Sprawling Web Empire

Stuff on the Web

These Web sites are all part of Franklin's Sprawling Web Empireā„¢. Whatever your tastes, you'll probably find something to amuse, entertain, outrage, shock, or offend you on one of these sites. It isn't really a sprawling empire if it doesn't sprawl, after all. I write a lot of different stuff, on a lot of different topics, and you'll find links to a great deal of it here.

The first and largest Web site in the Empire. You'll find hundreds of pages here (literally), on a wide range of topics, as well as content from the now defunct small-press magazine Xero. Some of the popular Xeromag content includes:

BDSM: A popular FAQ and information about BDSM, including a page of kinky sex ideas and scenarios.

English grammar: A quick and fun grammar cheat sheet to help avoid common grammar errors.

Essays on everything from good and evil to the nature of beauty.

Photo gallery of original photography.

Franklin's polyamory resource site, originally created as part of Xeromag in 1996 and spun off onto its own site in 2006. One of the Web's largest and most comprehensive centers for information about polyamorous relationships, including tips and guides, a large FAQ, information, essays, and articles about the care and feeding of polyamorous relationships, with an emphasis on pragmatic relationship skills.

Kinky sex ideas, tutorials on everything from rope bondage to sexual role-playing are all here. Symtoys has all sorts of ideas to spice up your sex life and kick things into overdrive!

This is a technical troubleshooting forum for Macintosh users. The site was formed when the old MacFixIt forum was bought by C-Net and shut down. If you have a Mac, iPhone, iPad, or other Apple-related problem, the friendly people at Fine Tuned Mac can help you get it fixed!

Some time ago, Amazon began censoring some searches for self-published erotica, especially erotica on nontraditional subjects like BDSM. However, I discovered that searches made using Amazon's programming API are not censored, so I built Red Lit Search, an uncensored search tool for Amazon erotica.

An interactive site for the Map of Human Sexuality, an experiment in sexual informatics that lists the various types of human sexual fetishes and activities as places on a map. You can create a personalized map here, with virtual push-pins to show the various realms you've traveled in and where you'd like to go, and post it on your blog or social media profile.

Transhumanism, emerging technology, and what it means for human society. Here you'll find writings about new technologies in medicine and biotechnology, and what they mean for human society, ethics, and cultures.

This is a project aimed at creating a whole new Tarot centered around Japanese tentacle monsters. You can do online readings, and we hope to make an actual printed Tarot deck. We're looking for artists to illustrate the Tentacle Monster Tarot, by the way. For more information, email me!