This week we are talking about writing your own erotic fiction based on the article created for us by Victoria Blisse. But before we go into that we are talking about what we got up to this last weekend during Sexhibition.
For anyone who doesn't know sexhibition is an event that happens each year in Manchester. This year it was at a new venue but unfortunatly we got to see even less of it than ever. We were running our flogger workshop.
We have a little moan because if you have ever worked at one of these events you know how much fun it is but it is the hardest you can work over a three day weekend.
On the Saturday there was a lot of latex and lingerie on the cat walk, and the Sunday was a lot more about the kinkier side of things.
And well done to everyone who won awards
They are an amazing group of people who give so much of their time to teaching people about testicular cancer. Something that is so easy to treat but men (and women) have no idea what to look for. We love supporting them and they do amazing work.
The most important lesson from the article is just get started. You are not going to be great when you start out and that is OK. You don't have to be. Write something you enjoy and take it from there.
I was talking to Quinn this week and she is writing just for herself. Why not.
Go and get your dirth thoughs on paper
This weekend we are at Sexhibition in Manchester, if you are going to be there make sure you say hi.
Porn has changed, thanks to the Internet not only is it easy to get but it is also now very easy to make. We all have cameras in our pockets that can shoot high quality video and even upload it directly to the Internet if you need to.
With people like the amazing Pandora Blake making their own incredibly successful porn sites like Dreams of Spanking, the field has really opened up to just about anyone who wants to make porn.
If you are going to make your own porn make sure you are prepared for people you know, will see it, and know what you are doing. You shouldn't be asshamed of it. But make sure you are happy for your mum and your friends to know.
Before you jump into this with your partner make sure you have discussed what you are going to do. It might not be a 5 minute discussion, be prepared for it to take a while (months?) before you can land on something you are both comfortable with.
Be prepared to see into a process that just isn't sexy. Unless you want to have a run and gun style approach where you film it impromptu as it were then you are going to have to deal with things like lighting, camera positions (blocking), audio, props.
There is a lot of skill in filming and one benefit of filming your own porn is you can learn these skills.
I wrote a piece for EAN called "Is your vibrator spying on you". Based on a talk a pair of DefCon hackers did a few weeks ago on how to hack WeVibe vibrators. Besides the hackers being able to take over the vibrator and control it themselves.
The much more worrying part was how much information WeVibe was collecting from the app and sending back to their data center. Every time the vibe was used or the user changed the settings they were told.
Make sure you know what the laws say where you live. You need to make sure you are not breaking the law by making your own films. That goes above and beyond the problems Dreams of Spanking ran into when the UK decided it wanted to moderate the online content being created.
We are actually going to have an article on this very subject very soon but there are somethings that are worth knowing because you can break the law very easily.
While it is fine to film male ejaculation as much as you like, as soon as you film female ejaculation you have broken the law in the UK.
It is OK to see moderate harm committed to a person in a film in the UK, but as soon as it is more than "moderate" then it is illegal. What is more than "moderate", it turns out it can be as little as reddening the skin or leaving marks of any kind.
Again once you have filmed it happening you are in posession of an illegal video. There is a lot more to know about the UK porn laws, so if you are thinking of filming anything in the UK make sure you understand them.
There are still legal problems even if you keep the video for yourself. But on top of that you need to think about the other person. What happens if later you and this other person fall out? They might be the love of your life right now but they may not be later. Make sure you are both protected.
One area the UK gets very right is revenge porn. Putting out film of your ex partner without their consent can mean fines and even prison time.
If you want to make money from your porn films you can do that as well. The Internet lets you put your films out there for the world to see, and there is going to be a huge group of people who love what you do.
This weeks podcast is based on this weeks article by Girl on the Net called DIY Sex toys - how to do it yourself (and how not to).
We have all thought about making our own sex toys (some more than others) and there is a whole world of stuff you can do out there from wooden spoons right the way through to getting a kit like one of ours and making something from scratch.
If you do decide to make your own toys please be careful, you can put things inside you that will take a doctor to get them out, and that really isn't something any of us want.
But if you do want a laugh at some of the things people have put inside themselves then take a look at Radiopedia's Rectal Foreign Bodies page.
Sexhbition is the erotic event of the year with a huge show and tons of vendors for you to get all your kinky wears and have a great time.
From Friday 19th to Sunday 21st in Manchester, you can get your tickets here.
We will be there making the mini-flogger for the lovely Sexhibitionists, it will be a lot of fun.
Finally we ended with what Scarletteen has to say about DIY sex toys. A great resource for teens and really anyone.
Thanks for listening, if you want to find us or tell us what you have done with DIY sex toys. Talk to us on twitter or email podcast at kinkcraft dot co
Going back to the podcast we did on Camgirls a fan tells us what she gets from watching shows on her own or with her partner. Thank you.
Is it just about the little hats? What do you think about when someone says "Burlesque" to you? We think about movement and dance, with comedy and comment thrown in.
The word comes from the Italian word "Burla" meaning joke, ridicule, or mockery. The origin of it as a form goes back to the 16th and 17th century where it was a form of parody theatre.
Nudity wasn't part of Burlesque until America got it's hands on it. It died off as an art around the middle of the 20th century, and was then revived around the 1970's.
Check out her great book "Burlesque and the art of the teese", only £19.99 on Amazon. Well worth getting, and when you turn it over it's all about fetish.
Part of the london burlesque festival it actually takes place a number of times a year. It happens over the course of a week, you can check out the audtions over the course of week, then on the Friday and Saturday they have the actual show where the games take place.
They key thing for us is just how varied it is. No two shows are ever the same, even when put on by the same performer every one brings their own take to the art.
In a few weeks we will be at Sexhibition and there is going to be an amazing show. But we are not goign to get to see any of it.
If you get a chance to check out Pyrohex they are worth watching.
If you are looking for a fair and would like some entertainment thrown in then check outAlternative & Burlesque fair.
Did you know that since 1963 they only put on reviews that start with the letter F. Check out the wikipedia article for more details.