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Janet W Hardy Talks Kink at Sh! in October

Exciting news, kinksters!

Janet W Hardy, Author, Speaker & Teacher is coming to town and she’ll be hosting a talk at Sh!

Here’s the class blurb: Mommy’s hard palm, Daddy’s big belt, Coach’s paddle, Mistress’s cane: few BDSM activities are as erotically and emotionally charged as spanking. Whether you’re a jaded aficionado or a nervous-but-excited novice, there’s always more to learn about the craft and art of butt-whacking. Come discover how to negotiate the scene you want, play the roles that excite you, pace a spanking for maximum pain and/or pleasure, understand your partner’s anatomy and physiology, surf the pain so you can accept the sensations you crave, choose implements for sensation and drama, select positions appropriate to your goals, and much more.

We are so excited our butt cheeks are practically quivering!

We’re expecting this talk to sell out quickly, so best be booking your ticket now:

Where: Sh! 31-35 Pitfield Street, London N1 6HB

When: Friday 5th October | 6:30pm

Price: £15 per person

Book your ticket here: Warm Hand, Warm Heart


For those of you new to or unfamiliar with sluthood or ethical kink, here’s what you need to know about Janet:

Janet-W-Hardy-Doing-Up-TieJanet W. Hardy is the author or coauthor of twelve groundbreaking books about relationships and sexuality, including The Ethical Slut (more than 200,000 copies sold to date, including the third edition published in 2017 by Ten Speed Press).

Janet has traveled the world as a speaker and teacher on topics ranging from ethical multipartner relationships to erotic spanking and beyond. She has appeared in documentary films (Slut, Beyond Vanilla, Vice and Consent, BDSM: It’s Not What You Think), television shows (SexTV, The Dr. Susan Block Show), and more radio shows than she can count.

Janet’s writing has appeared in publications as various as The Sondheim Review, Clamor and EIDOS. Her book Girlfag: A Life Told In Sex and Musicals was a finalst for both the Lambda Literary Award and the Bisexual Book Award, and her essay “Ex” was a finalist in the Event and New Letters creative nonfiction contests. “The Portal,” a very personal essay about vaginas and their relationship to gender (which is not necessarily what one might think), appeared in Best Sex Writing 2010 (Cleis Press, 2009), and “The Old Folks At Home,” an essay about aging in an ambiguously gendered relationship, appeared in Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation (Seal Press, 2010).

Janet serves as Editorial Director for Greenery Press, the firm she founded in 1992, as well as for Down There Press. She also runs The Active Voice, which offers editorial, event and promotional consulting.

She often fantasizes about being handcuffed to Stephen Sondheim’s piano.


With no less than 12 must-read books about relationships and sexuality written or co-written by Janet, it can be tricky to know where to start. Here are our top four picks:

Topping

Bottoming

The Sexually Dominant Woman

The Ethical Slut

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