Sandmutopia pubic library: Gentle Warriors by Geoff Mains; The Torture Garden by Octave Mirbeau, and other reading.
  • 22 The Greek / French training bench: If yo're ready to build a new piece of playroom equipment, try Jim M.'s bench design. by Jim M.
  • 27 The classifieds

Issue 8Issue Eight

  • 3 Carol's column by Carol Truscott
  • 4 Soundoff
  • 5 News from the front
  • 6 San Francisco: A reverent, non-linear, necessarily incomplete history of its SM community by Carol Truscott
  • 13 Getting yourself high by Lady Jane
  • 18 Club listings
  • 20 Sandmutopia pubic library
  • 22 Report
  • 24 Guardian classifieds

 

 

Issue 9Issue Nine

  • 3 Carol's column by Carol Truscott
  • 4 Soundoff
  • 5 The tall toymaker from Tucson talks by T.L.
  • 9 Erotic power play by William A. Henkin, MFCC, and Sybil Holiday
  • 13 Report
  • 14 Club listings
  • 16 Nettles: Adventures in organic SM by Conrad Hodson and Dan Lundeen
  • 20 Sandmutopia pubic library
  • 22 Bizarre bazaar by Lady Grape
  • 24 News from the front
  • 26 Guardian classifieds

 Issue 10Issue Ten

  • 3 Editorial
  • 4 News and action
  • 5 Erotic power play, part two by William A. Henkin, MFCC, and Sybil Holiday
  • 13 Sexual portraits: A look at Michael Rosen's new book of photographs by Michael Rosen
  • 16 Birches: An Adventure in Organic SM by Conrad Hodson and Efrain Gonzalez
  • 21 Goings on: Club and community reports
  • 23 Room 101: SM Porn Reviews by Winston Smith
  • 24 Media views: Reviews of various media by Victoria Baker
  • 25 Forum: Pornography as Culprit by Winston Smith
  • 26 Classified ads

 
Issue 11Issue Eleven

  • 3 Mistress Bottom: The editorial
  • 4 Mailbox
  • 5 News and action
  • 7 Pleasure not panic: The Art of Welcoming Pain by Joseph W. Bean
  • 12 The corset and sadomasochism by Fakir Musafar
  • 18 Media views: Reviews of Various Media by Victoria Baker
  • 22 Club list
  • 24 Events pictorial
  • 25 Room 101: SM Porn Reviews by Winston Smith
  • 26 Classified ads

 
Issue 12Issue Twelve

  • Cover: Jacynth Astarin, Arin RedDog, Gary "Starshine" Gilmour, and Wolfie by Erin Flynn
  • 3 Mistress Bottom: The editorial
  • 3 Mailbox
  • 4 News and action
  • 4 Tantra in SM: Some thoughts from / by JD Rabbit
  • 5 Media views: Reviews of Various Media by Victoria Baker
  • 6 Choosing whips: A compendium of uncommon knowledge by Joseph W. Bean
  • 13 The corset and sadomasochism part II by Fakir Musafar
  • 16 Cross orientation play: introduction by Victoria Baker
  • 17 Cross orientation play: spiritual aspects by Jacynth Astarin
  • 18 Cross orientation play: Dykes and dicks by Trish Thomas
  • 22 Clublist / goings on
  • 25 Room 101: SM Porn Reviews by Winston Smith
  • 26 Classifieds

 Issue 13Issue Thirteen

  • 4 Mistress Bottom: The editorial
  • 4 Mailbox
  • 5 News and action
  • 6 Professional dominance: thoughts for female dominants (and their clients) by Mistress Cybelle
  • 11 Professional dominance: How to find a Mistress by Uncle Wiggly
  • 13 Professional dominance: From my heart and from my knees by Uncle Wiggly
  • 16 Female genitorture (cunt play): An interview with Dossie Easton by Victoria Baker
  • 24 Media views: Reviews of Various Media by Victoria Baker
  • 25 Room 101: SM Porn Reviews by Winston Smith
  • 26 Clublist
  • 28 Classifieds

 issue 14Issue Fourteen

  • 4 Mistress Bottom: The editorial
  • 5 Mailbox
  • 7 News and action
  • 8 Build-it-yourself rack by The Adashi
  • 13 Something you may not have seen before
  • 14 Male genitorture (cock and ball torture) by Tony DeBlase
  • 25 Clublist
  • 26 Media views: Reviews of Various Media by Victoria Baker
  • 28 Room 101: SM Porn Reviews by Winston Smith
  • 29 Classifieds

 
issue 15Issue Fifteen

  • 4 Editrixorial by Pat Califia
  • 6 Love taps: Letters from our Readers
  • 9 Busted!: News Flashes from the Sex Wars
  • 11 The doctor will see you now: Making Bondage Furniture out of Medical Equipment by Amanda Wildfyre
  • 16 Knot so fast by Arachne
  • 18 Mama's got a squeeze box, daddy never sleeps at night: An Article about Vaginal Fisting by Pat Califia
  • 24 Raspberry pie: Fiction by Wendell Rickets
  • 28 Bob Jones does girls: Video Reviews by Cur
  • 29 Classifieds

