Dr. Bob & Jen

Robert Rubel (Dr. Bob), is an educational sociologist and researcher by training. He has ten books currently in print (four on Master/slave topics, two on advanced sex techniques, one on fire play, and three erotic art photo books).

Recipient of the 2008 Pantheon of Leather’s Community Choice Award, Robert (Bob) Rubel has been involved in the BDSM scene since the summer of 2001, throwing himself into the literature of the field as though it were an academic study. He frequently attends weekend Leather conferences.

Dr. Bob is the Series Editor of Power Exchange Books’ Resource Series (the successor to Power Exchange Magazine). This is a series of books that are collections of highly focused essays that cover a wide range of special topics within the larger field of BDSM. He presents, judges, and sells his books widely throughout the year. In 2007 and 2008, he participated in over 31 events.


M. Jen Fairfield and Dr. Bob give presentations at Leather and BDSM conferences both in the United States and Canada. Together, they host a bi-monthly webinar (“An Evening with Jen and Dr. Bob) that focuses on issues germane to power-imbalanced relationships. Jen and Dr. Bob bring their strengths (and weaknesses) to their work – sharing their life experience and their passion for education with the community, both kinky and vanilla.

Jen is a strong Domme who follows the Leather path. Having worked with Dr. Bob over the last two years both with his presentations and his writings, Jen now presents on her own. A voracious reader gifted with a powerful memory, Jen brings a wide range of insights and humor to any discussion.