This story features some power play and BDSM, but in fantasy form. If you’re looking to try kink/BDSM in real life, consent and safety practices are important! Luckily, there are a lot of resources out there to get you started: - Kink 101 Resources - A useful app for you and your partner to see where your fetishes overlap - A podcast discussing kink from a queer perspective - And of course, there’s always an autostraddle page! We know that the relationship between sex and spirituality can range from wonderful to very fraught. The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health has some great resources, including additional links to articles, organizations, and other media. If you want to learn more about the history of sexuality, but don’t want to wade through all of Foucault, here’s the sparknotes. Note that no one in this story uses protection, which was maybe normal in 1881, but there’s really no excuse in 2018.