 

issue 16Issue Sixteen

  • 4 Editrixorial
  • 6 Love taps: Letters from Our Readers
  • 7 Busted!: News Flashes from the Sex Wars
  • 10 It's never too late to have a happy childhood, part 1 by Sybil Holliday and William Henkin
  • 15 Knot so fast, part 2 by Arachne
  • 16 Club listing
  • 18 The sinister fashions of Michael Saint by Pat Califia
  • 22 Cruised as a man: Fiction by Margot Lynn
  • 26 Room 101 by Winston Smith
  • 29 Classifieds

 
issue 17Issue Seventeen

  • 5 Editrixorial
  • 6 Love taps: Letters from Our Readers
  • 7 Busted!: News Flashes from the Sex Wars
  • 8 It's never too late to have a happy childhood, part 2 by Sybil Holiday, CCSSE, and William A. Henkin, Ph.D.
  • 15 Knot so fast, part 3 by Arachne
  • 16 The Empress holds court: Empress Eisanna on Fetish by Drew
  • 20 The first whip: Fiction by Cecilia Tan
  • 23 Room 101: A league of their own?: Porn Reviews by Winston Smith
  • 26 Club listings
  • 28 Classifieds

 
issue 18Issue Eighteen

  • Cover: Water Sports by Jay Cerone
  • 4 Message from the publishers
  • 5 Playing with your food by Conrad Hodson
  • 8 Consent as a defense to assault: SM & the law by Stephen
  • 10 The new brand by Laura Antoniou
  • 13 Safewords by Adam Selene
  • 16 Discipline in the old navy by Cree
  • 18 The practical application of a kidnapping scene by Karen Taylor
  • 22 How to: cuffs from a belt
  • 24 Playing with the edge by Mitch Kessler
  • 27 News from our advertisers: Featuring Stormy Leather
  • 28 So you want to be a dominatrix? by Lady Petra
  • 31 Reviews: books: On the Safe Edge; Screw the Roses, Send me the Thorns
  • 36 Reviews: Videos: Whipcracking Made Easy; Lash LaRue; The Art of the Bullwhip
  • 42 Classifieds

 issue 19Issue Nineteen

  • Cover: Venus at a Mirror by Titian
  • 4 Readers' forum
  • 5 Publishers' message
  • 7 Canes and caning by Mitch Kessler
  • 10 Fag! Discipline at rugby
  • 12 Stephen visits a submissive
  • 14 Spanking for everyone by Anonymous
  • 17 Bed and dungeon by Gerrie Blum
  • 18 How to handle the personals by The Ad-Viser
  • 20 Screw eyes by Conrad Hodson
  • 22 Slave contracts by Mary Malmros
  • 25 How to make a spanking bench: Centerfold article
  • 30 The SMart shopper: Snakes & Bungees & Heels, Oh My!
  • 32 Payne haircutting by Lady Gillian
  • 34 Conclave - the sequel by Adam and Gillian
  • 38 Reviews: The Topping Book and Doomed Rabbit
  • 40 Bullwhips workshop by Adam Selene
  • 46 Classifieds and personals
  • 47 Writer's guidelines
  • 48 Photo contest

 issue 20Issue Twenty

  • Cover: The Lupercal by Ms. Mercy
  • 4 Readers' forum: Letters
  • 4 Publishers' message
  • 5 Cover story: The Lupercal
  • 6 To keep a sharp knife by Mitch Kessler
  • 10 The spider web by Cree
  • 12 Promises in furs
  • 13 Fulltime on overtime by Carolyn and Steve S
  • 16 How to handle the personals - II by The Ad-Viser
  • 22 These things suck! by Adam Selene
  • 24 On the cutting edge with Kinky Joe by Gillian
  • 25 Photo essay - men's bodies by Vince Gabrielly
  • 28 Leather art gallery by Gerrie Blum
  • 30 The SMart shopper
  • 32 How to make stocks by Frere Tomas
  • 37 Book review: Some Women by Stephanie Locke
  • 38 Spanner news
  • 40 The glorious art of face sitting by Slave W
  • 42 Suffocation & strangulation, a BBS discussion
  • 44 Getting out of trouble : Panic snaps and quick release by Mitch Kessler
  • 48 Classifieds and personals
  • 49 Photo contest
  • 50 Writer's guidelines

