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Purple Passion

One of NYC’s very best leather/BDSM stores is Purple Passion/DV8, located in Chelsea. The retail store is currently closed, but they have recently revamped their website and added new products. I have known these folks personally for many years, and they are good people — especially Hilton, Lolita and Keith.

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“We have been sheltering in place and have been very busy updating our website,” the retailer announced in an email to its customers and friends. “We have added hundreds of new products and removed discontinued items. We now ship our web orders every Monday and Thursday, and Hilton is in the store to do phone orders and answer questions every Sunday and Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m.”

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Purple Passion also recently donated a large supply of exam gloves to local first responders!

If you are so inclined, please visit the Purple Passion website and place an order! They have a large assortment of BDSM gear. Or you can even purchase a gift certificate for a future visit to NYC.

GMSMA NewsLink

!NewsLink49-50Before I had this website, waaaaaay back a long time ago, I was a member of Gay Male SM Activists (GMSMA), a New York City-based organization. GMSMA aimed to promote safe, sane and consensual SM through three “pillars” — education, activism and social activities. Sadly, GMSMA closed up shop a few years back. (To read about that, click here.)

I was editor of NewsLink, the newsletter for GMSMA, for about five years, and I was recently going through some boxes of old stuff and I came across a bunch of old issues. Here is a sampling:

NewsLink_inside_JocksSM NewsLink_inside_TattooJourney_cover NewsLink_inside_TattooJourney_inside NewsLink45 NewsLink56I did not want to throw my extra copies away, so Hilton over at Purple Passion here in NYC graciously agreed to distribute them. You can stop by Purple Passion, located at 211 West 20th Street just west of 7th Avenues in Manhattan, and pick up a copy.

While you;re at it, you might want to buy something, because they are having a huge sale this week. They also have a very large stock of vintage magazines available for really cheap.

Click the box below for the Purple Passion website:


If you stop in, be sure to tell them that Metalbond sent you!