Tag Archive for cheating

Pandarus: the gatekeeper of consent

Chaucer’s main source material when he wrote his epic poem Troilus and Criseyde was Boccaccio’s Il Filostrato. In Il Filostrato Troilio is a rather straightforward young man who pursues the beautiful Cressida and meets with little resistance. Their coming together is rather simple, and in the prologue, Boccaccio’s narrator even identifies with Troilio as a lover. Chaucer’s take is a… Read more →

Harper Eliot’s Guide to Surviving Drop Alone

In light of several conversations on twitter and some of my own personal experiences, I have been considering drop. Sub-drop in particular, although top-drop too. And, as I feel sure exist, various other kinds of drop. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, drop is the often-experienced sense of loss/blues/emotion experienced after an intense (BDSM) ‘scene’. It can manifest… Read more →