 issue 21Issue Twenty-one

  • Cover: Bo'sun
  • 4 Publishers' message and readers' forum: Letters
  • 5 Cover story: wrist binding by Mitch Kessler
  • 11 Coming out BDSM by Carolyn and Steve S.
  • 15 Too violent for Northern Ireland?: An SM Eatery
  • 16 News from our advertisers: Px3
  • 17 US couple loses kids over SM lifestyle: Special focus on the law
  • 18 A gentle intro to watersports
  • 21 An SM wedding by JoJo Hughes
  • 22 Paradigms of submission: The Samurai by Laura Antoniou
  • 25 Cage play by Michael Kraft
  • 28 Cyberpervs under attack: Special focus on the law
  • 30 S/Mart shopper
  • 31 Canada's little sisters wins case: Special focus on the law
  • 32 Censorship down under: Special focus on the law
  • 34 Visit with a long lash braider
  • 36 UK news: legal waters muddied: Special focus on the law
  • 38 Ritual flagellation by Mystique
  • 39 Reforming the Canadian Bawdy House Act: Special focus on the law
  • 40 Reviews - books: The Master's Manual, The Mistress Manual, The Kiss of the Whip, So, I Like to Be Tied Up, So What?!!
  • 49 Classifieds and personals
  • 50 Writer's guidelines

 issue 22Issue Twenty-two

  • 4 Publishers' message and readers' forum: Letters
  • 5 Editorial: The Houghtons
  • 6 Practical: Spit-Shining Leather by Sgt. Callahan
  • 8 Relationships: Kids in the House? by Michael Kraft
  • 10 Relationships: Full-time and Long-Term by Cecilia Tan
  • 13 Relationships: A Secret for Good SM by Michael Kraft
  • 14 Relationships: Flexible Tautness: Rubber Fetish by Tim Brough
  • 16 Practical: Shock! What is Clinical Shock? by Michelle
  • 20 Practical: Lotions, Potions and Powders by J. McMillan
  • 22 S/Mart shopper: Make Your Own Cuffs by Adam Selene
  • 24 Sample slave contract by Metropolitan Slave Magazine
  • 26 Centerfold art: The Quality of Mercy by Mercy
  • 30 Paradigms of submission: Squiredom
  • 31 Paradigms of submission: The Modern Squire by Justinian Sluggard
  • 32 Paradigms of submission: Vassalage by Stephen
  • 34 S/Mart shopper: Cuffs, Cups and Gloves, Oh, my!
  • 36 S/Mart shopper: Looking for The World's Best Suspension Cuff
  • 36 Book review: Tactical Handcuffs, J. Peters by Mitche Kessler
  • 41 History: Flogging in the 19th Century British Army
  • 48 Writer's guidelines
  • 49 Classifieds and personals
  • 50 IMHO: The Rules of the Game by Tamar Kay

 issue 23Issue Twenty-three

  • 4 Publishers' message and readers' forum: Letters
  • 5 The Club Scene: Two New York Clubs
  • 10 Paradigms of submission: The Soldier as a Submissive by "Sgt. Roc Calahan"
  • 11 Paradigms of submission: Initiations by J.T. Caterwaul
  • 14 Relationships: The Pushy Bottom by Tim Brough
  • 16 Relationships: Is Your Slave Your Dependent? by Carolyn & Steve Vakesh
  • 20 Practical: A Spanking Bench to Build by Richard
  • 24 Practical: Ceiling Suspension by Frites
  • 26 Centerfold: The Art of Justin Hunt by Justin Hunt
  • 28 Practical: More Bullwhip Bull by Mitch Kessler
  • 30 Paradigms of submission: Houseplants of Gor, A Parody by Anonymous
  • 31 Practical: Tying the Horn Cleat by The Bo'sun
  • 34 S/Mart shopper
  • 38 Reviews: Books: Valerie Steele's Fetish: Fashion & Power
  • 39 Reviews: Calendar: Tom Mayes' Power Play
  • 42 Community matters: The Houghtons; Get Linked
  • 43 Relationships: Perils of Public Play and the Police by Kate Flanagan
  • 46 We can't make these things up!: SM Sells Mints
  • 47 Practical: You Have the Right
  • 49 Classifieds and personals
  • 50 IMHO: The Male Dom - A "Rant" by Sir Michael
  • 51 Writer's guidelines

