October Podcast – Environmentalism, Sustainability and Sexuality with Asrik

In this month’s podcast, I interview sexuality educator, and environmental activist, Asrik. We discuss sustainability of the environment as well as kink communities, the notion of fate, compersion within polyamory, relationship dynamics, the notion of reducing waste… and finding ways for everyone, and the planet, to get the best end of the deal. Join us as we explore desire, faith, sex, passion… and falling in love with our planet through consent with all living things. Listen to this episode HERE. Podcast resources, links, and details Asrik contact information: http://cartographersoftransgression.wordpress.com https://fetlife.com/users/349846 http://twitter.com/#!/Asriksrava Environmentalism and Game Theory resources mentioned: Ishmael by Daniel…

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Specific Thanks…

In the past week and a half, I have been profoundly thankful. Tears have been shed, realities have been turned upside down, and its led to more than a few ahas. Some of them, I pray, will stick. I have sent out a LOT of thank you notes. I am still working on them, but there are a few folks who I have been unable, through a LOT of facebook, email and twitter searches to find. I tried google… some of you are slippery! So- Elisabeth: Thank you for the vitamin A… I am taking it daily 🙂 Eliza: thank…

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As the art goes up

Aiden and I moved into this apartment in May.  Every few weeks it feels more like our place, and less like a storage unit where we happen to have a bed. The first round of bookshelves went in, and the collections were combined. The kitchen was organized in a way we could both find and enjoy the space. Our full-wall bookshelves went in, spice racks were hung, and kimono went up in the stairwell. The altar supplies were sorted and organized. Our over-bed sex toy supply cabinet, and all the upper shelving went in. But today, 2 pieces of art…

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July Podcast – Consent, Journeys and Yes

Lee Harrington is joined this week by Mollena Williams and Dan & dawn as he leads a discussion on consent. They range in topic from how to say no, how to say yes, negotiation, the Consensual Project, safe words and linguistics. Lee and Mollena also share some very personal examples where consent was not respected. Plus, bathhouses, sneaky penis and a bucket of worms. http://eroticawakening.libsyn.com/ea128-say-yes Listen to the Erotic Awakening Podcast by clicking on the below for iTunes or here for all other subscription possibilities Want to Ask Lee? Click here to email Lee Harrington   If so moved…  …

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Why?

“Why is the sky blue?” “Why are people starving in the world?” “Why did they die?” The child mind wants to know and understand the world.  Why, why, why?  Tell me more, let me absorb knowledge, let me understand. And yet, when the adult mind hears the question Why, it seems as if it triggers an egoic reaction.  If we do not know Why, to whatever the Why is, we can feel ignorant, uninformed, or as if there was some sort of cheating that took place in the world.  “I don’t know why the sky is blue” the mind says,…

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Journaling on my Journal?

Back in the day this journal used to be my journal.  In 1998 I put up “Welcome to the MortalCity,” an homage to my sexual journey and Dar Williams.  Back on the PC-EZ servers.  Early edgy sexuality journal voices, our voices echoing back and forth to each other across the pixels and poor layouts that seemed so refined for the time. 13 years later, it has shifted from MortalCity to RopeLover to PassionAndSoul.  The names alone are a story of my life- from goth childling to adult performer to cosmopolitan sadhu.  I write introspective pieces that will reach out to…

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May Podcast: The Spiritual Calling of Mastery and Slavery with Aiden Fyre

This week, Lee is joined by Aiden Fyre to discuss their path toward the sacred path to Mastery and Slavery, sharing their journey together and how they got there. They share about their own recent commitment & ownership ceremony, their paths in faith, definitions for M/s, D/s, and Topping & Bottoming, and far more. Enjoy the podcast here.  You can find out more about Aiden at AidenFyre.com. Music on today’s episode is the song Joie De Vivre from the album Yami Kallima by Pocket Universe Got a question or comment for Lee? You can “Ask Lee” at Lee@passionandsoul.com And you can find…

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Bonus April Podcast: Zen, Bondage and Authenticity with JD

In this bonus podcast, I find myself in San Francisco interviewing JD on zen, bondage, philosophy for authenticity, and the intersections on kink, sex, passion, and eastern philosophy. Even with extra Alan Watts! http://eroticawakening.com/files/ea114.php JD is member of the internationally renowned bondage duo Two Knotty Boys. He is the producer of over 300 knot and rope bondage instructional videos, and is the coauthor of two popular rope bondage guidebooks, “Two Knotty Boys Showing You the Ropes” (2006) and “Two Knotty Boys Back on the Ropes” (2009). Aside from his work as an educator and promoter of the rope arts, he…

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The Mirror of Their Eyes

Aiden, my delicious and delightful human Property, my Boy, my Treasure… they just texted me.  Now, for those who know me, you should know that this is not a new thing.  Last month we crashed my phone having not cleared out the over 5000 messages he and I had sent back and forth in under 4 months.  When systems say “unlimited text messages,” we take them up on the offer. “She [a friend at University]can’t make it [to our Ownership ceremony] but was asking questions about D/s and I was faltering at explaining it well enough to her. [cut] What…

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Building Together

So often in our culture, we stumble into our relationships.  We meet, greet, fall in love- and simply expect it to work. Relationships that are built on dominance, submission, power exchange, control and surrender are profoundly radical not because they are non-egalitarian.  Non-egalitarian relationships are as old as time itself, and as someone who was raised with firm feminist ideologies, I can clearly see the destructive and corrupt nature of non-equal dynamics. What makes consensually constructed non-egalitarian relationships radical is that they are constructed.  They are built.  They are designed.  With eyes wide open, two or more individuals set out…

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