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Whip it good

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By Juliette Tang

Why is it that erotic pain sounds so much more attractive when described in a French accent? Ask Cleo Dubois, the francophonic Madame who runs The Academy of SM Arts, an informal school and sex education curriculum that offers adult workshops and seminars in the practice of BDSM. Read more »

Hot sex events this week: September 2-8

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Compiled by Molly Freedenberg

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This yummy image may be a still from next week's Erotic Film Festival, but it makes us want to get frisky a little early. Read more »

alt.sex.column: Ooo, hard

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By Andrea Nemerson. Read more of her columns here.

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Dear Andrea:

I'm confused. Are there any guys out there who aren't at the extremes as far as sex goes? My ex-boyfriend was completely obsessed. Not only did he want it four-plus times a day, he'd want to have phone sex at least twice a day when we were apart. I think of myself as a pretty sexual person, but even I have my limits. Read more »

Tied up: A second look at Art of Restraint

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By Juliette Tang. Photos by Jack Lukic

Art of Restraint, a quarterly event held at Femina Potens Gallery (2199 Market St), was quite a tranquil affair, given the subject matter of all the artist performances. Read more »

Independent Erotic Film Festival

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By Molly Freedenberg

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PREVIEW Good Vibrations and Vibratex co-present this year's celebration of girls (and boys, and bois, and, well, everyone) on film, and we can't decide what we're more excited about — the movies themselves or the parties organized to honor them. The week kicks off Sept. 12 with a burlesque-tastic party at El Rio that includes a screening of Courtney Trouble's Speakeasy; moves straight to Dr. Read more »

Hot sex events this week: August 26-September 1

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Compiled by Molly Freedenberg

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>> I Deserve This
Beth Lisick and Tara Jepsen team up with Erin Markey for four nights of laugh-tastic characters, monologues, and familiar weirdness, as could only be expected from artists known for performances at Homo-a-Gogo or venues like The Cock.

Wed/26-Sat/29, 8pm. Read more »

alt.sex.column: Rear window

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By Andrea Nemerson. View more Alt.sex.columns here.

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Dear Andrea:

My lover and I have amazing sex. We love each other dearly too. We've been seeing each other for three years with no decrease in intensity. I'm 45, he's 37, and I've got two kids (who are older, so they cannot be held responsible for the following problem).

A few times lately when we've made love, I have had a small bowel movement. Read more »

Pics: 'The Art of Restraint' at Femina Potens

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Text and photos by Ariel Soto

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A mix of rope, art, and champagne filled the tiny gallery at Femina Potens this weekend as part of an erotic bondage showcase called "The Art of Restraint." Along the walls were provocative pieces by local artists and dotted amongst the guests were performers demonstra Read more »

Hot sex events this week: August 19-25

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Compiled by Molly Freedenberg

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Tie me up, tie me down: This week is bondage-a-licious, thanks to tonight's Pirate Party and Saturday's "Art of Restraint."

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>> Bondage A Go Go: Pirate Party
The weekly sadistic disco hosts a costume party for pirates, slaves, sluts, and scalliwags, featuring the Bootie Beauty Contest ($200 for first prize) and treasure hunts.

Wed/19, 9:30pm. Read more »

Furverts: the book

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By D. Scot Miller

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FURVERTS
By Michael Cogliantry
(Chronicle Books, $12.95)

Yeah. OK. I was one of those people who thought that Bugs Bunny looked hot in drag. Read more »