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Angela Jones

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781479842964

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479842964.001.0001

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Getting Kinky Online

Getting Kinky Online

The Diffuse Life and BDSM Play

(p.203) 9 Getting Kinky Online

Angela Jones

NYU Press

“Kink” is an umbrella term used to describe a range of non-normative sexual practices. Performing kink and catering to taboo sexual desires can be quite lucrative. In the camming industry, performers argue that in their kinky interactions with clients, they explore their sexual desires, better understand their sexual subjectivity, and, in the process, find empowerment and pleasure. Cam models who perform kink shows and do fetish work see their work as having positive effects on their lives and the lives of their clients. It is crucial that, in camming, customers can have pleasurable experiences exploring kink that they feel they cannot have offline. These kinky encounters online affect individuals’ lives offline, as well. Our offline and online experiences share a symbiotic relationship—our lives are diffuse. This chapter explores a range of kink work, which includes BDSM shows such as age play, incest play, foot fetish, blasphemy play, cuckolding, small penis humiliation, and race play. BDSM play on or offline can feel like an escape from the social systems that confine our desires and restrict our bodies, which does produce pleasure. However, various forms of BDSM play also reinforce existing systems of oppression such as White supremacy, patriarchy, cissexism, and transphobia.

Keywords:   kink, BDSM, diffuse lives, age play, incest play, foot fetish, blasphemy play, cuckolding, small penis humiliation, race play

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