Author: Mistress Eva

Safeword Podcast in WIRED

Safeword Podcast got a mention on WIRED in an incredible piece on how eroticism is shifting with Isolation in COVID-19.

On a recent episode of Safeword, a BDSM podcast hosted by Mistress Eva, she discussed, along with fetish photographer and writer Dirk Hooper, how their community is finding ways to embrace unforeseen limitations and “eroticize social distancing.” Added Hooper, “Now is the time to get creative, and try new stuff.” One example Eva shared was a virtual leather social, which is exactly what you think it is: a group video call that features bootblacking, self-flagellation, and leathercare, among other carnal releases.


Read ‘Muscle Giants, Zoom Orgies, and the New Erotics of Isolation’ on WIRED.

Launch: Why Did We Start the Safeword Podcast?

The release of the Safeword Podcast happens to come at pivotal time. Our world is experiencing a singular and common circumstance and it is unraveling our shared strengths and weaknesses. We are reminded that we are linked together in life, navigating a shared humanity.

I was inspired to start the Safeword Podcast because of just this realisation. Every Sunday I make a point to ask open questions on my Twitter account. These questions ask about motivations, desires and even simply tips on how we could navigate our kinky lives. Sometimes they are about what fetishes we like and other times it has been about why we think people may be submissive or Dominant.

I asked these questions because I simply wanted more from my social media experience, but the responses quickly revealed a greater depth. They revealed to me how deeply each individual wanted to share and how much that they wanted to be understood. That they want to be accepted, to contribute and often that they haven’t yet figured it all out.

Their responses were also beyond informative and truly inspirational, a pool of knowledge I couldn’t have expected. It revealed the power of the community and it inspired a drive in me – their words deserve to be heard; and the Safeword Podcast is my attempt at helping to make this happen. In each episode we read the responses of the kink community and Dirk and I discuss our own thoughts, stories and fantasies.

Many of you will be being told to practice social distancing and lay low. These times will be challenging, but we need to be aware that we are in this together. We may not be able to be share physical space, but we can use this time to remember how much we share otherwise – our vulnerabilities and hope; our desires and drivers; and our common humanity. As a community we will survive this – like all that we have already overcome.

Listen to the podcast that we did on Coronavirus and the BDSM Community

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