A vision in rhinestones and nylon tights, Cassandro the Exotico – a celebrated Mexican wrestler who happens to also be gay as hell – is finally getting the biopic he deserves. Troy Michael Bordun talked to Cassandro about homophobia, masculinity, and the glitz and glamor of wrestling.
Movements for sexual liberation have historically been about the freedom to desire. But what about the freedom not to desire? Sophia Larigakis discusses the movement for asexual visibility, and whether asexuality should be considered a form of “queerness.”
The new psychological thriller Cam explores the camming industry in an intimate and nuanced way. Troy Michael Bordun talks to the filmmakers about digital identity, camgirl super-fans and sex workers rights.
Camming – so, performing sex acts in front of a webcam for money – is a lesser-discussed form of sex work, but it offers its own set of benefits and issues. Here, Rosie Solomon talked to two former camgirls and one camgirl-enthusiast about their experiences with the work and the cam community.
Canadian filmmaker and pornographer Bruce LaBruce never shies away from politically- and sexually-charged subject matter. His latest feature film, The Misandrists, about a lesbian separatist terrorist community dealing with a heterosexual infiltration, is no different. Troy Michael Bordun talked to LaBruce about the film, pornos, sexuality, and future/past feminisms.
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.