Ian Frisch is the author of Magic Is Dead: My Journey Into the World Most Secretive Society of Magicians. He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, the Washington Post Magazine, Playboy, Longreads, and Vice. He was shortlisted for the 2016 Associated Press Sports Editors Explanatory Award. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

CHAINS AND WHIPS EXCITE ME

After a turkey-meatloaf dinner, they went down to the dungeon and she undressed, tied her hair up, put on a cat mask and leather collar, and assumed slave position on her knees.