 issue 24Issue Twenty-four

  • 4 Letters and publishers' message
  • 5 Letters and publishers' message: Passing Out, A Reply to Clinical Shock by Robert M. DC
  • 10 History: Comdr. Levy Abolishes Navy Flogging by kate flanagan
  • 12 History: Pirates' Lovers - The Tradition of the Matelot
  • 16 Practical: The Myth of the Australian Dog Whip
  • 16 Letters and publishers' message: A Dialogue Re: Is Your Slave Your Dependent? by Kait W. and the Authors, Carolyn & Steve Vakesh
  • 17 Practical: The Facts of the Singapore Cane
  • 18 Community matters: Exploring the Leather Jungle by Carolyn & Steve Vakesh
  • 21 Practical: Secrets of Tress & Handle Design by Adam Selene
  • 26 Centerfold: Payne Manor, a New Bed and Dungeon
  • 28 Practical: Romance of the Rubber Band by Pierre
  • 30 Practical: Cornered! Building a BDSM Wall Unit by Alex & Angel
  • 30 Letters and publishers' message: Houseplants of Gor - No Longer by Anonymous
  • 32 Reviews: CD-Roms: Fetish, from Eric Kroll, Alternate Sources
  • 33 We can't make these things up!
  • 34 S/Mart shopper: A Paddle-For Pizza, or Buns! Kiwi Kit, The "Relaxicisor" Redux
  • 36 Unexpected sources: Gall's for Bondage Boards, Knives
  • 37 Reviews: World Wide Web Site: Gloria Brame's Castle in the Sky
  • 38 Reviews: Books: from Lady Green, Joseph Bean, & Henkin & Holiday
  • 39 Reviews: Fetish calendar: from photographer Paul Theriault
  • 41 Reviews: Videos: Bullwhip, from Robert Dante
  • 42 Community matters: Update on The Houghtons by Robert Dante
  • 42 Community matters: Interview With the Late Philip Miller by Michelle Biehl
  • 47 Community matters: Update on The Spanner Foundation by Val Langmuir
  • 48 Classifieds and personals
  • 50 IMHO: BDSM and Feminism by Tammy Jo Eckhart

issue 25Issue Twenty-five

  • 4 Readers' forum
  • 5 Publishers' Message
  • 10 Community matters: Leather Jungle, II by Carolyn & Steve Vakesh
  • 15 Community matters: The Spanner Decision by Kellan and Des
  • 16 Community matters: Update on The Houghtons by Robert Dante
  • 18 Community matters: Somewhere A Place for Us by Cecilia Tan
  • 21 Practical: WaxWork by Sheela Ardrian
  • 25 Centerfold: Whip it! Whip it Good! by The Bo'sun
  • 28 Practical: Krafty Kabinet by Sir Michael
  • 32 S/Mart shopper
  • 35 Unexpected sources: J.C. Whitney Automotive
  • 36 Reviews: Books: Thy Rod & Staff, Selling Venus, Between the Cracks
  • 38 Relationships: Flora Speaks
  • 38 Reviews: A CDRom for your review
  • 40 Reviews: Restaurant: Chez Algos by Pierre
  • 44 Relationships: Lifestyle Slavery by Duane
  • 45 Relationships: Gorean slave girl by Kajira Hill
  • 47 We can't make these things up!: Lizards and the CIA
  • 48 Classifieds and personals
  • 50 IMHO: Ain't Misbehavin' by Lee Boudreaux
  • 51 Writer's guidelines

 issue 26Issue Twenty-six

  • 4 Readers' forum
  • 5 Publishers' message
  • 6 Practical: Enemation, Part 2 by Mitch Kessler
  • 8 Practical: A Professional's View by Mistress KK
  • 9 Practical: A Couple's Enema Games by Pierre
  • 10 Community matters: Hosting a Party by Carolyn and Steve Vakesh
  • 14 Relationships: Virgin Descends into Hellfire by Michelle Wilson
  • 17 Community matters: Consensual Slave Auction by Sir Adam
  • 20 Practical: Wrappers by Sheela Ardrian
  • 24 Practical: Mummification by Alex & Angel
  • 26 Practical: Coiling Line by Bo'sun
  • 30 Practical: Wrist Collar by Kim Boo York
  • 31 Community matters: The Value of Community, excerpted from "Somewhere to go, Someone to tell" by Gerrie Blum
  • 32 S/Mart shopper
  • 33 Unexpected sources
  • 36 News and reviews: Books: MetroSlave Magazine Special Edition
  • 37 Relationships: The slave in Context by Jeb
  • 38 News and reviews: online news by Joanie
  • 39 News and reviews: Restaruants news: La Nouvelle Justine
  • 40 Relationships: "Failure" of a Submissive by JBL
  • 42 Community matters: Update on The Houghtons
  • 47 We can't make these things up!
  • 48 Practical: The Pleasure Pen
  • 49 From Gillian's email
  • 50 IMHO by EG
  • 51 Writer's guidelines

 issue 27Issue Twenty-seven

  • 4 Readers' forum
  • 5 Publishers' message
  • 6 Practical: A Shocking Experience by Des de Moor
  • 8 Practical: Fisting by Carol Queen and Robert Morgan
  • 16 Practical: The Allure of Enemation by Mitch Kessler
  • 17 Practical: Latex Allergies by Robert Morgan
  • 20 Practical: Listening in the Dark, Using Music by Tru Deviant
  • 22 Practical: Listening in the Dark, Using Music - Play List of Scene Music
  • 26 Centerfold: A New Dungeon in Baltimore: The Play House Studios & Gallery
  • 28 Relationships: Excerpts from a slaveboy's Diary by lance brittain
  • 32 S/Mart shopper: Restraint Belt, T-Shirts, HandCuff Keys, Muscle Stimulators, "BearPaw" Scratchers
  • 33 Unexpected sources: Knife Catalogs you want!
  • 34 Practical: Listening in the Dark, Using Music - Definition of Terms
  • 36 News and reviews: Book Reviews - Miss Abernathy, SM The Last Taboo
  • 38 News and reviews: Whipcracker in the Movies by Gerrie Blum
  • 39 News and reviews: Spanking's Boomerang Effect
  • 42 Community matters: Update on The Houghtons
  • 43 Community matters: Repercussions from the Spanner Decision
  • 47 We can't make these things up!: Yeltsin, Clinton & more
  • 49 From Adam and Gillian's Email
  • 50 IMHO: Two Personal Views by Dawn Porch, Tamar Kay
  • 51 Writer's guidelines

