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Fatshion

Author, sex worker, and fat activist Virgie Tovar dresses for visibility -- and you can, too

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caitlin@sfbg.com

STREET SEEN "Can I do a small rant on boobs?" Fat activist Virgie Tovar's boobs — I can see most of them in the swank North Beach cocktail bar we're sitting in — are really big. Many parts of Virgie are, which is kind of her thing. The editor of the recently-published anthology Hot and Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love, and Fashion (Seal Press) talks dirty to telephone sex customers during the day, and carries her curves with a pride that runs completely counter-current to all the ways we are taught to be ashamed of fat in this world.Read more »

Where to get laid

....and love and learn and share during Folsom Street Fair week

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SEX 2012 It's time for some real sex in the city, dear friends, and as usual San Francisco is whipping and chaining things into a frenzy. Here are some select events (including the great Folsom Street Fair itself, which has some great music this year) to get you in the sling of things.

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1,2,3, kinky

SEX ISSUE: New guide to BDSM community is a great primer for SF sex's high season

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caitlin@sfbg.com

SEX 2012 For youse who are considering dipping toes into a pool of liquid latex this weekend, Mollena Williams, co-author of Playing Well With Others: Your Field Guide to Discovering, Exploring and Navigating the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities (Greenery Press, 312pp, $19.95) and long time player on the Bay Area BSDM scene, has a clarifying statement about making Folsom Street Fair your first kinky sex event.Read more »

An 'A' in XXX

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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SEX 2012 More swinging, less worrying over swing states. While Obama versus Romney rages, stupidly all around us, here we busy ourselves with what's sexy. Books, art, porn stars, leather mamas — here's some of our favorite sex spots in the Bay, today.

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How to be a sex-positive parent, from a woman who knows

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“It’s almost a cliché to say that families come in all shapes and sizes, but they really do”

I’ve always found the expression “the birds and the bees” queer. As a child I somehow knew the expression had sexual connotations, but I could never understand why the birds and bees were having sex together. They seem like such an odd pairing.

Airial Clark, or as she's known on her blog, the Sex-Positive Parent, could have explained to a prepubescent me that the expression was merely a metaphor about having a talk about sex with kids. More importantly, I’m hoping Clark will teach me how to explain to my future child how it is that one of their daddies used to be a little girl. Read more »

Dick and a smile

From panda porn to Lindsay Lohan, tweenthrob adult star James Deen redefines crossover.

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caitlin@sfbg.com

SEX "I was basically wearing a wet sock full of sweat," porn crossover star of the year James Deen tells me. "There was hair everywhere, I was pulling hair out of the girl's mouth."

Perhaps another interviewer would not have led with questions about Deen's recent involvement in an offbeat Kink.com panda gang bang production. Hey, this isn't TMZ. And who doesn't already know the standard gossip about the 26-year old, who has shot porn nearly every day of his life since turning 18?Read more »

Dicks on the cover

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So SFist likes our cover this week. I haven't heard any complaints yet, but we'll get some. And they'll be utterly predictable: Why are there penises on the front page, right out there (as my mother used to say) in front of God and everyone?Read more »

Never underestimate the importance of lube: Fetish fashionista Seven Mitchell on life in latex

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Modeling by Karma Zabetch

“I have to tell my grandma I make clothes for rock stars.”

The Tenderloin neighborhood's vivid street culture and its residents' bold use of alternative sexuality makes it a perfect home for fetish designer and performer Seven Mitchell. Mitchell, a six-foot tall beauty, is a latex designer at Mr. S Leather, not to mention the host of Ice Queen Sundays, a weekly drag and performance night at Truck.

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A poly push?

QUEER ISSUE: OpenSF conference could be sign of expansion in the polyamorous community

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QUEER ISSUE Is San Francisco's polyamorous community experiencing a renaissance? Pepper Mint, organizer of the recent sex education conference Open SF (www.open-sf.org), suspects the non-monogamous in the Bay Area have finally reached a critical mass. His proof? Over the weekend of June 8, OpenSF was attended by over 500 of the poly-curious and practicing.Read more »

Your love: Open SF conference teaches, showcases polyamorous community

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“I have a partner that I live with, two girlfriends, and a number of lovers” 

In my San Francisco, it’s not uncommon to know someone who identifies as polyamorous, or who participates in multiple loving and intimate relationships. Read more »