Violet Paley’s Frozen Oranges: Pleasure, Trauma, & Writing As Self-Care

Violet Paley‘s powerful memoir, Frozen Oranges, is a sensual, non-fiction bildungsroman. The writer/director/actor delves fearlessly into her sexual psyche from childhood through her early 20s, writing candidly about masturbation, sexual assault, the orgasm gap, heartbreak, celebrity and mental illness in prose that swings from bitingly funny to painfully beautiful. In anticipation of the book’s May […]

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Bewitched Boneyard: Maheen Lemon’s Disarming Pagan Charms

Maheen Lemon is a modern-day alchemist, transforming ethically-sourced animal bones, copper, and clay into wearable talismans. Inspired by her hedge witch practice, Lemon lets nature guide her hand when she takes to the wild to meditate and ask for earthly permission to incorporate natural objects into her work. Each Bewitched Boneyard piece is then blessed […]

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Gabriela Herstik: On Fashion Magick, Writing Rituals & DIY Witchcraft

Writer, Fashion Alchemist, and Venus devotee Gabriela Herstik has conjured up a potent guide for solitary witches that infuses disparate practices with a feminist punch. Her newly released book, Craft: How To Be A Modern Witch, is empowering without being trite or preachy, witty without losing reverence for the subject matter, and equal parts style and […]

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March Slut of the Month: Luna Matatas

Our March Slut of the Month is pleasure educator and kinky crafter sextraordinaire, Luna Matatas. When she’s not rallying folks to Peg the Patriarchy, hosting streaming sex ed classes at O.school, or teaching IRL sex and pleasure classes around the world, she’s creating sequined, bejeweled, and pearlized pasties and other erotic accoutrements. Read on for […]

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Jex Blackmore’s Satanic Ritual of Resistance

Last weekend, artist, activist and Satanic firebrand Jex Blackmore led a ritual of resistance that drew hundreds to a neon-lit warehouse in Detroit. Inspired by the recent implementation of a biblical “sexual identity” workshop by a metro-Detroit church and the hiring of religious activists in key positions in the Department of Health and Human Services, Blackmore’s […]

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February Slut of the Month: Corinne Dodenhoff

Well-versed in the ways of aural and visual seduction, creatrix Corinne Dodenhoff is our February Slut of the Month. A witch, fine artist, illustrator, musician, and 1/2 of Babe Coven (with her ride or die Haleigh Moon), she’s conjured interdisciplinary shows, witchy markets, and community events that center femmes and body positive magic. This Saturday, she’ll […]

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March Slut of the Month: Badaweyah

Our March Slut of the Month is Badaweyah, a bewitching practitioner and teacher of Egyptian dance. We spoke with her about influential women in the art form, belly dance stereotypes, and the similarities between empowerment through dance and through BDSM. When did you begin studying Egyptian dance, and how has your relationship with the art form […]

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Cuntmafia Queen Contessa Stuto On Sex, Success, the ‘S-Word’ and her New Video: Horny Lil’ Slut

A reigning queen of New York nightlife, Contessa Stuto is a quadruple threat of the underground, throwing legendary parties, discovering and promoting up-and-coming artists, modeling in magazines from Dazed and Confused to V, and fronting a genre-fucking musical project all under the Cuntmafia name. Naturally, we jumped at the chance to check out and chat about her latest offering, “Horny Lil’ […]

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