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Getting into it: ‘Vagina’ is still a book about vagina

If there is one thing that some feminists like to do, it is tell each other that they are not really feminist -- or, judging from the Internet over the past weeks, that's what...

Come see me tonight: The stars of the ASKEW Festival talk sex

We probably have Madison Young to thank that the festival is happening at all – the creator of wandering alt-sex gallery Femina Potens curated ASKEW, this weekend (Thu/13-Sat/15)'s YBCA smorgasbord of sexual politics, personalities,...

Slutwalk’s tomorrow! Whatcha not wearing?

It's only a year old, but the international Slutwalk movement -- born in Canada when a police officer affirmed that rape could be avoided if women could "avoid dressing like sluts" during a panel...

How to be a sex-positive parent, from a woman who knows

“It’s almost a cliché to say that families come in all shapes and sizes, but they really do”I’ve always found the expression “the birds and the bees” queer. As a child I somehow knew...

Enter the abyss: Gay men draw vaginas (and you can too!)

A black whorl navigated by a rowboat. A luscious pair of pink lips, gaping wide. Earmuffs, a box of muffins, a crawling rodent and a wide-eyed kittycat. All at once. Such is Anthony of...

Too $hort signs on for Cow Palace sex soirée

Too $hort luvs porn stars. In fact, sometimes he needs them. The Oakland rapper performed with a passel of them onstage at this year's AVN Awards, and if you need more proof, this: he's headlining...

Shall we dance? Our review of Naked Sword’s SF sex party

“At this San Francisco sex party, service comes with a smile”I watched his engorged, throbbing penis emerge at the opening of the glory hole. Staring felt awkward, but I couldn’t peel my eyes away....

Local porn stars in Pussy Riot benefit show

Change the world one-handed!Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich of the band Pussy Riot have been jailed in Russia for months and face three years in prison for “hooliganism.”  They could be sentenced...

Molded in his image: James Deen sex toys released

Perhaps you caught our cover story this week on crossover porn star James Deen. In it, I talk about how Deen has managed to bridge all kinds of genres in adult entertainment: BDSM furry...

Donorsexual: One man explains why he spreads his sperm around

At this point, I am not one for making babies. Perhaps this has to do with the unpleasantness of cervix dialation, or maybe it's the salary of an alternative journalist. At any rate, this...

Inside a panda gang bang, from a woman who has been there

Last month, Kink.com director Princess Donna (perhaps you remember her Guardian advice column?) took a risk and made a gangbang movie featuring bad, bad pandas. Per usual, change was hard. Some members rebelled -- "I...

Ejaculation conversation: An interview with Billy Castro

“I watch some straight fisting and some gay male fisting. I guess all types of fisting”Female ejaculation can be about as mysterious as the Loch Ness Monster. Looking to do a little underwater exploration?...

Hollie Stevens lived a big life that was tragically cut short

When a slowly unfolding tragedy strikes the young and energetic, fate seems especially cruel, a notion I haven't been able to shake since learning that my friend Hollie Stevens, a 30-year-old porn star, died...

No more fast food: Slow Sex Symposium proposes a love beyond capitalism

After a hectic Pride weekend, it’s about time to slow down. A Sat/30 performance-workshop (part of this week's stellar This Is What I Want performance art fest -- read Guardian theater critic Robert Avila's...

Lady in red: What this year’s Pride leather marshal wore

Typically, the afterparty is the thing for Sunday Pride fashion. But if you weren't at the big parade this year, you might have missed out on one of the more striking ensembles of the...

Never underestimate the importance of lube: Fetish fashionista Seven Mitchell on life in latex

Modeling by Karma Zabetch“I have to tell my grandma I make clothes for rock stars.”The Tenderloin neighborhood's vivid street culture and its residents' bold use of alternative sexuality makes it a perfect home for...

Pride leather marshalls hail a “kinky renaissance”

It was almost Pride Week, I've had two leather luminaries hanging out at kink coffeeshop Wicked Grounds – it just seemed like an opportune time to start waxing philosophical about the possibility of a...

Your love: Open SF conference teaches, showcases polyamorous community

“I have a partner that I live with, two girlfriends, and a number of lovers” In my San Francisco, it’s not uncommon to know someone who identifies as polyamorous, or who participates in multiple loving...

Lusty for the Ladies? Worker-owned strip club still open, but needs your help

I have to apologize for not frothing up the waters with my own account of everyone's favorite (and only) worker-owned strip club the Lusty Lady being in peril of having to shut its doors....

Key lime hair with a side of porno: the Brande Baugh story

“My job is really weird. I think about that all the time.”The Mission is a neighborhood accustomed to eccentric individuals. One would think Brande Baugh’s key lime hair and vintage Misfits t-shirt would make...

Sipping lattes with the transmale program specialist

“People at sex clubs are looking to hook up. It’s usually my safe sex practices that get me turned down more and not the fact that I’m transgender” I thought it would be cute to...

Sex Talk with Princess Donna: Squirting and the ass icon

You have to have communication skills if you're going to responsibly wield the amount of sexual power that Princess Donna holds in her sexy little hands in the depths of the Mission District's very...

In bed with the cuddle expert

“I’ve been enveloped and swimming in love the last few years”It’s early Saturday morning, and I’m quickly putting fresh sheets on my bed. The door bell rings before I can finish, and I run...

On the couch with James Darling

He won the Heartthrob of the Year honor at this year's Feminist Porn Awards. He teaches workshops on porn star sex. He has a full schedule of solo masturbation and menage a trois porn...