Molly Freedenberg

Open wide: Polyamory reconsidered

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By Molly Freedenberg

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Illustration from Salon.com story on polyamory.

I used to say the word "polyamory" is just shorthand for "really slow break-up." Though I know two couples who manage to have successful, committed, loving partnerships both within and outside of their marriages, most cases I've witnessed have ended in disaster. Read more »

Hot sex events this week: May 6-12

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Compiled by Molly Freedenberg

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Femina Potens curator, international award winning Bondage Model and Feminist Porn Star Madison Young hosts this month's "Sizzle."

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>> Sizzle
Femina Potens celebrates Masturbation Month with an auto-erotica reading and open mic extravaganza, featuring writer and sexologist Carol Queen, porn performer and BDSM professionalDusty Ho Read more »

Sex sells...coffee?

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By Molly Freedenberg

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Wow, this coffee is hot. And I'm not talking about when it's brewed. SV Holdings, the parent company that operates Stella and Victoria pastry companies, has launched its own line of organic roasts - and the packaging is downright sizzling.

The central theme is vintage pin-up girls whose poses and phrases are meant to embody the characteristics of the coffee inside the bag. Read more »

Confessions: Color me satisfied

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By Molly Freedenberg

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Is it just me, or does the dude screwing a mattress in this photo from Vice look like the lead singer of Gogol Bordello? (Gypsy punk = hot. Defiled dorm beds? Read more »

Hot sex events this week: April 29-May 5

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>> Latex Fashion School
Polly Pandemonium of the Moral Minority hosts this class in Latex clothing construction, which includes not only learning to sew with the fabulous fabric but how to spot a well-made garment. The course might seem pricey, but you'll leave with materials and instructions to make your wardrobe even steamier.

Thurs/30, 7-10pm. Read more »

Products: Giving G Twist a go

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By Molly Freedenberg

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The G Twist in unintimidating Target/K-Mart blue...

I am a lazy masturbator. I blame it on the fact that I started so young (and so long before I connected masturbation to sexuality) that I've gotten too attached to, and too good at, my dependable 25-year-old method (indirect clitoral stimulation with my hand, on my stomach, legs crossed). Read more »

Dining on dimes

FEAST: How to be a frugal foodie in the new economy
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Dining on dimes

It’s a hard time to be a foodie in San Francisco. It seems as though there have never been more places to eat delicious, creative, innovative food in the Bay Area — nor less money in my wallet to spend at such places. But I’m determined not to let the bad economy ruin all my fun. Or yours. It’s simply that tighter budgets require more careful choices about where and how to indulge. Read more »

5 Green caterers

FEAST: Creating professional, sustainable events
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At some point in our lives, most of us will need a caterer. Whether it’s for your kid’s bar mitzvah or your company’s annual convention, there comes a time when you just can’t do all the cooking yourself. But how do you choose? Aren’t all caterers created the same? The answer, of course, is no. Not only do different companies vary in experience, style, and type of cuisine, but also in their values. Here are some of our favorite caterers and personal chefs, all of whom focus on sustainability and healthy eating as well as professionalism. Read more »

5 Sustainable seafood stops

FEAST: Guilt-free sushi, oysters, and other delicacies from under the sea
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Ten years ago, hardly anyone was talking about sustainable seafood. Now, thanks to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and its Seafood Watch (www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/SeafoodWatch) program, the concept is a bona fide trend in culinary circles. But not everyone knows what “sustainable seafood” means. The idea behind the Aquarium’s programs, including pocket guides that list which kinds of seafood are OK to eat and which should be avoided, is to maintain the ocean’s ecosystem and supply of seafood through smart consumer choices.

But figuring out which is which isn’t easy. Read more »

Hot sex events this week: April 22-28

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Compiled by Molly Freedenberg

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Charles Gatewood has been documenting the underground sex and fetish scene for decades. Read more »