Sep 252008
 

Worth Exploring

The Liberator Flagship Store in Atlanta: Worth Exploring

Curving through the industrial park, glancing at the large brick warehouses and factories on either side, we weren’t sure that we were in the right place. Mind you, Atlanta’s premiere S&M dungeon is in a similar park, but it still wasn’t where we expected to find the flagship store now famous for the big blue sex cushion that George Clooney and Tilda Swinton enjoy in Burn After Reading! But, we were on the right path, and it was worth well worth the 1.5 hour trip from Athens, GA. Tentatively stepping up the short flight of stairs and ringing the bell, we were ushered into a lush and luxurious palace of decadent sexuality: The Liberator Flagship Store. I had never before seen a store like this; a posh sexual playground filled with premium toys, exclusive lingerie styles, and a cornucopia of sexual gear and furniture that make George Clooney’s character (and his homemade basement monkey rocker) look unimaginative. Read the details, and view more photos, after the jump:

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Jun 022008
 

Psst, come on over tonight. He knows and he’s cool with it, plus the kids miss you. We can all play Wii together!

Tilda Swinton

When I speak to university students I am often met with gasps of disbelief if I suggest that for a small (but very real) subculture, long term, romantic love isn’t limited to two people. Some undergrads blink with confused dismay, but I notice those few that are wide-eyed with envy, or perhaps recognition. Yes, I see you back there, staring at me over your crossword. Got your attention now, don’t I?

Every now and then someone sneaks over to me after a class or workshop and quietly peeps “Do you only work with singles and couples? I mean…do you know much about…other…relationships? Not swinging or cheating, but…bigger families…of adults?”

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