I need a 300x300 pixel image (feel free to fill the square entirely), that can be opened in Photoshop with all layers intact. I don't mind if the look is very busy as long as it is also very easy to visually comprehend. Visual comprehension is very important.
This podcast is about acceptance of people who are different than we may be, and all about having fun. There should be no sexually explicit imagery involved, or anything that feels violent or threatening. The look needs to feel welcoming to all the people who got curious about kink because of 50 Shades of Grey, and who might like to learn more. It also needs to be appealing to people who are very experienced in the kink community. Playful without being cute. Sexy without be raunchy. No elements that might suggest or be mistaken for children or animals. Think "wholesomely kinky", teasing, playful. It is okay to show BDSM toys (rope, handcuffs, floggers, blindfolds, etc) as long as they aren't anatomical representations of people's naughty bits. This has to be clean enough for the iTunes store. When people look at this image (which will accompany every episode of the podcast), they should feel like they've just been invited to a really fun party that they are very happy to go to.
Each episode of the podcast will begin with the host opening up the KinkPod to find a collection of objects related to that episode's topic. A central design element of the logo could be a capsule or pod that opens to reveal a collection of objects spilling out or bursting out.