Aaron M. Laxton is a National HIV/AIDS Advocate, Activist and Public Speaker and is also a contributor to www.thebody.com. Aaron was diagnosed with HIV on June 6, 2011 and instantly began making regular video blogs about his journey with HIV. To date Aaron’s Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/laxtona has been viewed by over 65,000 people in 25 countries. Aaron was recently pinned in Mama’s Family as Mama’s Kinky Educator for his work within the field of HIV/AIDS education, prevention and outreach. Aaron soon hopes to be a member of Blue Max Leather Club in St. Louis, Missouri but can be found throughout the United States. In October Aaron will be competing for the title of Mr. Midwest Leather at Bad Dog in St. Louis, Missouri.
July 10, 2012
This week I will explore the phenomenon of new technology, specifically social media applications that are used within the Leather, BDSM and Kink communities. I would dare say that we are all aware of applications such as but not limited to Grindr, Scruff or Recon however most of us have probably have not given much thought to their use is shaping our community. This article will attempt to examine the pros and cons. It is not my intent to pass judgment, but rather, to inform our community.