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Kink Is Dead! Long Live Kink! at MEL Magazine

March 23, 2017 | 1 Comment

I got to wondering: was the post–Fifty Shades kink bubble popping? Had pop culture's obsession with fetish and BDSM and Ben Wa balls reached its high-water mark? Was mainstream kink in America over? I started hyperventilating and dreaming up picket-sign designs along the lines of "We'll Never Go Back!" But then I righted myself and spoke to kinky folks from lifestyle consumers to the tippy top tops at FetLife and Kink.com about what the heck is going on. And I came away with a much more nuanced understanding of the situation. (Hint: The bubble may not have burst, exactly, but it has changed.) [...continue...]
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Spermin’ Berman and the Ejaculating Dildo, at MEL Magazine

February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

I talked to Berman about the strange and rewarding trip, and to one of her biggest fans, Buck Angel, about her toy, the POP dildo, for MEL Magazine, and I came away smiling. This product is making a difference for a lot of people, and that makes me happy. Who knew a squirting dildo could be so inspiring? [...continue...]
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MEL Magazine: Mentorship in Porn

December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

This image (via Photobucket) is only tangentially related to the article. I mean. Education. Teachers. Mentorship. It kinda fits, right? You know, these are kind of dark times we’re living in. But it’s not ALL bad, folks! The election may have set us back fifty years in some ways, but [...continue...]
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MEL Magazine: Interlude at Standing Rock

November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dawn at the Oceti Sakowin camp. The article I wrote for MEL Magazine about my time at the #NoDAPL protest camp in North Dakota was published yesterday. It’s a combination of a meditation on the camp between clashes with militarized police, and an informative article that gives information on [...continue...]
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Lynsey G Tackles the Big Questions

October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

I report on the big questions that keep my readers up at night. Which is why I'm sharing my latest articles, about farts on porn sets and the zodiac signs of "Labyrinth" characters. [...continue...]
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Brothel Museums and How Women Won the West

September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

It's interesting to think that in states that are now staunchly red, such liberal ideas once flourished. And not so very long ago, either. And it's even more interesting to realize that these brothels contributed to the early days of white settlement in America. [...continue...]
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I Wrote About the First Sex Toy for Trans Men!

August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Buck-off is the first and only pleasure product designed specifically for the bodies and needs of trans men, and luckily for me, the wonderful people at MEL Magazine were just as stoked as I was when I told them about it! The result is an article I wrote for them, with the help of Buck himself and his co-developers at Perfect Fit Brand pleasure products. [...continue...]
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#writereditorproblems

August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

I make the majority of my living on proofreading and copyediting books for major publishers on a freelance basis. This leaves me with many #writereditorproblems. Case in point: I just finished proofreading a novel that I found utterly repugnant, and I need to relieve some pressure. [...continue...]
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A Q&A with Jacky St. James at MEL!

June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

I recently had a Q&A-style chat with eloquent, articulate, decorated writer and director of both hardcore porn and now softcore cable, Jacky St. James. We talked bout her new Showtime series, Submission, which ended its first season this month. The six-episode erotic thriller followed the [...continue...]
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