Peter Tupper, a journalist and freelance writer, holds a certificate from the Langara College journalism program and a B.A. in history from the University of British Columbia. His work has appeared in the Utne Reader, the Vancouver Sun, the Globe and Mail, the Vancouver Courier, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, and other publications.
He has been active in the BDSM subculture for more than 20 years and is working on a history of consensual sadomasochism, with research posted at History of BDSM. He wrote a bimonthly column on BDSM for Canada’s Whiplash magazine, helped found the nonprofit BDSM educational and social group Metro Vancouver Kink (MVK), and has presented on BDSM history at the University of British Columbia, the Center for Sex Positive Culture, the Art of Loving in Vancouver, the Master/slave Conference near Washington, DC, and Vancouver’s Westcoast Bound conference. He has been interviewed about his work on Graydancer’s Ropecast, the Masocast, and People of Kink. His published fiction includes a steampunk erotica collection, The Innocent’s Progress & Other Stories (Circlet Press, 2010), and “The Thing in the Printer” in the horror anthology Cthulhu Lives! (Ghostwood Books, 2014).