Editors note: I want to appologize for our silence over the last few weeks. We moved unexpectively and couldn’t get the time to edit the show. We will be releasing one more episode in 2019.

This week we talk to Algernon, a kinkster who is on the autism spectrum, but he is so much more than that!

Article: I tried rope bondage as a coping mechanism for my anxiety

Link: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/9kx9y5/i-tried-rope-bondage-as-a-coping-mechanism-for-my-anxiety

John from Louisiana – Fitting in has always been an issue for me. In school, I was always the outcast. Now that I’ve joined what is, in essence, a group of outcasts (the BDSM community) I feel that I am an outcast there too. How do I go about fitting in?
Cindy from New Mexico – Whenever I attend events, it always seems like I can never find people to play with. Everyone seems to be already paired off and ready to play. How do I approach people for play or possibly a relationship?
xMartinx from Discord – In a recent episode, rope squirrel spoke about his introduction to the community. However, I wanted to ask some followup questions
* When did you get involved?
* What was your first experience like and how did that go?
* You said you regretted your first scene, why? What happened?

If you are looking for our older format episodes, check out the archives

Article: The Unique Grief of Ending a BDSM Relationship

Link: https://www.autostraddle.com/the-unique-grief-of-ending-a-bdsm-relationship/

Product Review: Rose Gag by Zalo

Ritzy Cracker’s Review: I really liked this gag. Firstly, the packaging. Opening it reveals an almost premium feel. After removing the lid I was presented with one of my favorite things about the gag which I don’t think was intended, the bag to put the gag in after discarding the box. I spent a good amount of time rubbing the bag against my face because it was so soft.

Then there is the gag itself. It has a very comfortable texture. I tried it on myself and didn’t have any issues with it, which has been a probelm for me with some gags. I especially like the rose gag as it ads an unusual bit of elegance to the gag. Best of all, the rose was removable to reveal a breathing hole therefore the gag could be used with people who have breathing issues or at least who don’t like the restricitveness of gags.

The strap to secure it had gold plating and the entire gag has a very premium look and feel. I am very happy with this product and would love to see what else they have in their lineup. It would certainly turn a head or two.

Link to purchase: https://www.zalousa.com/products/zalo-upko-doll-designer-collection-rose-ball-gag

Special thanks to Zalo for sending us a product to review. We really appreciate it. If you have a product you’d like reviewed on the show, please contact us as [email protected]

Disclaimer: We were provided a review sample, however Zalo was not given copy approval of this review. Our opinions are our own. The link above is NOT a referral link of any kind and does not directly benefit us in any way. If you do purchase one, please let them know you heard about it from Kink in the Chain.

Kayla from South Carolina – My scenes are becoming stale. I try and try and come up with creative things, but it never seems to work. I end up reverting back to my tried and true. Do you have any advice to get my fires of creativity going once more? I’m worried people may lose interest in playing with me if I can’t, to borrow a comedian saying, come up with some new material.
Ritzy’s Rants: Body Image and BDSM
Mary from New York – I know all kinds of people and lots of people have asked to play with me. I’m hesitant because I don’t know if they are safe or not. How do I find out?

If you are looking for our older format episodes, check out the archives

Puppy Fifi
Interview with Puppy Fifi We talk about GLLA and her corner of the world as well as her BDSM upbringing
Fetlife Link: https://fetlife.com/users/7756854
Tim from Wisconsin – I am thinking about running for a leather title. I’ve been in the community for a number of years and it sounds like a good thing to do. I think I can do good work during my title year. My question is, what should I know going in?
Jet from Massachusetts – The kink community has given me so much. I see people running events and want to help. What is the best way to approach doing this. I want to give back. Are there any downsides to doing so?
Kayla from Washington – I want to learn more about electrical play, however, I am from a very small town the closest event is several hours away. What are my options? Is the internet a good option?

If you are looking for our older format episodes, check out the archives