Caning Fetish & the Surprising Reason Behind Its Popularity

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Why do people enjoy the sharp sting and intimidating “woosh” of a rattan cane? Pro Domme and lifestyle fetishist, Miss Ruby Marks shares caning basics plus digs into the fascinating cultural psychology behind this fetish. 

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Giantess Fetish with Giantess Katelyn Brooks

Giantess fetish has never been more popular. Across the internet, more & more (mostly) men are diving into this once obscure kink. What’s the appeal of being a tiny, bite-sized man at the whim of a powerful, giant woman? Giantess Katelyn Brooks tells us why she and so many of her fans enjoy these fantasies of control & capture.

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What’s The Fuss About #NoNutNovember?

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