 issue 28Issue Twenty-eight

  • 4 Readers' forum
  • 5 Publishers' message
  • 6 Practical: A Shocking Experience by Des de Moor
  • 8 Practical: Fisting by Carol Queen and Robert Morgan
  • 16 Practical: The Allure of Enemation by Mitch Kessler
  • 17 Practical: Latex Allergies by Robert Morgan
  • 20 Practical: Listening in the Dark, Using Music by Tru Deviant
  • 22 Practical: Listening in the Dark, Using Music - Play List of Scene Music
  • 26 Centerfold: A New Dungeon in Baltimore: The Play House Studios & Gallery
  • 28 Relationships: Excerpts from a slaveboy's Diary by lance brittain
  • 32 S/Mart shopper: Restraint Belt, T-Shirts, HandCuff Keys, Muscle Stimulators, "BearPaw" Scratchers
  • 33 Unexpected sources: Knife Catalogs you want!
  • 34 Practical: Listening in the Dark, Using Music - Definition of Terms
  • 36 News and reviews: Book Reviews - Miss Abernathy, SM The Last Taboo
  • 38 News and reviews: Whipcracker in the Movies by Gerrie Blum
  • 39 News and reviews: Spanking's Boomerang Effect
  • 42 Community matters: Update on The Houghtons
  • 43 Community matters: Repercussions from the Spanner Decision
  • 47 We can't make these things up!: Yeltsin, Clinton & more
  • 49 From Adam and Gillian's Email
  • 50 IMHO: Two Personal Views by Dawn Porch, Tamar Kay
  • 51 Writer's guidelines

 issue 29Issue Twenty-nine

  • 4 Readers' forum: Letters
  • 5 Publishers' message
  • 6 Cover story: Le Marquis de Sade
  • 12 Practical: Listening in the Dark to Sonic Outlaws
  • 15 Practical: Play List - Outlaw Music by TruDeviant
  • 16 Practical: Manacles in History by T.L. Gross
  • 20 Practical: Whip Practice Device by Mr. Robert
  • 22 Practical: Paddles and Straps by Gerrie Blum
  • 25 Centerfold: Spanking Bench Gallery
  • 28 Relationships: Dominance Can Change Your Life by Claudia Varrin
  • 32 S/Mart shopper: Corn Holders, Zapper, RotoFlogger
  • 33 Unexpected sources: Suzy's Shopping Trip
  • 34 Relationships: Confessions of a Domina by Cassandra Payne
  • 36 News and reviews: Book Review - Figure Training Fundamentals by Steve V
  • 37 News and reviews: Laura Antoniou Plagerized!
  • 38 Community matters: Update of Legal Cases - Scanlon, Stevens, Houghton
  • 40 Practical: A Secret Symbol for Perverts by Spectrum
  • 41 Practical: Hanky Panky - The Color Code
  • 42 Practical: Neatsfoot Oil - Bad for your Leather?
  • 44 We can't make these things up!: "Alcatraz," Dinosaurs
  • 47 From Adam and Gillian's Email
  • 50 IMHO: The Imagined Gift by Jill Kneer

 issue 30Issue Thirty

  • 4 Letters to The Guardian
  • 4 Practical: Vampire Fangs by KimBoo York
  • 5 Publishers message
  • 6 From the editor on our 10th
  • 9 The first one by Tony DeBlase
  • 10 The new editor tries her hand by Carol Truscott
  • 12 Reluctant guardian by Joseph Bean
  • 14 The second time around by Victoria Baker
  • 15 One more time by Pat Califia
  • 16 Unexpected consequences by Guy Baldwin
  • 18 Bringin' it all back home by William Henkin
  • 18 Our leather nation by Sybil Holiday
  • 20 Stormy Leather at 15 by Kathy Andrew
  • 21 I'm not a jailbird yet! by Brenda Loew
  • 22 My relations with The Guardian by B.N. Duncan
  • 24 Relationships: Finding a Houseboy by Laura Antoniou and Karen Taylor
  • 28 Practical: Listening in the Dark by Miss Kitt
  • 30 Relationships: Grown Up Babies by Baby Darren
  • 32 Practical: Flogging, First of a Series by Mitch Kessler
  • 38 Practical: Plaster Casting by Filador
  • 44 News and reviews: Book Reviews - Bound to Be Free: The SM Experience, Charles Moser and J.J. Madeson and The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World, Elaine Scarry by Steve Vakesh
  • 46 News and reviews: Movie Review - Ava Taurel's "Didn't Do It For Love" by Gerrie Blum
  • 47 News and reviews: Obituary - Star of "Story of O" Dies by Charles Lonberger
  • 50 We can't make these things up!: Ads, Billboards and articles from the Mainstream
  • 52 S/Mart shopper: Benches, Tools, and Stick it in Your Ear!
  • 54 Community matters: Updates and Roundups of Legal Issues - The Spanner Men, The Houghtons, Chris Scanlon, Carter Stevens, and Oliver Jovanovic
  • 57 Community matters: Libel and Slander Laws by Mitch Kessler
  • 63 Adam and Gillian's email
  • 66 IMHO: Why I Switch by Steve Vakesh

