announcement

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Got Consent? T-Shirts – 25% of Royalties Donated to NoMore.org

Hello, There has been a lot of talk regarding domestic violence and sexual assault over the past year, largely thanks to the #metoo social media movement. We know that far too many of us who participate in the Cuff-Link Community have had experiences with this sort of thing. We’ve been looking for a decent charity or organization that encompasses outreach, education, and both men and women — sexual assault and domestic violence are not constrained to […]

Cuff-Link is Going TLS-Only

Consent. Privacy. Security. These are the three things that help us ensure safety and minimal risk for everyone who uses Cuff-Link. We cannot properly do this while allowing people to connect to the network with insecure [unencrypted] connections. After several months of mulling it over, the decision has been made to go TLS-only [aka SSL-only] by February 1, 2018. This gives us 3 months to assist people with updating their clients to the correct ports […]

Controversial Kink Series: Consensual Non-Consent

Consensual Non-Consent or “CNC” is one of the more controversial forms of interaction that exists in BDSM/kink lifestyles and circles. The basic definition is that a person gives explicit consent for another person or group to do whatever they wish to the consenting party. There are various levels to this sort of thing that range from play to full-on ‘ownership’ of one person to another. Types of CNC: CNC in Play – This is where […]

Cuff-Link Staff Q&A and a Couple of Polls

It’s been a while since we’ve done a staff Q&A for the benefit of the users, but we figured it’s time again. Among answering whatever questions you want, any subject allowed, we are tossing around ideas to implement a couple of features as well, so we’d like to use the announcement of a Q&A session in #cuff-link to also get your input and views on whether we should bother with the new features. But first! […]

Cuff-Link CafePress

We decided to make a CafePress store for anyone who would like to have something with the Cuff-Link logo. There are tons of products available, and we’ve marked them up $1.00/item across the board — any proceeds [that $1.00 less any CafePress fees] will be funneled directly into chat server and website operating costs. The goal is to have a revolving fund that will perpetually pay for uptime. We’ll be adding more items as time […]