[SSEX BBOX] Episode 1 Is Out!

I’m really happy to announce that the first episode of [SSEX BBOX]is now available online! [SSEX BBOX] is an ambitious documentary project, headed by Priscilla Bertucci. Their goal is to explore sex-positive communities in San Francisco, São Paolo, Berlin, & Barcelona (hence, the SS BB in the name) and explore the different ways that people […]

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Open Relationships, Infidelity, and Cheating

I’m generally in favor of anything that gets more discussion of sexual and relationship diversity into the news, but the recent allegations by Newt Gingrich’s second wife about his demand for an “open marriage” after having an affair for six years has highlighted the general confusion about what these words mean. For example, W. Bradford […]

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FTM Dissertation Study: Participants Needed

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Via Sinclair Sexsmith Just helping get the word out. See below for details, and please pass it on.   Are you a female-to-male transsexual age 25-45? Have you been on testosterone for five years or more? Do you live full time as a man? Were you primarily sexually attracted to women before transition, and now […]

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Come To the [SSEX BBOX] Premiere Party!

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I’ve written about [SSEX BBOX] before because it’s such an amazing project. The filmmakers have been interviewing smart, thoughtful, sexy people in São Paulo, Barcelona, Berlin and San Francisco, four cities known for sex-positivity and celebration of sexual diversity. They’re putting together a fantastic documentary and the last time I spoke with them, they were working on getting Portuguese, Spanish, German, and English subtitles […]

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“Family-Friendly” is a Cop Out

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Have you noticed how often the word “family” or the term “family-friendly” gets used? And have you given any attention to what it has come to mean? The newsfeeds have been all a-buzz today with the story of Leisha Hailey getting kicked off a Southwest Airlines plane when she kissed her girlfriend. According to the […]

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Fetlife Just Doesn’t Get It When It Come to Joking About Sex Workers

Last week, Fetlife (the kinky social networking site) went offline, as can happen. And the folks running the site decided it would be funny to tweet about it: Whoops… FetLife just went down like a drunk hooker… — FetLife (@FetLife) August 21, 2011 Predictably enough, a mini twitter-storm ensued, as various folks called Fetlife out […]

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BDSM & Rape: What Now?

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About a month ago, Kitty Stryker wrote a piece for the Good Vibrations Magazine, I Never Called it Rape: Addressing Abuse in BDSM Communities, in which she opened up a really important topic. It’s one that’s been simmering for a while and now that it’s come up in such a public way, there’s been a […]

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