Ugh. There is nothing sexy about breast cancer (unless you're Annie Sprinkle). But honestly, when life gives you tumors, you give that thing tumescence – or at least, that's adult film performer Hollie Stevens' view.
Stevens was diagnosed with breast cancer this year, but it's hardly held her down. The clown porn enthusiast filmed an intense scene on societysm.com in which her head was shaved – it had to happen anyway for chemo, so why not make it someone's fantasy? This week, you can help young Stevens out in her quest for health. On Fri/29, she's hosting a low-lit lingerie roller disco, complete with an auction featuring Chuck Stevens pornography prints, and Girls and Corpses magazines – the site of Stevens' recent “Playdead bunnies” feature. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 onSlow Sex, a 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 »
Good news this week's gang: Femina Potens has found a new brick and mortar gallery! The sex-positive, high-art fetish org will be moving out to Cesar Chavez between Mission and Valencia, high times for those of us in favor of artsy bondage nights and feminist porn-o-rama. We'll keep you posted as this story progresses... now onto the sex events!
Feelmore510 erotic film night
Didja catch our recent profile of Oakland's dopest new sex toy store? Certainly worth a trip to downtown Oak-town, so why not make it tonight for owner Nena Joiner's screening of blue films. Tonight's theme is vintage – maybe it'll get you all stoked for next week's YBCA retro porn festival? Read more »
The Bay's east side can seem a little prudish, especially when compared to its slutty sister city. Until February, Oakland's only retail resources for sex were a couple of trashy adult "superstores." Those places can be fun and functional, but it's safe to bet the cashier probably isn't too concerned about answering a list of questions and making you feel comfortable with your purchase. Nenna Joiner, the owner of Oakland's new sex-positive shop, Feelmore510, is quite the opposite and simply can't wait to start friendly conversations about sex with everyone in her community. Read more »
Love the mommy bloggers. Such a feel good moment when a harried parent gets to sit down and share (even electronically, even through a screen) just what they've been feeling about their day with the kids. Y'know, how to talk to a youngster about adoption, wise words from grandma, the best new G-spot stimulator.
Oh yes, there's a new kind of mommy in town. Or at least, pervy parents are finally getting their due. Dirty mommies now have their very own local blog, and meet-up.
Apparently we got everyone a little too hot and bothered with our bike messenger sex post a few weeks back -- the bicycle coitus backlash has already begun!
This news from LA, where the super fly Midnight Ridazz ride ran into some complications in the form of a drunk, cell phone-using driver smashing into a group stopped on the side of a road, injuring 11 cyclists. The police were quick to point fingers -- at the cyclists. After all, "alcohol, condoms, and marijuana" were found near the scene of the crime, as ABC Channel 7 reported. Clearly, the Ridazz were gearing up (ha!) for a late night bike orgy. You know how that saddle friction gets everyone all randy. Read more »
Yeah, Pride's got its problems – but that doesn't mean it can't be epic
Every year without fail, my friends and I talk about how June is Gay Christmas in San Francisco. We pronounce it like it has to be capitalized and ends with an exclamation point. Sometimes I even sing the words a little -- “Gaaay Christmas! La-la!” -- like the holiday comes complete with its own carols. Read more »
A man dressed in suit and tie walks into a conference room. A woman stands up to shake to his hand, followed by another man who unbuttons his jacket and outstretches his hand. You anxiously await the stereotypical bow-chika-wow-wow music to signal a wild menage a trios but instead, actual business is conducted. As easy as it is to imagine the inter-workings of the online adult entertainment industry as a porn itself, the reality involves a lot more clothing and a lot of legit, business-type activities. This week's 15th annual YNOT Summit 2011 is the proof that will eventually become your pudding. Read more »