Sex Spoken Here: Sex Love Stories: R
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Today we will be talking about bisexuality and BDSM.
Joining me is Rudo Mashongomende. She is 33 years old, bisexual and she works in fashion. She has always been drawn to the world of BDSM but always felt, or was made to feel that it was a sordid world, so clearly she was perverted. She realises now that even as a teen she didn’t mind that, but finding like minded people, just to discuss it was the problem. She found Scarlet Ladies this year, and she was proudly part of their #italksex campaign. Turning 30 was very positive for her because she finally felt like she was in her prime, so she is allowing herself to do things she’s always been curious about. She went to her first Torture Garden last month, and she will now go to fetish events regularly, say once a every month or two. She has two subs whom she has just acquired, so she’s enjoying building dynamics with each of them. Being dominant feels so wonderfully natural, and is an effective outlet for the stresses of everyday life!
I asked Rudo to tell me about her background and culture. Rudo is Black British and is proud of this identification. She was raised Catholic and by choice attended church until she was 18.
I asked about her first sexual awareness and she told me that she first found she had an interest in some of the catalogue models in the men’s underwear section when she was about 11. She spoke of noticing ‘the bulges’ and having a physical response and even cutting out one picture to keep. She spoke about losing her virginity at 17 to a boyfriend and that this was a really positive experience. We spoke about how lucky she was to have a positive first sexual experience and she says that she still remembers it well.
Rudo talked about being heterosexual through university.
She told me she went to school in Brighton and that she went to a few gay bars and was aware of an attraction to women but didn’t want to act on it or even fully acknowledge this. She spoke about moving back to London and living with a partner for 5 years and during that relationship telling him that she realised she was attracted to women and wanted to have a threesome to explore this attraction. In the end, this didn’t happen and it wasn’t until after the relationship ended that she began to explore.
Rudo talked about finding a group through Meetup and making friends with bisexual women and that meeting people to experiment with flowed from here.
From there, we spoke about her interest in BDSM. She spoke about enjoying power exchange and enjoying being dominant. She spoke about finding partners through the Whiplr app and we talked a bit about the use of apps to find partners.
Finally we talked about Scarlet Ladies and the #italksex campaign and 23 Paul Street. Rudo spoke of her belief in gender equality especially when it comes to sex and desire. She spoke of the importance of speaking out in public so that change happens. We spoke about the joys of Scarlet Ladies and the wonders of 23 Paul Street.
You can find Rudo at:
23 Paul Street is the Gentleman’s Club we discussed.
You can find out more about Scarlet Ladies here.
Today we spoke about the transition from heterosexuality to bisexuality, BDSM and in particular dominant women, and the importance of gender equality when it comes to sex and desire. If you were triggered or if this resonates with you, do email me. In addition to emailing me at email@example.com for more information, you can find resources on the podcast pages as part of the podcast notes.
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