 issue 31Issue Thirty-one

  • 4 Letters to The Guardian
  • 5 Unintended consequences: A Flurry of Responses to Guy Baldwin's article in the Anniversary issue
  • 6 Publishers message
  • 7 Updates and corrections
  • 10 Relationships: Finding a Houseboy, part II by Laura Antoniou and Karen Taylor
  • 12 Practical: Flogging - Second a Series by Mitch Kessler
  • 17 Relationships: A Strict and Gracious Queen by Sybil Holiday
  • 21 Practical: No Music but the Sound of My Voice by Trudeviant
  • 22 Practical: Soundproofing your Dungeon by Nikita
  • 25 Practical: The Hide-a-Dungeon by S. Benedick
  • 31 Practical: Niacin - A B-DSM Vitamin? by Steve Vakesh
  • 32 Relationships: An Eti-quiz - How are your BDSM Manners? by Carolyn Vakesh
  • 32 Community matters: QSM: A Class Act by Karen Mendelsohn
  • 34 We can't make these things up!: Items from the Mainstream
  • 36 S/Mart shopper
  • 38 Community matters: Pennsylvania Dominatrix in Court
  • 39 Community matters: Oliver Jovanovic is Appealing
  • 40 Community matters: An Appeals Judgment in Oregon (An Appeals Judgement in Oregon)
  • 42 Community matters: The Eagle Bar in NYC Threatened
  • 44 News and reviews: Book Reviews: Bondage on a Budget, Consensual SadoMasochism by Steve Vakesh
  • 47 News and reviews: Magazine Mention: "Psychology Today," The Cyber-Torture Case
  • 48 News and reviews: The Chateau in Los Angeles by Charles Lonberger
  • 50 IMHO: Coming Full Circle by Fred Payne

 issue 32Issue Thirty-two

  • Cover by Jay Moyes
  • 4 Letters to The Guardian
  • 6 Joseph Bean on de Sade
  • 7 Publishers message: Our Man (of the year) Flynt!
  • 8 Practical: Flogging - Third in a Series by Mitch Kessler
  • 14 Relationships: Brat Submissives by Nikki
  • 18 Practical: Fire-Cupping for Pleasure by D.R. Lewis
  • 24 Practical: Asian Cupping Style by Dante Greylocke
  • 26 Centerfold: Spreader Bars by Mitch Kessler
  • 28 Relationships: Joys of Domination by Cleo DuBois
  • 32 News and reviews: Book Reviews: Between the Body and the Flesh: by Lynda Hart by Steve Vakesh
  • 33 News and reviews: Book Reviews: LeatherWomen III, edited by Laura Antoniou by Steve Vakesh
  • 34 We can't make these things up!: Bondage themes from the Mainstream
  • 36 S/Mart shopper by Steve Vakesh
  • 38 Community matters: Legal Cases: Jovanovic, Carter Stevens, Scanlon, Houghtons
  • 39 Unexpected sources
  • 40 Practical: Scholarly Writings in BDSM: A Bibliography by Michael Marks
  • 44 Relationships: Eti-quiz, Part II: How are your BDSM Manners by Carolyn Vakesh
  • 48 Letters to Adam & Gillian
  • 50 IMHO: Dungeon Monitors

 issue 33Issue Thirty-three

  • Cover by Stephen Sutton
  • 4 Letters to The Guardian
  • 5 Publishers message: What happened in Dallas, Willie?
  • 6 Practical: Male Genitorture, First of a Series by Tony DeBlase
  • 11 Practical: Playing with Chopsticks by Kenneth
  • 12 Practical: How's Your IRC IQ, an Overview of Online Chat by Cherlyn
  • 18 Relationships: Slavery in the Scene: an African-American Perspective by Mme. Kitt
  • 20 Practical: Marked Men: Tattooing Down Under by Michael Masterson
  • 24 Practical: Poppers: How to tie one on by Mitch Kessler
  • 26 Centerfold: The Ultimate Spreader Bar by Mitch Kessler
  • 28 Relationships: The Sound of Two Hands Clapping by Cecilia Tan
  • 32 News and reviews: Book Reviews: Juice, Uncle Abdul by Tony DeBlase
  • 34 We can't make these things up!: Dreamweaver, Head chastity, Domme Camel
  • 36 S/Mart shopper: Condom Cannon, Rope Ratchet, Readers' Tips
  • 38 Community matters: Legal Cases: Chris Scanlon, Florida clubs
  • 40 Practical: How Mistress Sxy Sadist Travels - Carry cases
  • 42 Practical: Scholarly Writings on BDSM, Part II by Michael Marks, Ph.D.
  • 44 Relationships: Eti-quiz, Part III: How are your BDSM Manners? by The Vakeshes
  • 47 Community matters: Legal Cases: NLA: Portland chapter is no more
  • 48 Adam & Gillian's Corner
  • 50 IMHO: Anything! by Screamer

