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A whole room full of filthy minds

Posted at 23:14 on 11 Mar 2014 by Pandora / Blake

Eroticon 2014 - photo by Cara SutraLast weekend I was at Eroticon 2014, the conference for sex bloggers, sex writers and writers of erotic fiction. I travelled to Bristol on Friday night to attend the meet and greet, and avoid a crack of dawn start on Saturday morning, as I was scheduled to speak in the opening keynote at 10am. Conference organiser (and all-round good egg) Ruby Kiddell had kindly offered to let me stay in her hotel room on Friday night, to make things easier. Given we had never met this was incredibly lovely of her. Ruby is a very impressive woman and it was an honour to get to know her this weekend.

She had sent me the room number by text, so when I got off the coach I found the hotel, made my way up to her floor and just knocked. She opened it and without bothering to introduce ourselves we leapt into each other arms for a massive hug: "HIIII! It's so good to meet you!" Travelling to a random hotel in a new city and opening the door to hug someone I'd never met before: I love that these things have become normal in the world of the online sex community.

That surreal combination of newness and familiarity continued all evening. I walked into the bar and a dozen unfamiliar faces lit up with recognition. Total strangers waved me over: "Pandora! Hi!" I had no idea who any of these people were, but they knew me, and I was looking forward to getting to know them. Most erotic writers and sex bloggers protect their anonymity online, so as one of the few people present whose face is attached to my name, I stood out. I'm actually pretty shy in groups of people I don't know yet, so this suited me fine. In fact I was grateful when people came up and introduced themselves; it made me feel instantly welcomed, and was so much easier than standing around trying to work out who to approach. When no-one was coming up and saying hello, it gave me the confidence to do the same, and so I got chatting to a lot of new people that night.

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Tags: Eroticon, events, making a scene, Politics, public speaking

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Why my breasts are sore today

Posted at 19:01 on 12 Mar 2014 by Pandora / Blake

Pandora Blake: wrists bound. Image from Dreams of Spanking

D bound my wrists and led me through to the spare room, smiling. He slung the rope over the top of the weights cage, pulled it down and my hands up, and tied it tight. The rope wasn't thick enough for me to comfortably hang my weight from it, so instead I reached up and grasped the bar above my head. In the mirror I watched my torso stretch taut.

He kissed me, touched my thighs and my breasts, pulled my head back by the hair to kiss my neck. He spanked me as if to say hello to my body, and I exhaled slowly, feeling the tingling as my skin woke up. Then he walked away.

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Tags: BDSM, bondage, breast punishment, breast slapping, conscious kink, D, dominance and submission, flogger, kink, rough sex

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Sex and censorship

Posted at 00:05 on 20 Mar 2014 by Pandora / Blake

Eroticon 2014 - photo by Cara Sutra

When the opening panel of a conference comprises a writer, a pornographer and a lawyer, you know youre set for an intelligent, stimulating weekend.

Kristina Lloyd - Eroticon 2014

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Tags: censorship, Dreams of Spanking, Eroticon, Extreme porn legislation, Fairtrade porn, Kink activism, Politics, public speaking, Sites and studios

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Newsflash! Feminist porn isn't news

Posted at 00:17 on 24 Mar 2014 by Pandora / Blake

@MartinDaubney: The rise of social, ethical, shared porn for women. Today's @thesunnewspaper with @NichiHodgson

Given my general hatred of all things tabloid, I was surprised to learn that I'd been mentioned in the Sun newspaper. Even more surprised to learn that the article - on "the rise of social, ethical, shared porn for women" - has a positive spin.

Pandora Blake has a brilliant spanking website which shows you how to do it. Women like these more educational porn sites, so they can put it into practice in real life and let fantasy bleed into reality. Men tend to use porn in isolation, women want the porn experience to enrich sex with their partners.

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Tags: Fairtrade porn, Female gaze, media, Politics, Sites and studios

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Empower yourself through porn

Posted at 18:40 on 26 Mar 2014 by Pandora / Blake

How to empower yourself through DIY porn, by Pandora Blake

It's weird to me how many producers in the adult industry are jealous about their knowledge. A lot of people are reluctant to share info that's seen as "insider", and it baffles me. How are we going to make porn more diverse, more ethical and more transparent if we don't open the gates and let people in? I get people coming to me all the time asking me for info about how to get started in porn. My advice may not be perfect but I'm happy to give it.

It seems silly to me to be threatened by the idea of having more competition in the porn industry. Porn is inherently, absolutely personal and everyone has something different to offer. I have my audience, you will find yours and there's more than enough to go round. There's really no need to guard our "industry secrets" so closely.

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Tags: Body positivity, Fairtrade porn, Female gaze, Gender politics, Kink activism, media, Politics, Sites and studios

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Sinful Sunday: first date spanking

Posted at 10:12 on 30 Mar 2014 by Pandora / Blake

I spent a lovely evening on Friday in the company of D, Molly Moore and her husband Signs, where the conversation over dinner ranged from blogging and SEO to spanking, fantasy and polyamory.

They encouraged me to participate in Sinful Sunday, so here's my contribution for this week. This is a photo I took of my friends Nimue Allen and Andrew Shada last September on a spanking shoot.

It was Andrew's first day exploring the wonderful world of creating spanking video and so for his first film, I came up with the idea of a newbie top trying spanking for the first time, encouraged by his more experienced date. Both of them are switches, which always lends a lovely empathy to a scene, and Nimue's enthusiastic sensuality as she urged Andrew to spank her harder was incredibly sexy to watch!

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Tags: Dreams of Spanking, Nimue Allen, otk spanking, Performers and producers, Sinful Sunday, wooden paddle

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