House of Milan

House of Milan (HOM) was a successful publisher of bondage magazines and BDSM videos, that was mostly run by fetish photographer and producer Barbara Behr. HOM was considered one of the three big houses during the so-called Golden Age of Bondage productions, along with Harmony Communications (later renamed to Harmony Concepts) and California Star (Calstar) from approximately the mid 1970s to the late 1990s. House of Milan was sold to Lyndon Distributors who occasionally reprints and reissues some of the magazines and films of HOM when it was an active company. Some of HOM's longest-running titles have included: Bondage Classics (1972 - 1991). Bondage in the Buff (1982 - 1999).

English language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and eventually became a global lingua franca. Named after the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to the area of Great Britain that would later take their name, England, both names ultimately deriving from the Anglia peninsula in the Baltic Sea. It is closely related to the Frisian languages, but its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages, particularly Norse (a North Germanic language), and to a greater extent Latin and French.

Coffee table book

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A coffee table book is an oversized, usually hard-covered book whose purpose is for display on a table intended for use in an area in which one entertains guests and from which it can serve to inspire conversation. Subject matter is predominantly non-fiction and pictorial (a photo-book). Pages consist mainly of photographs and illustrations, accompanied by captions and small blocks of text, as opposed to long prose. Since they are aimed at anyone who might pick up the book for a light read, the analysis inside is often more basic and with less jargon than other books on the subject.

Dennis Publishing

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Felix Dennis started in the magazine business in the late 1960s as one of the editors of the counterculture magazine OZ. In the mid-1970s, Dennis Publishing was born, beginning with a kung-fu magazine, Kung Fu Monthly. Dennis followed this up in the early 1980s by publishing titles in the emerging computer enthusiast sector, including Your Spectrum (later renamed Your Sinclair and sold to Future Publishing). Dennis has since maintained a foothold in the computer magazine business – until Maxims success in the US in the late 1990s, computer magazines were the mainstay of Dennis' magazine holdings, second only to Future Publishing in the UK.

French language

French (le français or la langue française ) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages. French evolved from Gallo-Romance, the spoken Latin in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d'oïl—languages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French (Francien) has largely supplanted. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages of Northern Roman Gaul like Gallia Belgica and by the (Germanic) Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders.

Mark Ramsden

In addition to his musical career, he has written reviews, profiles and technical pieces for Musician magazine, Making Music, Crime Time, and life style pieces for Dempster's magazine where he interviewed Marianne Faithfull. He has also regularly published fiction and articles for titles such as Skin Two, Latex Extra, Desire and The Erotic Review. His articles appeared in many fetish magazines. He was editor of Fetish Times in the mid-1990s and until 2009 was a regular columnist and astrologer for Forum Magazine. In 2008 he published the young adult novel War School. He has completed a collaboration with his wife, illustrator Ruth Ramsden, on the Dark Tantra Tarot tarot deck.


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A soundtrack, also written sound track, can be recorded music accompanying and synchronized to the images of a motion picture, book, television program, or video game; a commercially released soundtrack album of music as featured in the soundtrack of a film, video, or television presentation; or the physical area of a film that contains the synchronized recorded sound.

Wet and messy fetishism

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Wet and messy fetish (WAM), also known as sploshing, is a form of sexual fetishism whereby a person becomes aroused when copious amounts of a substance are applied to the naked skin, face, or to clothing. Several dozen websites are dedicated to WAM.

Smoking fetishism

Smoking fetishism (also known as capnolagnia) is a sexual fetish based on the pulmonary consumption (smoking) of tobacco, most often via cigarettes, cigars, and also, pipes and hookahs to some extent. As a fetish, its mechanisms regard sexual arousal from the observation or imagination of a person smoking, sometimes including oneself.


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Also in 2006, Expansion Magazine ranked Seattle as one of the top 10 metropolitan areas in the nation based on climates favorable to business expansion. In 2005, Forbes ranked Seattle as the most expensive American city for buying a house based on the local income levels. In 2013, however, the magazine ranked Seattle No. 9 on its list of the Best Places for Business and Careers. Operating a hub at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, Alaska Airlines maintains its headquarters in the city of SeaTac, next to the airport.


Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist (in jazz and popular music). Singers perform music (arias, recitatives, songs, etc.) that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers may perform as soloists or accompanied by anything from a single instrument (as in art song or some jazz styles) up to a symphony orchestra or big band.

Spanking literature

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It consists primary of novels/novellas and short stories, but also magazines. The context and settings of spanking literature varies: it may revolve around characters (for example a husband and wife) who are engaged in a Dominance and submission/Domestic discipline relationship, school corporal punishment, or the spanking of a housemaid by her mistress etc. Typically spanking literature aims at being erotic rather than pornographic, and within spanking literature itself the act of spanking often is (intended or not) erotic for either the spanker/s and/or the individual/s spanked (referred to in some uses as a 'spankee').