issue 34Issue Thirty-four

  • 4 Letters to The Guardian
  • 5 Publishers message by Mitch & Gerrie
  • 6 Practical: Male Genitorture: Second of a Series by Tony DeBlase
  • 12 Practical: The Male Genital Press by SxySadist
  • 14 Relationships: Morning After Syndrome by Cecilia Tan
  • 17 Relationships: Outing Myself: Coming out to Family & Friends by Carolyn Keelen
  • 20 Practical: Ladies in Waiting: Pregnancy and Play by Rev. Storm Weaver
  • 24 Practical: Breast Play with a Single Tail by Dr. Mike
  • 26 Centerfold : Louis' Dungeon: BDSM Southern Style
  • 28 Practical: The Steel Cock ring: How to Get It On by Mitch Kessler
  • 30 Practical: Caning Platform from Down Under by Eric C.
  • 32 Book Reviews: A Defense of Masochism: by Anita Phillips by Steve Vakesh
  • 33 Book Reviews: To Love, To Obey, To Serve: by V.M Johnson by Justin Sherwood
  • 34 We can't make these things up!
  • 35 Banned in Boston, & Burbank, worse in Sydney
  • 36 S/Mart shopper
  • 38 Community matters: Updates from Everywhere: PA, MA, NY & Canada
  • 39 Community matters: Bible Belt BDSM: Bondage with Bubbah by Carolyn & Steve
  • 43 Community matters: Newz from New Zealand
  • 44 Relationships: Eti-quiz, Part IV: Telephone BDSM Manners? by The Vakeshes
  • 45 Community matters: Legal Cases: Colt vs Badpuppy, Scanlon vs GMSMA
  • 46 Adam & Gillian's Corner
  • 48 Practical: The Martinet Revealed by Adam Selene
  • 50 IMHO: Dynamics of Domination by Dr. Ann O'Neill

issue 35Issue Thirty-five

  • 4 Letters to The Guardian
  • 5 Publishers message by Mitch & Gerrie
  • 6 Practical: Male Genitorture: Second of a Series by Tony DeBlase
  • 12 Practical: The Male Genital Press by SxySadist
  • 14 Relationships: Morning After Syndrome by Cecilia Tan
  • 17 Relationships: Outing Myself: Coming out to Family & Friends by Carolyn Keelen
  • 20 Practical: Ladies in Waiting: Pregnancy and Play by Rev. Storm Weaver
  • 24 Practical: Breast Play with a Single Tail by Dr. Mike
  • 26 Centerfold : Louis' Dungeon: BDSM Southern Style
  • 28 Practical: The Steel Cock ring: How to Get It On by Mitch Kessler
  • 30 Practical: Caning Platform from Down Under by Eric C.
  • 32 Book Reviews: A Defense of Masochism: by Anita Phillips by Steve Vakesh
  • 33 Book Reviews: To Love, To Obey, To Serve: by V.M Johnson by Justin Sherwood
  • 34 We can't make these things up!
  • 35 Banned in Boston, & Burbank, worse in Sydney
  • 36 S/Mart shopper
  • 38 Community matters: Updates from Everywhere: PA, MA, NY & Canada
  • 39 Community matters: Bible Belt BDSM: Bondage with Bubbah by Carolyn & Steve
  • 43 Community matters: Newz from New Zealand
  • 44 Relationships: Eti-quiz, Part IV: Telephone BDSM Manners? by The Vakeshes
  • 45 Community matters: Legal Cases: Colt vs Badpuppy, Scanlon vs GMSMA
  • 46 Adam & Gillian's Corner
  • 48 Practical: The Martinet Revealed by Adam Selene
  • 50 IMHO: Dynamics of Domination by Dr. Ann O'Neill

