How We End: Exes, Breakups & Unreliable Narrators

At turns crushing, sweet and funny, How We End captures the death knell of romantic and sexual relationships. Written by Hannah Schneider with imagery by Kate Stone, the book is based on true accounts and speaks to the universality of breakups and the unreliability of memory through 41 short stories told by an unnamed narrator. One woman gets left at an LL […]

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What Is A Witch? Pam Grossman & Tin Can Forest Turn Myth And History Into Magic

The witch is a shapeshifter. She transforms from vixen to hag, healer to hellion, adversary to advocate based on who seeks her. She is all and one at once. In Pam Grossman and Tin Can Forest’s new book What Is A Witch? the authors expertly encircle these paradoxes and particulars through a spellbinding fusion of […]

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Tina Horn On Sexting, Sex Work, and The Politics Of Pleasure

Writer, feminist pornographer, and sex worker advocate Tina Horn is a perverted polymath. Cutting her teeth in a woman owned and run domme house in San Francisco, Horn harnessed her experiences as a sex worker and porn performer and director to become, in the words of Jiz Lee, “the Neil deGrasse Tyson of a sexual cosmos.” She’s the force behind […]

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Mexico City: Pornoterrorista Explores The Female Prostate

In the wake of last week’s heinous attacks on Paris, I found myself thinking about the power of words. There were many to choose from. As we’ve come to expect after attacks in the Occidental world attributed to the Middle East, talking heads were inescapable and they all had well-worn tropes to flog. Us versus […]

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November Slut of the Month: Jacq The Stripper

Our first introduction to Jacq The Stripper was through her stark, captivating drawings depicting nightly strip club scenes where dancers dispense wisdom in six-inch heels. “Money rules the world,” reads one memorable installment posted on Instagram. “But you know what rules money? Pussy.” This quote is attributed to “Selena, 29, Kazakhstan,” and shows a curvy brunette with a hard mouth sporting a blue […]

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Deviant Marginalia: The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America

Deviant Marginalia is a bi-weekly book review series brought to you by a bibliophilic romantic slut, self-elected connoisseur of erotic materials specializing in transgressive feminism, and the witch’s lens of the occult.  My first day living in Brooklyn (the first time), I was 23 years old and naively charmed by Bedford Avenue. On my stroll […]

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Book Slut: Sex, Drugs, Art and Oakland In Brontez Purnell’s Johnny Would You Love Me If…?

Everyone in Oakland knows Brontez. If you don’t know Brontez, then you don’t really know Oakland, because he’s somewhat of a legend around these parts. From his days playing punk shows at The Gilman in the locally lauded, scantily clad, mostly pop outfit Gravy Train, to his recent notoriety with the Younger Lovers, his dance […]

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How To Write Erotica, With Rachel Kramer Bussel

Rachel Kramer Bussel is a New York-based author, editor, blogger and event organizer. She has written for numerous publications and has edited more than 40 anthologies, including Anything for You: Erotica for Kinky Couples, Suite Encounters: Hotel Sex Stories, Going Down, Irresistible, Women in Lust, Orgasmic, Fast Girls, Passion, Obsessed, Bottoms Up, Spanked, Tasting Him, […]

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Author Wednesday Black On Humor, Hipsters, Erotic Architecture & How To Train Your Virgin

Wednesday Black‘s new novel How To Train Your Virgin will erase all the cringe-inducing conceptions you have about contemporary erotica before the first chapter finishes. Deftly synthesizing myth and fatalistic fantasy with nubile hipster urbanity, Black (named Leia Menlove IRL) has written a genre-defying work that is both absurd, funny and hot as fuck. How […]

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Ultragrey: Girl Powerlessness In Pop Culture

Feeling perverse in the back row of a theater packed with couples, I cringed along with Fifty Shades of Grey. Liberal media largely condemned the film as not only terrible, but also damaging to women as a whole for its depiction of an unhealthy dominant/submissive relationship. Not even the BDSM community backed the adaptation of […]

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