Satan in High Heels

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Producer Leonard Burtman was a major New York publisher of dozens of fetish magazines such as the pioneering Exotique, Bizarre Life, High Heels, Unique World, and Corporal. In 1962 a few of his publications ran photo-features promoting this film. The film score was composed, arranged and conducted by Mundell Lowe and the soundtrack album was originally released on the Charlie Parker label. The soundtrack was also released as Blues for a Stripper. In his review for the June 6, 1963 issue of Down Beat magazine, jazz critic John S.

Dita Von Teese

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Von Teese appeared on a number of fetish magazine covers, including Bizarre and Marquis. It was around this time when she appeared on the cover of Midori's book, The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage. Von Teese was featured in Playboy in 1999, 2001, and 2002, with a cover-featured pictorial in 2002. The German metal band Atrocity chose her as the cover model for their 2008 album, Werk 80 II. She has stated in print, "I love fetish for its powers of transformation and also for its beauty." Among her heroes of vintage fetish history are John Willie, Bettie Page, and Irving Klaw. Von Teese is best known for her burlesque routines and is frequently dubbed the "Queen of Burlesque" in the press.

Bondage pornography

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Eventually, he was arrested, his magazines and materials confiscated, and brought to trial. This led to the demise of the magazine in 1959. However, starting in 1960, Burtman (under a different imprint) would go on to publish many more fetish magazines that were nearly identical to Exotique such as New Exotique, Masque, Connoisseur, Bizarre Life, High Heels, Unique World, Corporal (a pioneering spanking-fetish magazine) and others well into the 1970s. New York photographer Irving Klaw also published illustrated adventure/bondage serials by fetish artists Eric Stanton, Gene Bilbrew, Adolfo Ruiz and others.

The Avengers (TV series)

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Some of the clothes seen in The Avengers were designed at the studio of John Sutcliffe, who published the AtomAge fetish magazine. Series scriptwriter Dennis Spooner said that the series would frequently feature Steed visiting busy public places such as the main airport in London without anyone else present in the scene. "'Can't you afford extras?' they'd ask. Well, it wasn't like that. It's just that Steed had to be alone to be accepted. Put him in a crowd and he sticks out like a sore thumb! Let's face it, with normal people he's weird. The trick to making him acceptable is never to show him in a normal world, just fighting villains who are odder than he is!"

Bara (genre)

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While erotic art accompanied by text had previously appeared in gay interest magazines – notably in the private circulation magazines Adonis (magazine) (1952) and Bara (1964), the former of which was the first gay magazine in Japan – Bara-Komi was the first magazine to publish gay manga exclusively. Despite its relatively recent emergence as an art form, gay manga belongs to a history of homosexuality in Japanese visual art dating back to shunga of the Edo period. Gengoroh Tagame cites the fetish magazine Fuzokukitan (1960-1974), which published gay content alongside straight and lesbian content, as a major influence on gay manga.

Fetish art

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Bondage magazine. Fetish magazine. Fetish model. Photomanipulation.

Zamil (rigger)

ArtSensual have had their work shown in fetish magazines, the daily press and radio stations as well as TV, magazines and podcasts. They have been voted “Best Performer” in 2008 by the international audience at BoundCon. Zamil became teacher of the Osada Ryu in 2007, teaching contemporary Kinbaku techniques to the interested student. He finished his study of the Osada Ryu in 2009. In the same year he became editor-in-chief of the German Bondage Magazine.

Tana Louise

She contributed regularly to the fetish magazine Exotique, as both a columnist and model, she and even married the owner of the magazine, Leonard Burtman. Among the photographers that she worked with was Irving Klaw. In 1950, she was accused of hitting fellow stripper, Emerald Forrest, over the head with a club. When asked of the charges, Louise responded: "T'ain't so". By the late 1950s, her marriage to Burtman had begun to deteriorate, and they divorced. Soon after, she left the magazine and disappeared from the public eye. She was one of the most famous fetish models of her day, but, as time went on, she was overshadowed by her peer, Bettie Page.


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Professional dominatrices can be seen advertising their services online and in print publications which carry erotic services advertising, such as contact magazines and fetish magazines that specialise in female domination. The precise number of women actively offering professional domination services is unknown. Most professional dominatrices practice in large metropolitan cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and London, with as many as 200 women working as dominatrices in Los Angeles.

Sanshi Funayama

Funayama's artwork first appeared in the early 1960s in Fuzokukitan, a fetish magazine that published gay content alongside straight and lesbian content. He later contributed to Bara, a private circulation gay magazine, and Barazoku, the first commercially-published gay magazine in Japan. From the 1970s until the late 1990s, Funayama disappeared from public life, and did not publish or circulate art for over three decades. In 1999, he resurfaced to submit two illustrations to the magazine G-men, with a promise to submit additional works. No further works were submitted by Funayama which, combined with his presumed advanced age, led his contemporaries to assume he had died.