Amber Schadewald

Social media is for lovers: TheIceBreak brings couples to the web

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Even when you meet someone online, most people would agree that the reward is eventually being able to interact with that human in real life, face to face, parts to parts. So why then is TheIceBreak getting already established couples to turn back to their computers and join the Facebook-style network designed for lovers? The answer is communication. We're all obsessed with typing, texting, and virtually sharing our feelings with our friends and family, so why not chat and share mushy-sexy-sweet-secrets with our partners over the Interwebs? Read more »

Perfecting the slap and tingle of a proper spank

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The traditional open-handed spank is quintessential in its own right, but a good ripe slap on the rump is only level one. For anyone interested in upping their BDSM ante, spanking is the perfect gateway drug to a world of slapping, whacking, and tapping, all easily played in your preferred pain bracket, from tickle to squeal, with hand or cane. If you're unsure of these options, need direction or just want to watch a hour of spanking demos, local sex-positive kink-geek Kitty Stryker promises to school you in all things spank. Read more »

Getting to the bottom of Anal Sex Month

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Open wide, sweet cheeks: August is for anal. Swap out this weekend's BBQ plans and invite over a couple extra hands to give your rump the stimulating attention it deserves. Whether you've already succumbed to a heavy load of action in the previous weeks or you're still feeling a bit shy about unlocking the back door, San Francisco's adult-only retailers have some toys that will have you bending over with joy. 

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PSIgasm explores the science of the climax

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Kinsey was an obvious pioneer of sexy science and the sexual revolution was sparked in the decades after his first studies contributed hard facts about human sexuality, but at this point his findings needs refreshing.

But instead of intensified sexual investigations, our country is regressing and the frigidness of conservative politics tied up with the pharmaceutical industry have pushed sex nerds away from researching healthy bodies to focus their attention on limp studies -- deficiencies, dysfunction, and anything else that can be prescribed.

The PSIgasm Project, a Bay Area sex-positive research project, wants to jump back into the fun stuff and track down just what exactly the the big "o" does to the human body. Read more »

San Francisco's chance at seeing 3D porn goes flat

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If you thought wizards and animated toys were fun in 3D, imagine putting on a pair of those nerdy glasses and getting popped in the face by some erect nipples. Sex on the big screen is always a thrill, but the Chinese film, Sex and Zen, is taking eroticism to a whole new dimension (corny pun intended) and is sure to get viewers foolishly grasping at the seemingly tangible passion. Keep your hands at your sides, San Franciscans; unfortunately the film's debut in our city will only be offered in standard 2D. Read more »

Lush exhibit bares all on opening night

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Melbourne graffiti artist Lush is all about shock value. His images of gigantic, squirting genitalia and nasty phrases on display Friday night at FIFTY24SF definitely dropped more than a few jaws. Forget boring art shows with cheese and hushed conversation, the opening of "Lush Sells His Soul in San Francisco" was a Lusty Lady road show, with boobs and booze as the headlining acts. Read more »

The Crash Pad Series celebrates episode 100 with a list of San Francisco pleasures

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Fierce femmes, bashful bois, fisting, wrestling, squirting, and squealing, The Crash Pad is one fictional apartment that any voyeur would love to call neighbor. Lucky for all, the key to this hotbed of locally produced, randy queer porn is under the mat and everyone is invited to crack the door and peek inside at the Pad's celebration for hitting the triple digits. Read more »

Mark Mulroney uses repressed Catholicism to explore sex and gore

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Artist Mark Mulroney learned his ABCs in Catholic school but his spongey child-brain soaked up a lot more than just textbook facts and bible versus. The gigantic boobs, guts and bloody wounds, horrified men, sweet girls, and hilariously exaggerated genitalia present in Mulroney's current exhibition, "Sent Upstate", is far from holy, but he likes to give the church credit where due. Read more »

Opening up the [SSEX BBOX]

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What turns you on? Why do you use a condom? How do you define your gender? From Spain to Germany, Brazil and the US, the documentary series [SSEX BBOX] poses honest questions about sex and sexuality and asks for blunt, no-fuss answers in return. The culmination of these stories is a refreshing challenge to the pre-disposed definitions around sexuality. [SSEX BBOX]'s short videos and new magazine are tearing open binary-ridden boxes and letting real life spill out. Read more »

OneTaste opens orgasm pop-up shop

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Yes, you read that correctly. And no, they're not providing customers with afternoon delights. OneTaste's "orgasm store" has academic goals: instructing the masses on how to please a woman based on Slow Sexa book by OneTaste's founder Nicole Daedone. It's kind of like that ancient proverb: Give a man (or woman) a fish and he eats for a day. Teach 'em to fish and she'll cum again, and again, and again.  Read more »