- Gilbert Baker
- Known as the gay Betsy Ross, is the creator of the Rainbow Flag (San Francisco in 1978)
- Berkeley Barb (California)
- Founded in August 1965 by Max Scherr. Ran some of the very first BDSM personal ads in print. In the early 1980's, the sex ads were separated into a section entitled "The Spectator". The Barb, no longer supported by sex ads, went out of business. For a while, Kat Sunlove and Layne Winklebleck were editors. The Spectator went out of business in late 2005. Both "The Barb" and "The Spectator" published stories about BackDrop. "It was one of the first and most influential of all the counterculture newspapers of the late 1960's, covering such subjects as the anti-war and civil rights movements as well as the social changes advocated by the youth culture," wrote one contributor.
- Derek Barker
- Bondage photographer
- Bettie Page
- Bettie is probably the most photographed model of the 20th century. Born: April 22,1923 as Bettie Mae Page. Place of Birth: Nashville,Tn. Link to more information
- Barbara Behr
- Ran "House of Milan" publishing company. HOM published many, many of the early BDSM and fetish magazines, including titles such as Latent Image, Aggressive Gals.
- Gene Bilbrew (1923-1974)
- Bondage artist (also under the name "ENEG") Also see Wikipedia entry Worked for Irving Klaw starting in 1951
- Robert Bishop
- Bondage artist and photographer
- Joani Blank ( 1937 - )
Author, sexologist and co-founder of Good Vibrations in San Francisco, CA
- Body Modification eZine (see page for more info)
- Gloria Brame
- A U.S. writer and sex therapist - Author of "Different Loving"