issue 36Issue Thirty-six

  • Cover by KD Pierre
  • 4 Readers' forum
  • 5 Publishers message by Mitch & Gerrie
  • 6 Practical: In search of the prison cat by Mitch Kessler
  • 8 Relationships: When not to use a safeword by Cecilia Tan
  • 11 Relationships: A union of love - spirituality in SM by William Henkin, Ph.D.
  • 18 Community matters: Club X members go to court by Madoc Pope
  • 20 Practical: Building a remote vibrator by S. Benedick & The Captain
  • 22 Practical: Kiss of the sticks - tattoo caning by Loup Garou
  • 26 Practical: Centerfold: A new look at the hidden toy chest by Mark N
  • 30 Relationships: Playing beat the clock by KD Pierre
  • 32 Book Reviews: Extreme Space by Steve Vakesh
  • 34 Book Reviews: Saint Foucault by Michael Marks, Ph.D.
  • 36 S/Mart shopper
  • 38 We can't make these things up!
  • 40 Community matters: Oliver Jovanovic verdict overturned
  • 43 Community matters: Leather Archives & Museum opens building by Joseph Bean
  • 44 Community matters: Body size as a community issue by Michael Marks, Ph.D.
  • 46 Adam & Gillian's Corner
  • 50 IMHO

issue 37Issue Thirty-seven

  • 4 Readers' forum
  • 5 Publishers message by Mitch & Gerrie
  • 6 Relationships: Slavery in Ancient Rome by Stephen U
  • 12 Community matters: Mme DeSade Loses in Ontario
  • 14 Relationships: Denial as a Form of Control by KD Pierre
  • 18 Practical: Bruises: How to get 'em & how to prevent them by Mitch Kessler
  • 20 Relationships: How to find a Good Dominatrix by Mistress Matisse
  • 22 Practical: All Wrapped Up by Tim and Judy
  • 26 Practical: Centerfold: Chastity Belts - For Him, For Her - Then and Now
  • 28 We can't make these things up!
  • 30 Book review & interview by Sheela Ardrian
  • 32 The Academy by Laura Antoniou
  • 36 S/Mart shopper
  • 37 Unexpected sources
  • 38 Community matters: Carter Stevens vs Pocono Bureau
  • 39 Community matters: Living In Leather XV
  • 40 Community matters: Club X Members Win in Court by Crickett Watkins
  • 44 Practical: Poppers Revisited by Mitch Kessler
  • 46 Adam & Gillian's Corner
  • 50 IMHO by Mistress Cassendre

issue 38Issue Thirty-eight

  • Cover by SxySadist
  • 4 Practical: Liquid Fire - The Body Waxing Candles by karen
  • 4 Readers' forum
  • 5 From the Editor's desk by Mitch
  • 6 Practical: Female Genitorture by Victoria Baker & Dossie Easton
  • 13 Community matters: Safe Sane and Consensual by david stein
  • 20 Practical: Male Genital Suturing by Tony
  • 22 Relationships: Daddy / Boy by Tim G. and Lawrence Fox
  • 28 We can't make these things up!
  • 30 Practical: Storage Canister You Can Make by S. benedick
  • 32 Book reviews: Erotic Bondage by Jay Wiseman by Steve Vakesh
  • 34 Book reviews: Guide to Getting it On by Mitch Kessler
  • 37 S/Mart shopper
  • 38 Community matters: Legal Issues in New York, Louisiana, Baltimore & Massachusetts
  • 40 Relationships: The Hong Kong Scene by Decima
  • 46 Adam & Gillian's Corner
  • 48 Practical: Effective Clothespins by Gillian
  • 50 IMHO: Why I Like to Watch by Michael Kraft

issue 39Issue Thirty-nine

  • Cover: Gerrie Blum, also known as Gillian
  • 2 Practical: In Search of the Real Tawes by Mitch
  • 4 Readers' forum
  • 5 From the publishers by Gerrie & Mitch
  • 6 Practical: The Appeal of Breath Control by Mitch Kessler
  • 12 Community matters: A Salute to Anthony F. DeBlase / Fledermaus by A.V. Charles
  • 14 Relationships: Writing a Successful Personal Ad by Nikki
  • 20 Practical: Flashing the Balisong by Mitch
  • 24 Practical: Temporary Play Piercings by Stephen
  • 30 Practical: CB2000, The Modern Male Chastity Device by Frank Miller & Mitch
  • 34 Centerfold: Wanda & Leopold von Sacher Masoch
  • 36 We can't make these things up!
  • 38 S/Mart shopper
  • 40 Practical: Japanese Bondage by Cree
  • 42 Book reviews: D/s by Gary Kadet
  • 44 Book reviews: BullWhip by Andrew Conway by J Lurlbutt
  • 47 Book reviews: When Someone You Love is Kinky by Dossie Easton & Catherine Lizst
  • 49 Book reviews: Sex Lover's Book of Lists by David Copeland & Ron Louis
  • 50 Community matters: Running a Community Organization by Mitch & Gerrie
  • 50 IMHO: I'm Not a Kid by Any
  • 52 Community matters: Community Issues - Paddleboro, MA; ES, NY; Flings, PA
  • 54 Community matters: Does Leather Have a Future by Joseph Bean
  • 56 Relationships: Woof! the Human Canine by Michael Masterson
  • 60 Practical: Breath Play Safety Rules
  • 62 Adam & Gillian's Corner