Sex SF

Hustling visions of Polk Gulch past

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This week's cover story by Joey Plaster presents a perfect opportunity to showcase another example of the rise and fall of Polk Gulch and hustlerdom -- Blaine Dixon's Polk Gulch (Blurb, 144 pages, $49.95), a semi-self-published collection of photos of life on one of San Francisco's most storied streets. Read more »

Strap 'em on and ride with IMsL

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By Marke B.

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"It's THAT time again. Time to pack your leathers, shine up your latex, lace that damned corset, polish those sexy black boots and get your hot ass to San Francisco. International Ms Leather Weekend is calling YOU!"

Hells yeah. Two years ago, Hunky Beau and I had the unique pleasure of attending the climactic event of this wondrous annual weekend-long affair, the International Ms. Leather competition. Read more »

Naked kiss: Curt McDowell paints the town

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By Johnny Ray Huston

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Curt McDowell, from Buzzy's Adventures (Zip-A-Tone), ca. 1968-70. Courtesy estate of Curt McDowell

One of the things that I appreciate most about Curt McDowell's art is its shamelessness. It is shameless in a lively, funny, righteous, even virtuous manner that should embarrass prudish American moralists. Read more »

Alt.sex.column: Cave woman

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By Andrea Nemerson. View more alt.sex columns here

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andrea@altsexcolumn.com

Dear Andrea:

I'm ready to go live in a cave. It's been two years since I've dated. Partly I backed off from the scene, and partly I'm not receiving much interest. I think I'm smart, approachable, creative, "together," nice, and passably cute. Read more »

Cruising Craigslist: Breakfast of champions

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Each week, Justin Juul combs the SF Craigslist Personals and Missed Connections for true gems that prove there's enough love for everyone. View his last installment here.

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If there’s one thing that sucks about living in San Francisco it’s the fact that most of us have to hustle our asses off just to make rent every month. Read more »

Ron Paul in queer Libertarian sex nonscandal

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By Marke B.

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Fine, yes, we're all wearing out our French tips awaiting Borat comic genius Sascha Baron Cohen's new Austrian thuper-gay fashion disaster epic flick, Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt -- and after a wee hits-reel prev Read more »

Too many str8 boys kissing, maybe

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By Marke B.

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OK, all this may be a little tired by now, but I'm still in full agreement with Kimberly Chun's expert take down of Katy "UR So Gay" Perry from January of last year. Read more »

A new tax on smut?

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By Tim Redmond

Heads up: There's a move in Sacramento to put a new tax on "adult entertainment." (Scroll down and read the second part of the press release). A couple of thoughts:

1. I'm a tax-and-spend liberal, and I have no problems in general with taxes on services.

2. Still, this is kind of funky. It's not clear yet how the bill will define "adult entertainment." As demimonde and labor activist Princess Pandora puts it:

Do they charge Britney Spears concerts? Read more »

Peepshow: They’re all gonna laugh at you!

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Each week Justin Juul highlights a rad upcoming local sexy event

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Who Remember the girl who sat in front of you in freshman math class? She was super cute and she smelled amazing, but it really sucked to be that close to her everyday because you just couldn’t stop wondering about the color of her panties and whether she had baby-toe nipples or the big round kind. Oh my god, the round kind! Read more »

How to have an ecogasm

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By Juliette Tang

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There's a big, hard, and urgent reason to use eco-friendly sex toys, and it's not just to get off. Read more »