The figure of the witch has been both the ultimate misogynist scapegoat and a symbol of feminist resistance – these days, happily, it is far more the latter. Sophia Larigakis talks to witchspert Kristen Sollée—author of Witches, Sluts, Feminists—about reclaiming the witch, contentious histories, and slut-shaming. Featured image by Natasha Gornik.
Did you know that masturbation can improve your body image? Or that men who use sex toys make more satisfying lovers? I sat down with sex therapist, Dr. Chris Donaghue, to discuss everything that self love and sex toys have to offer. Watch the video here! By Karley Sciortino
There’s something about the sound of skateboard wheels on concrete and the emotionally inept men-boys who ride them that makes straight girls go wild. Annie Fell talks to the woman behind the hilarious meme account @tinyhat_skatelife about toxic masculinity, the skate culture renaissance, and the strange appeal of sk8ter boys.
The United States Congress just passed two bills, SESTA and FOSTA, which claim to diminish sex trafficking, but in practice is censorship legislature that will make sex workers’ lives more dangerous and their futures uncertain. Here, dominatrix Mistress Couple talks to three other sex workers about what these bills mean for their work and lives, as well as for the future of sex work and censorship in the United States.
Erika Lust, the Swedish pornographer who has become the face of the feminist porn movement, is making her L.A. debut this weekend with a screening of erotic short films. Here, Lust discusses porn archetypes in a post #MeToo era, and what #TimesUp means for sex workers. By Alexandra Pereira.
Babes! I went on one of my favorite podcasts, Babe?, hosted by two of the funniest people I know, Ryan O’Connell and Lara Marie Schoenhals. We talked about good sex, bad sex, sex that we sort of can’t remember, moving to LA, being pretend adults, and lots of other fun flirty topics. Listen to BABE? here :) – Karley Sciortino
I recently had the pleasure of talking with Girlboss creator, Sophia Amoruso, on her podcast Girlboss Radio. We chatted about my new book Slutever, reclaiming the “s-word,” the nuance of life of a sex worker, and the low-key tragic squat slut exploration phase of my early 2os. You can listen to the podcast here :)
Sophia Larigakis talks to LESTE Magazine founder Sara Sutterlin about Tumblr, community-building and the importance of expanding the discourse surrounding all things erotic.
The #NYCStripperStrike is a movement organized by strippers across the five boroughs to combat racial discrimination and unequal wage distribution in clubs. Sophia Larigakis talks to Gizelle Marie (pictured), a dancer at the forefront of the movement, about some of the big issues at stake.
Katharine Gates is a ‘gonzo anthropologist’ whose book, Deviant Desires: A Tour of the Erotic Edge, covers everything from overeating to eating people. Lizzi Sandell wonders if we’re ready and willing for this gleefully amoral approach to sexuality.