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The 15 Cheesiest “Sex” Photos from Getty Images (NSFW)

When you do a search for “sex” on Getty Images, you get a lot of interesting results — so many, in fact, that we were compelled to create a superlative series of Getty “sex” search images. Today’s installment highlights the ones that gave us the most second-hand embarrassment. Enjoy! (Or should we say try to…) […]

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The 10 Funniest “Sex” Photos from Getty Images

When you do a search for “sex” on Getty Images, you get a lot of interesting results — so many, in fact, that we were compelled to create a superlative series of Getty “sex” search images. Today’s installment highlights the ones that tickled our funnybone the most. Enjoy!   #10195003 / gettyimages.com   #463279563 / […]

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New Virgin Mary-Inspired Poetry: The Madonna Comix

Our friend Celia Bland, who works at The Bard Institute for Writing and Thinking, just down the road from us, recently published a book of poetry called Madonna Comix. It’s a large-format, fine art book that was a cross-country collaboration with the artist Dianne Kornberg; the poems feature the Virgin Mary in various modern-day incarnations: […]

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The Weirdest “Sex” Photos from Getty Images, Part 2 (NSFW)

When you do a search for “sex” on Getty Images, you get a lot of interesting results — so many, in fact, that we were compelled to create a superlative series of Getty “sex” search images. Today’s installment highlights the weirdest — actually, there were so many we had to present them in two installments […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: Top 10 Naughty Pic Tips

photo via flickr Reader Gerald Massey wrote the following in response to our oldie-but-goodie post, “Top 10 Tips for Taking Naughty Pics” (we couldn’t resist annotating a handful of them!): I am a hobbyist photographer of basic themes — landscapes, architecture, events — but I have been studying naughty photography, as I have come to know […]

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The Weirdest “Sex” Photos from Getty Images, Part 1

  When you do a search for “sex” on Getty Images, you get a lot of interesting results — so many, in fact, that we were compelled to launch a superlative series of Getty “sex” search images today. This inaugural installment highlights the weirdest — actually, there are so many we have to present them in […]

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A Love Poem for National Poetry Month

APRIL IS National Poetry Month. So to have your new book of poems be named one of the Books of the Week by Publishers Weekly this week has got to feel doubly good. Thus, a big congrats to our friend Mark Bibbins, whose new book is called “They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry, They Kill […]

Toys
Feel the Force: Star Wars Vibrators

Geeks of the world, get excited! Balazs Sarmai, a photography, video and web artist based in Hungary, just designed a series of Star Wars sex toys based on actual LELO pleasure objects. They’re “Force powered,” aw yeah. C-3PO (above) is a LELO GIGI 2, R2-D2 is a LELO ALIA, Vader is a LELO IDA and the Stormtrooper is a LELO TARA. You […]

Toys
Got a Great Idea for a Sex Toy?

Funnily enough, one of the most common questions we get around here (after “How can I enlarge my penis?”and “How can I orgasm more/better/at all?”) is “I have a sex toy  idea — how do I go about getting it made?” We’re not in that biz, so we avoid those questions. But now we have […]

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New Book & Exhibition: The Polaroid Years

Robert Heinecken Hustler Blind Beaver Hunt, 1979 Eight Polaroid SX-70 prints with offset lithography © Robert Heinecken Trust   Our friend, Mary-Kay Lombino, curator at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, spent the past five years putting together the excellent exhibition and companion art book, “THE POLAROID YEARS: Instant Photography and Experimentation.” Before […]

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Performance Art, Lost Love & Facebook

Earlier this week, we stumbled upon Zen Garage’s post about a 2010 performance art piece by Marina Abramovic at her MoMa retrospective, in which she shared a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Back in the 70s, she had an intense love affair with a fellow artist by the name of […]

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Excerpts from “Queerskins,” a New Multimedia Novel

Queerskins Our friend Illya Szilak is a full-time physician specializing in HIV treatment, a mother of two, a world traveller, and, oh yeah, in her spare-time she writes groundbreaking novels. (We both managed to shower today and consider that a huge accomplishment.) Her latest project, QUEERSKINS, is an online multimedia novel that tells the story of […]

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Set Design for Kink.com’s Pornos

Now this is the kind of porn we can really get into: design porn. Literally, cool set design for pornos. California Home + Design went behind the scenes at Kink.com’s studios to take a look at some of their fabricated sets with Christopher Gaw, the head of the design department for the Internet pornography company. He used […]

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Amanda Fucking Palmer

Singer/pianist/lyricist/composer/performance artist Amanda Palmer, a.k.a. Amanda Fucking Palmer or AFP, is the epitome of an American indie artist. She’s bold, unapologetic, bisexual, with awesomely hairy armpits and actual pubic hair. She organized an unbinding flash mob wedding between her and  writer Neil Gaiman in 2010, then made it legal in 2011 in a private ceremony hosted by literary power couple Ayelet […]

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A “Beautiful Body” Project Celebrates Hot Mamas

photo by Jade Beall Because all mamas are hot in their own way. Photographer Jade Beall‘s new project “A Beautiful Body”invites mothers, both new and old, to celebrate their imperfectly perfect bodies. In a world of airbrushing, Photo Shop and self-loathing, how refreshing! In the coming year she’ll be hitting the road with her now five-month-old son, […]

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Sexy Poem of the Day: “Romeo + Juliet Poem”

Our poet-friend Mark Bibbins is the author of “The Dance of No Hard Feelings“, a prof in the graduate writing programs at The New School and Columbia, and the poetry editor of The Awl (“Be Less Stupid”), where he features one or two pieces by a poet each week. His latest selection — “Romeo + […]