The Beautiful Kind has a positive take on sex, in all of its sweaty, raunchy glory — and it never flinches when things get raw.

Holliday has detailed scenes of her partner physically dominating her, tying her up and pissing on her. She writes in great detail about the night her partner brought home a black man so they could enjoy watching his ebony skin (and dick) in and on her alabaster flesh. She describes meeting an elderly man for sex through the now-closed Erotic Services section on Craigslist.

A recent pair of posts took two views of one night. Her partner, Beast, described in breathless tones the night he met a female friend for drinks — a woman with whom he'd long had sexual tension. The pair had sex in the bar, with the bartender, after it closed for the night. The post is full of macho high-fiving.

Then Holliday wrote her take, detailing the searing jealousy she felt as Beast texted her photos of the pornographic scene at the bar.

"This is her passion; this is what she needs to be doing," says Beast. "She's absolutely, 100 percent helping people every day."

Holliday is assured, through e-mails and meetings, that she's changed lives.

Two lives she's touched are a married St. Louis couple, who — of course — prefer to go by the nicknames they use in the scene and on the blog.

"She is most certainly an innovator..." says Rockabilly Boy.

"...and a force in the community," finishes his wife, Rockabilly Girl.

The couple, who've been together non- monogamously for fifteen years, met Holliday and Beast after reading the blog and have since become dear friends. They occasionally comment on TBK and appear in stories when they're sexual playmates with Beast and Holliday.

"She's kind of a spirit guide," Rockabilly Boy says. "She's there to allow you to explore yourself. Kendra will tell you if she's speaking from experience. Before trying to educate you, she will learn."

The blog, they say, helps bring together the disparate elements of St. Louis' kinky scene — and they believe that cohesion will only increase when Holliday's name and face are attached.

But Holliday's growing influence has come with a price.

The blog had been going strong for four years, two of them almost entirely sex- focused, when in April, through an accidental linking of her personal and TBK Twitter feeds, Holliday's identity was briefly traceable.

Almost immediately, the nonprofit where Holliday worked fired her.

The person responsible for the firing did not respond to an e-mailed request for comment, even with anonymity guaranteed.

But a story that ran on the Daily RFT blog after the firing included an excerpt from the e-mail Holliday received from her supervisor:

"We simply cannot risk any possible link between our mission and the sort of photos and material that you openly share with the online public. While I know you are a good worker and an intelligent person, I hope you try to understand that our employees are held to a different standard. When it comes to private matters, such as one's sexual explorations and preferences, our employees must keep their affairs private."

The firing nearly ended the blog.

"I took the site down for three weeks. I thought that I should scrub myself from the Internet and find a desk job," Holliday says.

But she decided to forge ahead, resolving to make the blog bigger and better.

It wasn't easy. Holliday had been enlisted to appear in the New York City Sex Bloggers Calendar, which raises funds for sex-positive causes. But after she was fired, its organizers decided they didn't want Holliday as a model after all. (They told her she was too controversial because she had used her blog to rail against the firing.) She took heat on online forums and lamented in a post titled "I Am Not a Sex Blogger" that she wasn't being supported by her online cohorts.

One online community, however, decided to step up its support for Holliday. EdenFantasys .com is a Jamesburg, New Jersey-based adult-toy store with active forums — more than 7,000 threads are currently active. The store also publishes a magazine called Sexis, which Holliday has written for since 2009.

"We were disappointed when she was already thrown under the bus with being fired, and people started to abandon her," says Victoria Bowman Steinour, marketing director for the website. "There was not a lot of solidarity."

EdenFantasys.com decided to take a greater role in promoting the Beautiful Kind. It will be doing even more as she unmasks herself.

"We want to help her on to the next level in her life," Steinour says.

And that's where she's going.

Holliday's blog has long urged readers to be outspoken. Its motto is, "Be open and honest. Don't be ashamed of your inner pervert. Work the kinks OUT."

There have been plenty of scathing, not-safe-for-work photographs: a series of photos in late September documented Rockabilly Girl fisting Holliday's vagina. When the website Fleshbot picked it up, 10,000 people decided to have a look-see. But Holliday's face was always artfully obscured, and her name was never anything but the Beautiful Kind.

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