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 »
Relationships, emotions and identities? Yada yada yada. The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival may explore all the complicated bits of queerness but lest we forget that this festival is dedicated to a community centered around sexual preference. Who wants to see some hot, artsy gay sex on the big screen? If your hand is waving high in anticipation (among other body parts) you won't be disappointed when you see what this year's festival has hot on the reel. Read more »
And we're back! After a brief jaunt around the world, I've returned to hunker sexily down amidst a mountain of press releases for SF's sluttiest happenings (yes, they make press releases). Seems like y'all have been busy since I've been gone – this week alone there's a big-ass conference for nerdy – is there any other kind? – pervs and a class with Madison Young on making your own adult videos.
Idea: go to Young's Good Vibes class tonight, complete your star turn post-learnin', and learn how to market and code the darn thing (or meet someone who can) this weekend! Then give link to all the new friends you meet at Pride. Planning ahead: it pays! Read more »
"Be horny on your own terms," says the collection of Swedish, female filmmakers behind Dirty Diaries, a series of shorts that fight the porn industry with totally hot, moan-worthy stimulation outside the usual boundaries. Tired of being told what's hot and what's not, these ladies strapped on their cameras and set out to create hardcore, feminist porn on their own terms, from raunchy BDSM and steamy phone sex, to flashing, fisting, and awesome fucking. Read more »
Luscious, overflowing breasts, a shrunken waist and accented hips may not align with today's emaciated super-model physique but the hourglass figure still remains as an undeniably arousing shape. The Victorians were notoriously prude but their super-sexed up version of the modern corset ironically brought attention to all the right assets and it still appeals to modern lust today. This weekend ladies and gents will pay tribute to the iconic garment at Luscious: Elegantly Wasted, the SF Citadel's "celebration of curves" and play party for corset kinks. Read more »
Your wrist is tired, the lube is running low and you've exhausted all your favorite porn; it's been a wonderfully fulfilling four weeks but the last weekend of Masturbation Month has come (pun intended) and it's time to refresh your stash of erotic stimuli. Whether you're lusting for vintage pin-ups or need pure smut to finish off, The Magazine's overflowing shelves are sure to satisfy.
Sex workers do all kinds of naughty (and very nice) things during work hours, but how these super-sexed individuals spend their down time seems like an alluring mystery. It's fun to assume the sassy stripper wears high heels while vacuuming and doesn't own sweatpants, but these are real people -- and though they deal in dirty, it's time for the Lusty Ladies to reveal their 'clean' secrets.
Bulging thighs pump, shiny parts glimmer and sweaty bodies pedal between the loins of the city. Is Bike To Work Day getting you all hot and bothered, too? Steer the excitement of the bike lane straight into the bedroom and take style notes from the ultimate ride professionals: bike messengers. Read more »
On the website for Kink Studios – Kink.com's foray into the world of arthouse porn cinema – one scrolls down a quote from, of all people, that strapping hunk of man meat Roger Ebert. It's about The Last Tango in Paris:
The movie frightened off imitators, and instead of being the first of many X-rated films dealing honestly with sexuality, it became almost the last. Hollywood made a quick U-turn into movies about teenagers, technology, action heroes and special effects. And with the exception of a few isolated films like The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) and In the Realm of the Senses (1976), the serious use of graphic sexuality all but disappeared from the screen. Read more »