(No, this is not about British rock band The Kinks)

How do you keep a long-term BDSM relationship fresh and exciting?

Say what?, you may be wondering. How could a BDSM relationship ever be boring?

Apparently, it can get to that point, just like any vanilla relationship can and most often does, reports an online magazine called Kink Weekly — which describes itself as “an online magazine for those interested in BDSM, no matter your orientation, role or identity. It is updated each week with articles, photography, erotic writing and reviews about all things kinky. We started the web site to provide a source of curated, educational and informative content both for those new to exploring the scene as well as long time veterans.”

In an article on Long-term BDSM, Baadmaster writes:

When you first enter the BDSM lifestyle, you are like a kid in a candy store. There are so many BDSM activities to explore; how can anyone get bored around here? But, sooner or later, monotony … will creep into most relationships, from the most vanilla of vanilla to the most TPE of TPE (total power exchange).

And then he provides some tips on keeping your relationship “spanking new.”

Another post in this week’s edition of Kink Weekly highlights an article about “discussing your involvement in BDSM with your healthcare professional.” It also provides tips on playing safely, something that should be first and foremost in the minds of everyone who is involved in this unconventional lifestyle.

As you might imagine, there is a lot to be read on Kink Weekly’s site, including fiction, buying guides, and more.

About Sunday Reads posts: This is a weekly feature giving us all a chance to point to an article or two or three that we found interesting in the preceding week, or the morning of. They can be offbeat, humorous, weighty commentary, whatever. So, if you have any recommendations, please point to them in the readers’ comments section below.

— Jillian

Photo: X Fanny whips Mr. Barville. Painting by Edouard-Henri Avril (1849-1928). Source: Wikipedia/http://www.arterotismo.com/PaulAvril/index1.htm