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Tristan Taormino

Straight Men Who Have Sex With Men

Once again, a female singer has a hit song called "I Kissed A Girl"; I saw Katy Perry perform it on network television the other night. As she danced around in her cute yellow dress, I thought: "Wow, singing about lesbian smooching was pretty racy when Jill Sobule did it—same......
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Desire in the Desert

Palm Springs: Imagine if the courtyard from Melrose Place were relocated to the desert, decorated with slings and spanking benches, and populated by leatherwomen. That's pretty much where I hung out over the weekend. I've been to hundreds of BDSM events, but I've never been to one quite like Desire......

The Princess Submits

Recently, I wrote about Brian Lilla's independent film, A Tale of Two Bondage Models, which profiled BDSM performers Lorelei Lee and Princess Donna. The latter has been webmistress for WiredPussy.com (part of the Kink.com network of sites) for almost four years, and has directed and appeared in about 300 scenes......

Ladies Love Gay Male Porn

I just got back from a weekend at the University of California at Santa Barbara, where I attended "Console-ing Passions: An International Conference on Television, Audio, Video, New Media, and Feminism" (filmandmedia.ucsb.edu/cpt v/cptv.html). It was three days of geeking out with academics about TV, the Internet, and various kinds of......
A scene from Trans-Entities; Credit: Darren Mayhem

The New Wave of Trans Cinema

I spent my weekend watching transpeople fuck on film. A lot. OK, a lot is a relative term. I mean it took up a chunk of time, but there's not exactly an abundance of independently produced tranny porn around. In fact, there's a big disparity within the genre that breaks......

In (Partial) Defense of Eliot Spitzer

When news of Eliot Spitzer's link to a prostitution agency first broke, "Why Do Powerful Men Cheat?" stories sprang up all around us, from morning shows to the nightly news. Within the framework of the cheating-husband narrative, no one made the distinction between employing a sex worker and having an......
Cutline: Hunter Thompson

Behind the Green Door

Brothers Jim and Artie Mitchell are sex-industry legends. They're best known for producing several porn films (including Behind the Green Door) and running the infamous strip club, the O'Farrell Theater. Opened in 1969, the O'Farrell occupied a unique place at the center of a burgeoning San Francisco sexual subculture. It......

An Expert's Guide to Hand Jobs for Men and Women

Last week in Los Angeles, I produced a new sex-ed movie with porn star Penny Flame, all about how to get people off with your hands. I first shot Penny for the fourth edition of my reality series, Chemistry, and that's when I saw her gifted mitts in action. In......

Pucker Up Turns 200!

When I first met with a Voice editor in 1999 about starting this column, he had a concern: "What if you run out of things to talk about?" I assured him I wouldn't. And I haven't — this is my 200th column. For whatever reason, my 100th came and went......