Welcome to the Joy of Kink

Welcome from Michael Samadhi

A tip of my hat in welcome!

Welcome, willkommen, and bienvenue.  You’ve discovered Michael Samadhi’s Joy of Kink, a blog about alternative sexuality.  I’m your  host and humble narrator, and my name is Michael Samadhi (imagine that!)

I began my journey into the world of Kink back in 1980, just a few months shy of my 18th birthday.  The inaugural event, starting my own explorations of the joys of kink, was the occasion of tying my girlfriend up for the first time. By a strange twist of fate, the date was forever etched in my memory – Monday, December 8, 1980.  

After I’d trussed my girlfriend up spread eagled with some cotton clothesline, but not long after I’d initiated the actual sex act, an announcement came over the radio that was playing in the background .  John Lennon had just been shot and killed.  As I sit writing this early on New Year’s eve, the last day of 2013, I realize the 33rd anniversary of that occasion has just passed, less than a month before.

New Year’s eve is a time of festivity for many, but I prefer reflection on this particular evening.   The eve of another year seems to be a particularly good point to reflect on all the wonderful experiences my journey through BDSM and Kink, particularly so because this past year has been the most amazing of my journey.  And that’s really saying a lot, it’s truly been a wonderful life.  While I may have regrets about a fair number of specific occurrences from my life, I have no regrets about my kinky experiences, or the role Kink and BDSM have played in creating my memories.

Having been given so much by Kink, it seems only fair that I give back. With that in mind, I’m here to do my best at sharing the wealth of experience and knowledge I’ve built over the last 32 years.

World of Kink

The world of Kink can be a place where untold pleasures are unlocked, but it can also be a a world that is both scary and intimidating to fantasize about or consider, let alone enter.  With the surprising popularity of the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy by E.L. James, there has been a sudden increase in interest from people who got their first look at the world of BDSM and Kink from that series.

It seems to me that while people across the world are continually finding hidden and submerged desires and sexual interests, there are catalysts like 50 Shades of Grey that do serve to bring about (more or less) a mass movement towards heightened awareness in alternative sexuality. Just as the sexual revolution of the 1960’s and early 1970’s spawned a groundbreaking book on sexuality named The Joy of Sex, it seems to me that the more recent revolutions in sexuality call for new source material, and a new medium.

With that in mind, I proudly present for your approval, Michael Samadhi’s Joy of Kink blog.  As the host of the Kit Kat Klub says in the classic musical Cabaret:

Leave you troubles outside!

So – life is disappointing? Forget it!

We have no troubles here! Here life is beautiful…

The girls are beautiful…

Even the orchestra is beautiful!

Yes, my friends, everything is beautiful here at the Joy of Kink.  And, even if it might not always seem so at first glance, and despite how our world may be portrayed in sensationalist TV dramas, BDSM and kink is really all about trust, intimacy, fantasy, and ultimately the satisfaction of our deepest sexual desires.

Don’t we all benefit when we have more of those in our lives?

Welcome to friends new, old, and yet unmade.  Welcome to the Joy of Kink.