Here’s What It’s Like To Be A Queer, Polyamorous Kink Witch #Fetish #NSFW

Sexy flexible brunette in black latex and boots whit high heelsSex Heroes is an ongoing HuffPost Q&A series by Voices Editorial Director Noah Michelson that explores the lives and experiences of individuals who are challenging, and thereby changing, mainstream culture’s understanding of sex and sexuality.

Haleigh Moon is a women’s fashion buyer, the editor-in-chief of a website that endeavors to curate “every aspect of a darkly beautiful life,” and a lover of fishnets, black licorice and vegan leather.

She’s also a kink witch.

The 24-year-old, who lives in New Jersey and identifies as queer and polyamorous, combines witchcraft with kink, which, for her, often includes practicing the art of Shibari, or rope bondage, as a way of setting intentions and finding and experiencing empowerment.

I recently spoke with Moon to learn more about why and how she marries witchcraft and kink, what exactly goes into making “sexy self-love magic” and more.

HuffPost: What is a “kink witch”?
Haleigh Moon: For me, they are both terms that I identify with empowerment and a place to find a lot of self-love. Witchcraft has been a part of my life for many, many years and has become a source of finding my own power and finding my power in my place as a woman — and defining what it really means to be a woman and be a witch in my own way. A lot of that relates back to my interest in kink and sex positivity because I find a lot of empowerment through that too.

I married witchcraft to a lot of other things in my life that I find interesting. I’ve also done some work and education on using makeup and beauty as witchcraft. I use them to set intentions on a daily basis and that includes using my beauty routine as magic. That has started to relate back to kink for me. I’ve done a lot of self-love — a lot of self ties with shibari [a kind of rope bondage] to get in tune with my body and the power of having control over it.

Both of these practices and their practitioners have been stigmatized for hundreds of years.
It often goes hand in hand. Historically, many women were accused of witchcraft ― whether or not they were actually practicing it ― because they didn’t follow the rules as to how women were supposed to behave and maybe that was in a sexual context but hundreds of years ago it could have been that you just didn’t go to church enough. Now, obviously, as ideals have modernized a little bit and certain things aren’t as taboo in modern culture, sexuality is still a really demonized thing. A woman who is really proud of her sexuality and reclaims that on her own terms can be intimidating to people and demonized by people who think women shouldn’t be sexual or that it’s shameful or that women should only be sexual for men.

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