It's been a minute since we've assembled the week's sex events in this column. That's our bad – we've been busy (mind yer business). But we're back this week! And thank goodness because the week of Christmas and the beginning of Channukah has to be the least-happening week for sex events of the year. Which is why we're including the following list of DIY sex events.
1.Sperm donation. It is very, very chic now to give away for free what you once you were paid lots of money for. Just ask this guy. It's very 99 percent. Read more »
Guardian reporter Yael Chanoff embedded at the Occupy SF and Occupy Oakland encampments during the months-long protest. Here, she reflects on the non-monogamy movement and what it could mean for the 99 percent
Temperatures were running high at Occupy San Francisco. After a day of hard work, the protesters were decompressing. Talented musicians shared their instruments with friends and strangers in impromptu jam sessions.
The evening in question took place during Occupy SF's early stages, back when police would swarm at the first sign of a tent being propped up, and all of the 200 or so people who camped out that night mingled and slept in the open air. I sat with two young women and three young men who were all topless, leaning on each other and using laps as pillows.
Another occupier, who said he had arrived that day, wandered by. “So,” he asked, “Is this thing about free love?”
“I don’t know” the guy next to me replied. He shrugged at the newcomer. “But we’re definitely doing that.” Read more »
Pop quiz, secular Jews: when does Hannukah start? If the question is inspiring sweaty palms and twitchy elf ears, the message is clear: it's time to get started on that shopping list. For the pervs on your list, the answer is clear. Kevin L. Muth's X-rated, blacklight-ready DIY string art kits. Read more »
I dare you to lay your fingers on a city that's sexier than Miami. The whole urban area is one big infinity pool -- Cuban dancing, too-much-is-not-enough cleavage, shiny shirts, flirting in traffic jams. Add Art Basel weekend, when the population of nubile arty types skyrockets and you have yourself an I-saved-my-money-up-to-blow-it-here powder keg. Small wonder that the Miami Convention Center was packed with nudes and nakeds last weekend. Art's a great excuse to be pervy.
It's World AIDS Day -- and AIDS itself is still with us, of course. But did you know that just being HIV+ and having sex is a crime in many parts of the country? That people with HIV can be classified as sex offenders for life if they don't disclose their status? This short film, directed by Sean Strub and edited by former SFer Leo Herrera, explains:
The holidays are in full force, so it's time to start getting that warm fuzzy feeling, and how better to start getting heated up than by seeing some Red Hots Burlesque?
I stopped by one of the two shows the troupe puts on at El Rio every week (Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m.), and girl – they've got you (un)covered when it comes to all that is sexy, steamy, and silly!Read more »
The mayoral elections are over. San Francisco politicos have long since rolled out of rumpled election night beds, kissed their partners for the first time in months, and tossed those worn-down precinct-walkers out for something a little more comfortable. Now our eyes turn to the presidential election, which despite Ed Lee's mustache is decidedly less sexy (blame it on the overexposure, c'mon Republican ladies and gentlemen can you leave nothing to our imagination?)
Love your partner and love to fool around with other people? Author Christopher Ryan says that’s perfectly natural. A psychologist and historian who insists that human beings are not cut out for sexual monogamy, Ryan's hitting SF next week (Wed/9-Thu/10) to talk about the evolutionary reasons for why that's so. Read more »
It's easy to see how photographer Michael Rosen gets people to take their clothes off. He listens, he's mild-mannered, and he makes great art of the occasion – what more could you want in a voyeur? Rosen has been taking erotic photos since 1977, images of all genders, all sexualities, all the slutty, falling-apart-at-the seams of human sexuality. His new show opens on Fri/4.
Friday evening of the Folsom Street Fair saw a throng gathered in a second-story SoMa apartment for an art opening. The space was owned by a one Mark I. Chester, a man who counts as one of the city's many hubs of sex culture. Chester tends towards the art side of rough sex -- regularily hosting drawing sessions where men pose in various states of disarray -- a harness here, a dog mask there, and not much else. But tonight, the crowd was more diverse. It was there to witness the opening of "Fear No Art," the sex and power exhibition that you watch close its doors on Sun/30 this week. Read more »