I am mostly unpacked (by which I mean my clothes, books, DVDs, and sex toys are all put away, so I’m good), and the WiFi is working, and our heat is finally fixed! So now I’m buckling down to work on my book (by which I mean scrolling thru Tumblr and Facebook and pretending it’s research). Since I’m so busy working (by which I mean procrastinating), I don’t have much to write at the moment. But I do have some juicy, delicious links for you to peruse! Enjoy yer links!
—Have you heard about Coming Out Like A Porn Star? It’s a book of coming-out stories, thoughts, and essays by adult film performers, directors, and others, all collected and edited by the incomparable Jiz Lee. There are essays in there by every single awesome person on the planet, I’m pretty sure. Annie Sprinkle, Andre Shakti, Bella Vendetta, Betty Blac, Candida Royalle, Christopher Zeischegg, Cindy Gallop, Cinnamon Maxxine, Conner Habib, Courtney Trouble, Drew DeVeaux, Erika Lust, Gala Vanting, Ignacio Rivera AKA Papí Coxxx, James Darling, Joanna Angel, Kitty Stryker, Madison Young, Ms Naughty, Nina Hartley, Nikki Silver, Orianna Small AKA Ashley Blue, Tina Horn, Tobi Hill-Meyer, Zahra Stardust… And that’s not even all of them. Seriously. You need this book. It’s getting rave reviews all over the place. I’m sure I’ll give it one when I finally get down to reading the copy I brought from New York to Montana with me but haven’t had a chance to open yet. Anyway, go buy a copy.
- Please consider donating to The St. James Infirmary, the nation’s only occupational health and safety clinic owned and run by sex workers and operating entirely for sex workers. From their Mission Street, San Francisco, location for the past thirteen years, they’ve provided medical care, social services, mental health care, food, clothing, education, housing assistance, and so much for to thousands of sex workers in the Bay Area. But their building is being sold and they need to be moved out by the end of the year! They’re raising funds via GoFundMe to move their important organization to a new home so they can continue doing the vital work they do. Go help out!
Ah, Sweden. Is there anything you’re not progressive about? The country recently added a book of erotica for the visually impaired to its National Library as a reference text! The book, Occasionally Blind, by Nina Linde, was apparently released back in 2010 as a way for visually impaired people to get sexy with a book, and has recently gotten lots of attention for being picked for the Swedish National Library. What a fucking cool, and ridiculously overdue, idea! The book features both kinky sex acts and vanilla, gay and straight, and even group. There are raised images along with Braille text for titillation and education. I’m not finding any place to get a copy online at the moment, but keep your eyes, and fingers, open!
- Pro tip: looking for a new queer porn star and ethical slut to tickle your fancy? Might I suggest Valentine, a performer and model who has done several scenes over at The Crash Pad Series, MakeLoveNotPorn.tv, and FedorasBox.com. She’s curvy, lovely, kinky, and vanilla, “sugar and spice and everything nice” (accordingn to her Crash Pad bio) all rolled up into a gorgeous package. Check her out!
Looking for the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for pervert in your life? Or seeking a notable centerpiece for your china cabinet–one that will alert all those who enter your abode to your debauched and campy and probably gay ways? Why not consider purchasing an antique plate with the gayest art you’ve ever seen emblazoned in the center, from Candy Ass Ceramics? Stylish, sexy, and oh-so-chic–all while being bona fide antiques to boot–these plates and posters will provide conversation starters for your sexually liberated houseguests, and provide a deterrent to those who shy away from graphic depictions of gay sex on the dinner table! What more could you need?
- Also, this. Happy Bowie-ween!