25, a New Erotic-Fashion Mag

Model Anja Rubik’s new editorial endeavor just launched: 25 Magazine is a high-end fashion magazine, out biannually, that’s dedicated to the erotic perspective of women. In an interview with New York magazine, Rubik explained the sex concept: It was bothering me how the world is nowadays – how we approach nudity and sexuality and beauty. I thought it was […]

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Great Music to Have Sex To: Patrick Watson

photo via Flickr Or maybe we should say “great music to make love to” (if we actually used that terminology). It definitely works for making out to. Not frantic rip-off-each-others’-clothes sessions, but more deliberate, sensual interludes that last longer than an hour, the kind earnest teenagers in love engage in. Patrick Watson, the Montreal-based band (fronted by singer-songwriter […]

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Girls with Slingshots

We’re not big into comics, but apparently that’s where you have to go to find interesting, three-dimensional female characters who take center stage. Because you won’t find them in Hollywood (take the Bechdel Test) or at the theater. But you will find them in Danielle Corsetto’s strip GIRLS WITH SLINGSHOTS. A reader recently tipped us off […]

Doonesbury Takes on State-Rape

This week’s Doonesbury comic (in five installments over the course of the week) is taking a harsh, satirical look at how Republican legislation all across America (specifically in Texas) is undermining women’s reproductive rights — and many papers are either refusing to run it at all or else moving it to their editorial pages. The strip […]

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A New Look for Lolita

Lolita, such a great book. So deserving of a great cover. One blogger held a contest. Now it’s being turned into a book, with designs from both contest entrants and solicited pieces by well-known designers. Read the rest of this post on SUNfiltered  

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Switcheroo, a Clothes-Swapping Photo Project

photo “Mish & Colin” from the series Switcheroo by Sincerely Hana We’re not quite sure what the point is of “Sincerely Hana’s” ongoing photography project called Switcheroo: Is it some commentary on stifling gender roles, on the power of fashion, on power dynamics in relationships…? The main thing we take away from it is that women, by far, […]

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A Free Monologue for a New Year

This morning our inbox had an email from Mike Daisey titled “A free monologue for a new year.” Daisey is the monologist, writer, director, ex-Amazon employee best known for his extemporaneous monologues. He just performed a sold-out show at Boston University’s Huntington Theatre on New Year’s Eve as part of Boston’s First Night festivities. What caught our […]

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Fucking James Franco

photo via Flickr is a funding platform for music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative projects. If a project doesn’t reach its stated funding goal before time runs out, no money changes hands. One art project that just met its $2000 goal before its closing date this coming Saturday thanks to over 100 backers is “Fucking James Franco,” a […]

Live Human Birth: You Never Saw This at the County Fair

A few weeks back we found ourselves at a county fair witnessing the live birth of a calf (as one does). It was equal parts fascinating, horrifying and beautiful and reminded us of exactly how animalistic the human birth experience can be (and vice versa). Though where humans get forceps or perhaps a c-section when […]

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Artist Rion Sabean’s “Men-Ups”

We once did a photo shoot for The Sun, that super trashy but widely popular newspaper in the UK (you know, the one with the “Page 3 girl”). We were promoting the British edition of our book, The Big Bang. We were young and naive, the photographer was old and pushy, and as he gradually encouraged us […]

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DC Comics Introduces Gay Characters

We’re not comics fans. But even we know DC Comics. So now that they’re introducing a bunch of gay characters this fall, it’ll be nice for us to finally have a serious counter-point to SNL’s Ambiguously Gay Duo. Read the rest of this post on SUNfiltered

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New Summer Reading: “Lola, California”

from the book trailer for “Lola, California” Last week, we gave you a first look at the new novel from Edie Meidav, “Lola, California,” called one of “the most anticipated novels of 2011” by This week, a second excerpt: this one a glimpse into the world of stripping, as two female friends navigate that seedy terrain […]

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Victorian Erotica Embroidery, Vulva Jackets & Vajewelry

This week, Regretsy had a whole slew of vagina-focused merch highlighted, including (but not limited to) vulva jackets and vajewelry. But there’s a lot of crap out there that takes time to get on the fail blog of Etsy — right now, we’re waiting for a snarky entry on this Victorian erotica embroidery (three words […]

I Love You But…

Girlfriend & boyfriend Alex Holder and Ross Neil are both artists and creatives in advertising. Last year, they launched their online picture book about relationships, It focuses on “the moment in a relationship when you realise you don’t love someone completely, because there is one little thing that keeps bothering you. When it bothers […]

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“Comics Stripped” at The Museum of Sex

For those of you have a hard time reconciling your porn collection with your conscience (who can’t forget that the fornicator before you is somebody’s son or daughter), there’s illustrated pornography, dirty comics, and adult graphic novels. With this kind of erotica, you don’t have to worry about any real-live human animals being harmed in […]

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The Map of Non-Monogamy

According to Franklin Veaux’s personal website, he is an atheist/transhumanist/computer hacker/BDSM switch who owns a small graphic design and training firm and is into Apple computers, World of Warcraft, tattoos, piercing, photography and polyamory. He’s the guy who did that awesome Map of Human Sexuality a while back. And now he’s done the official Map […]