Have you ever noticed that an orchid is essentially a giant, petal-y pussy? Robin Hilleary, founder of the NYC flower shop Fleurotica, talks to Sophia Larigakis about love, queer community-building, and the erotic power of flowers.
You know, like, if you want to. Sophia Larigakis examines five books that present love, sex, and relationships in ways that deviate from the straight, saccharine, vanilla norm.
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 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.
Last week, The Museum of Sex in NYC opened the biggest U.S. retrospective of the work of cult Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki. Sophia Larigakis revisits the prolific photographer’s work and influence.
What happens when a group of non-professional, diverse-bodied people take off their clothes on stage, hoping to make this month’s rent? Sophia Larigakis visited the iconic night to find out.
That are actually good. If you, like me, fear the sun and would rather spend your time hiding out in a cool dark room, here are a few sexy arthouse films – in no particular order – to increase your cultural capital and get you in the mood for the summer fling you’re procrastinating finding. By Sophia Larigakis.
Does every movie starring a woman have to be a perfect piece of feminist art? Sophia Larigakis writes yet another thinkpiece about Wonder Woman :)
Phile is a new biannual mag that explores sexual subcultures, and features artists and writers ranging from scholars to sex workers (not that the two are mutually exclusive, duh). Here’s everything you need to know! By Sophia Larigakis. Main image by Matthew Tammaro.
Are you feeling #oppressed by Instagram’s insistence on constantly censoring your period and pube pics? Well don’t fret: artists Molly Soda and Arvida Byström have published a book of images that the app tried to erase from our feeds forever. By Sophia Larigakis.