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SEX ISSUE: Latex ballers, leather mamas, retro porn posters, erotic art, sex-positive parenting -- our local sex turn-ons in 2012

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MR. S LOCKER ROOM

Did the Olympics light a fire in your loins? The sight of all those sweaty, multicultural bodies straining against their Spandex, engaged in superhuman feats of strength and endurance, put a little gold on your medal? "Oh, the recent Olympic games created quite a stir with the staff," Brian Murdy, marketing director of Mr. S Leather's sporty-fetish Locker Room tells us. "Whether it was men's gymnastics, swimming, diving, or water polo, everyone was into it. And then there's soccer. It never hurts when a guy rips off his shirt in celebration and runs around dripping with sweat."

We're not gonna argue with that one! The Locker Room, which opened last June, stocks all sorts of yummy, play-ready uniform items in rubber, latex, leather, and Neoprene, including colorful wrestling singlets and drool-worthy knee-high sports socks.

"We had noticed a trend in the leather and rubber communities that was more sports-influenced, and we wanted to cater to this new kink," Murdy says. "Not only was this new look sexy, it was also more affordable especially for the young up-and-coming leathermen.

"The response has been resoundingly positive, and we're stocking some well-known brands. We're exclusive Bay Area source for ES Collection, Addicted, Nasty Pig, Timoteo, and Cellblock 13. And we were just awarded the Puma account which shows the positive impression we're making."

So what's hot for field day at Folsom 2012? "Be on the lookout for our new leather track top. You won't go wrong in our leather or rubber football pants either. And definitely check out what ES has to offer — sportswear, swimwear, or singlets, they know how to create clothes that show off your assets."

385 Eighth St., SF. www.mr-s-leather.com

 

JAMES DARLING

There was a not-so-recent time in porn when transgender adult film stars meant one thing: transwomen, or "chicks with dicks" as the industry so charmingly puts it (porn is not known for its sensitivity of language.) Not so these days, with the success of heavily-muscled transman Buck Angel and other queer stars. The lines surrounding who gets to be an on-camera sexpot are softening, leaving the world of skin flicks even more relevant in these rainbow days.

Enter James Darling, the Feminist Porn Awards' 2012 Heartthrob of the Year, a local boy who has taken the reins of transgender porn with his new site FTM Fucker. The porn site features transmen coupling with all manner of partners: cis men, transmen, cis women, on roofs, couches, in the office... well you get the picture.

"When I started making porn I was really early in my transition," Darling said in his Guardian interview. "I thought it was really important to have affirming images of people with bodies like mine, bodies before surgery. I wanted to show people that you can still be sexy and have hot sex prior to transitioning."

How to make porn more representative of what hot sex is like for all of us? How about more of James Darling, for starters.

www.ftmfucker.com

 

GIRLVERT

We have to admit, author of Girlvert: A Porno Memoir (A Barnacle Book, 256pp, $18) Oriana Small's paired film and spoken word performance at the recent Femina Potens Gallery-curated sex worker art Askew Festival at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, nearly made us faint.

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